The Cranberries perform at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin.

Pubs, hurling and the Cranberries are among a list of props being used to market Ireland as a tourism destination to the Chinese. They figure in ser(...)

Cycling on the Mayo Greenway, on the Wild Atlantic Way

A repeat of the large growth in visitor numbers from Australia over the past five years is “entirely doable” if more hotel accommodation is made avail(...)

Screen tourism: Cersei (Lena Headey) sits on the Iron Throne, flanked by her brother Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), in the seventh series of ‘Game of Thrones’

Tourism bodies in Northern Ireland have revealed they are working with the US television network HBO to “maximise” the Game of Thrones legacy as new s(...)

Niall Gibbons: “I have always admired Martin and Carmel Naughton and their family. A great Irish success story in every respect.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne
The lighter side ...

What business person do you most admire? I have always admired Martin and Carmel Naughton and their family. A great Irish success story in every res(...)

Pier jumpers enjoying the weather in Creevy, Co Donegal. The tourism industry expressed relief after retaining its special 9 per cent VAT rate. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The tourism industry expressed relief after retaining its special 9 per cent VAT rate, which State officials had suggested might be scrapped in Budget(...)

The State’s 16 Education and Training Boards, which deliver most further education courses, currently receive more than €500m   a year from Solas. Photograph: Getty Images

Funding for further education courses is to be linked with high performance under a new funding model to be rolled out shortly. More than 200,000 peo(...)

Liam Neeson has ‘helped to raise Ireland’s profile and awareness of Ireland and Irish artists around the world’.

Liam Neeson is to receive a special award from President Michael D Higgins for his outstanding contribution to the Irish diaspora. The annual Presid(...)

Tayto Park founder Raymond Coyle launching the Viking Voyage water ride. The Co Meath theme park has been a big hit since opening in 2010, emphasising that if you build attractions visitors will come. Photograph:  Photocall Ireland

With the budget just four days away, the tourism industry is collectively camped beneath a picture of the Sacred Heart praying that its 9 per cent VAT(...)

Niall Gibbons CEO of Tourism Ireland: will travel to the UK next week to meet industry counterparts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland’s post-Brexit appeal as a destination for UK tourists continues to fade, with latest figures showing a further drop in numbers. The figures h(...)

Pour me: Only about 54 cents of the pre-VAT price of a pint of Guinness, for example, is accounted for by excise. What tourist would notice if that was even  halved? Photograph: Eric Luke

It is almost that time of year again – budget time – when the multinational drinks industry wraps itself in the Tricolour of concern for Irish tourism(...)