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There were moments when it seemed like an encounter on First Dates Ireland during Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s meeting with US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar looked somewhat out of his comfort zone on Thursday, sitting in the Oval Office making small talk with US president Donald Trum(...)

Climb Croagh Patrick, whichever way you want. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Any list of things you must do before you die runs the risk of sounding bossy, pompous or just plain exhausting. But the world is vast, and our time o(...)

Rossnowlagh strand in Co Donegal is a popular destination for tourists from Northern Ireland and further afield. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Tourism revenues in Ireland are on course to reach €6 billion in revenue this year following a strong finish to 2017. Tourism earnings in the last q(...)

Outgoing hotels federation chief Joe Dolan said coarse fishermen, who traditionally hail from Britain, were almost non-existent this year. Photograph: Getty Images

A drop in numbers of British tourists visiting the Republic following the Brexit vote cost the hospitality industry more than €60 million in 2017, wit(...)

A robot goes skiing in Hoenseong, South Korea, because why not? Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

In numbers: Valentine’s splurge €200 million Sum that Irish adults were estimated to be spending on Valentine’s Day this year, according to social p(...)

“Oy, get your hands off my Dingle . . .” The man in the map of Ireland costume at Cheltenham in 2012. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Getty Images

The disgusting behaviour of business big wheels at a lavish charity fundraiser in London’s five-star Dorchester Hotel was big news this week. The me(...)

Ergo co-founder and chief executive John Purdy: “We’ve seen considerable revenue growth in the last few years and expect it to increase again in 2018 and are currently finalising a plan to see turnover climb to about €100 million by 2020.”

Irish IT services provider Ergo is targeting turnover of €100 million by 2020 after reporting a €30 million hike in revenues last year. The Dublin c(...)

The island of Skellig Michael on the Wild Atlantic Way. Fáilte Ireland wants to repeat its west coast success elsewhere by developing ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Fáilte Ireland is looking to diversify its Ireland’s Ancient East offering and is planning on exploring a “Viking Coast” proposition to attract touris(...)

Star Wars on  Skellig Micheal: visits on a permit system are meant to be capped at 11,100 annually  but  increased to 16,000 in 2017. Photographs: Lucasfilm

An Taisce has urged Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan to intervene over the “rebranding” of Kerry’s Skellig Michael as a “Disney-Lucasfilm fantasy (...)

Proposed US tariffs pose an existential threat to Bombardier’s Belfast operation, the union Unite says. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

MONDAY Indicators: euro-zone inflation (Nov); UK industrial trends orders (Dec); United States housing market index (Dec). TUESDAY Results: FedEx,(...)

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