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 Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar in Brussels on Thursday. This week’s Brexit deal left all but a fraction of the agreement negotiated with Theresa May intact. Photograph: EPA

It had appeared for all the world in recent weeks that diplomacy had broken down and the UK was careering dangerously towards to a crash-out Brexit th(...)

Fáilte Ireland’s remit includes responsibilities such as product development at home and the marketing of domestic tourism.

A turf war has broken out between the two State tourism agencies, Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, over the latter’s plans to place staff in the Un(...)

“Most of the holidaymakers that come to Ireland do so because of the pristine environment.” Photograph: iStock

Sustainable tourism is a big buzzword globally, as the backlash to years of excess begins. Yet what is the Irish hospitality and tourism sector doing (...)

“Coffee shops may have reached saturation point in cities, with Starbucks, Insomnia or Costa at almost every street corner.” Photograph: iStock
What’s ahead for hospitality?

Paul Keeley, Fáilte Ireland “In terms of big macro trends, we are seeing continued interest in heritage and culture but increasingly in ‘learn to’, t(...)

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce: “I think Boeing are fantastic engineering company, they will fix this issue.” Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The Irish-born boss of Australia’s largest airline, Qantas, has affirmed his confidence in Boeing as the planemaker works to improve its aircraft foll(...)

An industry representative said Minister for Tourism Shane Ross had ‘failed again’ for not getting last year’s VAT move reversed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Confusion reigned over the Government’s budget measures for tourism, with the industry critical of the failure to reinstate its special VAT rate and i(...)

Some of the €40 million for tourism will be used to advertise in Britain key attractions like the Cliffs of Moher .

A €650 million fund will be made immediately available to prop up the agriculture, enterprise and tourism sectors in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Mi(...)

Lahinch Golf Club in Co Clare hosted the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open this year, and was televised live on the Golf Channel in the US. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A familiar sight at any Irish airport is that of golf bags being unloaded from carousels onto baggage trolleys. And with good reason, for the numbers (...)

Adare Manor: Europe’s top resort, according to Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2019

Adare Manor, in Co Limerick, and Dromoland Castle, in Co Clare, have been named Europe’s top two resorts by Condé Nast Traveler, whose Readers’ Choice(...)

Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland have suspended promotion of greyhound racing. File photograph: stockexpert

Shane Ross has defended his request to tourism bodies to review policy in relation to the greyhound industry, shortly before Fáilte Ireland and Touris(...)

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