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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar making his address to the nation in a rare live broadcast. Handout photograph: RTÉ/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar won widespread acclaim for his televised address to the nation on St Patrick’s Day this week, but the address will also have le(...)

A deserted Dublin on St Patrick’s Day 2020: tourism supported about 265,000 jobs before the crisis. Photograph: Tom Honan

Tourism Ireland, the cross-Border agency responsible for marketing the island to visitors from abroad, has asked the Government for at least €20 milli(...)

UK shoppers go on a toilet roll spree in a supermarket in Ashford, Kent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

In the shops, there is panic-buying. On stock markets, there is panic-selling. Somewhere between these two groups – the toilet roll hoarders and the e(...)

St Patrick’s Day frolics. Irish holidaymakers may not spend like  Americans but they are less likely to be shocked by local prices. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sentiment is important, possibly nowhere more so than in tourism. One of Ireland’s strongest growing industries is no stranger to the sudden ebb and f(...)

Leo Varadkar as he leaves Áras an Uachtaráin having tendered his resignation to President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It was after dark by the time Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrived at Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday to tender his resignation to President Michael D Higgin(...)

Investors in Ires Reit may be looking nervously over their shoulders during Thursday’s results announcement.  On Tuesday, following Sinn Féin’s electoral dominance, hundreds of millions of euro evaporated from housing and banking shares.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

MONDAY Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Dec). Meetings: Eurogroup meeting. TUESDAY Results: Kerry Group, Allegion. Indicators: Euro z(...)

Kildare Village is among the Irish retail centres that specifically targets Chinese visitors.

Fáilte Ireland, the State tourism agency, says that last year it helped to attract international conferences and business events to Ireland worth €212(...)

Passengers wearing protective masks in the arrivals area at Beijing Capital Airport. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Entry screening has yet to be recommended for Irish airports, none of which have direct flights with China, as several countries begin isolating citiz(...)

Cathay will begin a “flash sale” offering cut-price fares from the Republic’s capital to various Asian and Australian destinations from Friday.

Cathay Pacific will resume Dublin-Hong Kong flights at the end of March, the airline confirmed on Thursday. Cathay shelved the service in November a(...)

The Lough Erne Resort complete with two golf courses.

Are you like me? Did you grow up in a time when “the North” was a byword for “stay clear,” and came with enough personal safety caveats that, well, yo(...)

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