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Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons said the North America market continues to perform very strongly with visitor and revenue numbers up by over 10 per cent, but it is offset by falls in revenue elsewhere.

A fall-off in tourism revenues for the first time in years has been blamed on global economic uncertainty. The number of overseas visitors to Irelan(...)

Sterling under pressure: some 44 per cent of visitors to the island of Ireland are from Britain, with these visitors generating 25 per cent of overseas tourism revenue. Photograph: iStock.

A certain amount of stoicism is required for Irish tourist authorities tasked with maximising the number of visitors to the island from Britain. So mu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arriving at the launch of the National Broadband Plan with Ministers in tow.

It seemed as though just about everybody was shouting stop at the Government this week, but it vowed to press ahead nonetheless with the National Broa(...)

The Irish Food Board, which works to make a commercial success of Irish food, drink and horticultural businesses overseas, came first in a study by the Reputations Agency. File photograph: Board Bia

Bord Bia has come first in a ranking of the most reputable companies and organisations in the State. The Irish Food Board, which works to make a com(...)

Hainan Airlines commenced a new, year-round service between Dublin and Shenzhen in February. It also flies between Dublin and Beijing.

Tourism Ireland is to double its marketing spend in China from €500,000 to 1 million as it looks to grow visitor numbers to Ireland to 200,000 by 2025(...)

Bishop’s Square has undergone a significant programme of improvement work since Hines acquired it from New York-based investment giant King Street Capital for €92.5m  in 2015

US-headquartered real estate giant Hines will be hoping to capitalise on the strong international appetite for Dublin office investments with the form(...)

A board gives information about Castle Ward in Strangford, Co Down, the location of Winterfell in Game of Thrones. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Record numbers of Game of Thrones fans travelled from all over the world to Northern Ireland last year to visit their favourite locations from the hit(...)

The former presidential candidate is visiting Ireland to share his insight on climate change and the action required to sustainably and effectively manage our oceans to ensure the health of our planet. File photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Former US secretary of state John Kerry has been announced as a keynote speaker at Ireland’s flagship blue economy conference Our Ocean Wealth at City(...)

Brexit presents significant challenges for the  retail sector. Photograph: Getty Image

How are the various sectors faring as Brexit looms? Retail “It’s very challenging from a retail perspective,”says Retail Ireland director Tom Burke.(...)

Ivano Cafolla: ‘The biggest problem in the industry is splitting bills and we have solved that for them’

Ivano Cafolla is well rehearsed in Dublin’s social scene. Promoting events, venues and nightclubs has always been part of his CV so it’s no surprise t(...)

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