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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield speaking at the Convention Centre Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s new tourism ambassador, Cdr Chris Hadfield, has seen more of his adopted country than any Irish person has. Sixteen times a day for five mon(...)

Chris Hadfield, former Commander of the International Space Station photographed in Dublin Airport last month. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Former International Space Station (ISS) commander Commander Chris Hadfield has agreed to become a tourism ambassador for Ireland. Cmdr Hadfield, who (...)

Leo Varadkar: “Access to Ireland by air and sea will be crucial to meeting the 2014 targets. Capacity continues to grow, with 23 new air routes into Ireland announced since the budget.”

Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar believes new air and sea services into Ireland and big international sporting events should boost visitor numb(...)

Gather ye people:  the St Patrick’s Festival invited up to 8,000 people from around the world to march in the Dublin parade. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

  As the fireworks go off at the New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert on College Green on Tuesday, there will be some justifiable self-congrat(...)

A member of the Notre Dame cheerleading squad is held aloft in Dublin’s Temple Bar ahead of their American footbal match against Navy in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Tourism Ireland has reported a 7 per cent rise in visitor numbers for the island of Ireland, the best since the global economic crisis began. Some eig(...)

If you’re vulnerable to cultural cringe, then you’ll probably prefer to steer clear of Ireland’s tourism promotion videos, lest several Riverdancing l(...)

The Wild Atlantic Way: a “rugged”, “unspoiled” touring route from the Inishowen Peninsula to Kinsale, being promoted as “the road trip of a lifetime”. Photograph: Slow Images/Getty

It is “wild, rugged, unspoiled” and 2,400km long. Tourism Ireland’s hottest property in 2014 is not a sporting fixture or cultural festival – altho(...)

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 Chef Noel McMeel of Lough Erne Resort, who stars in Tourism Ireland’s latest online food film. Photograph: Tony Pleavin

Chef Noel McMeel, who cooked for world leaders at this summer’s G8 Summit at Lough Erne Resort, anchors the second Tourism Ireland online food film(...)

Rising incomes and an expanding middle class have seen frantic growth in the travel industry, and more than three million tourists from China visit Eu(...)

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