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The award-winning spa at Galgorm Hotel and Spa outside Ballymena

The Original Irish Hotels group – formerly the Irish Country Hotels and Manor House hotels – was launched in Dublin today by Minister for State for To(...)

Anybody But McDowell?: Shane Ross seems not to want Michael McDowell (above) to chair the Taoiseach’s committee to oversee the implementation of the Manning report on Seanad reform. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

While Fine Gael is blue in the face trying to keep the Minister for Transport sweet, Winston Churchtown may yet be spoiling for another fight. The Ind(...)

Keith Clarke on his boat in the harbour of Inishmurray Island,  Co Sligo, before the ban.

The Minister of State for Tourism Brendan Griffin says he cannot give a guarantee that boats will be allowed to land on Inishmurray island off Sligo t(...)

Keith Clarke at Inishmurray Island off Co Sligo

Keith Clarke has been bringing visitors to Inishmurray Island, seven kilometres off the coast of Sligo, for 32 years, but says he was devastated last (...)

From now on, if a firm has problems filling a job with a candidate from Ireland or the wider European Economic Area, they can look further afield for a suitable qualified person. Photograph: iStock

The hospitality sector has welcomed changes to employment permit regulations aiming to make it easier for restaurants to hire chefs from outside the E(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

Shane Ross: Accused Mixed Martial Arts leaders of ’dragging their heels’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has accused the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA) of deliberately dragging its feet in establishing safety st(...)

David Brady and Cian Feeney from Maynooth University winners of the first Irish Student Sixes Tournament at The Heath GC last week.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD last week announced that golf will benefit from Sport Ireland funding of €758,000 in 2018 (...)

Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

Concerns regarding some scans at University Hospital Kerry emerged after complaints were made by a number of GPs and consultants. File photograph:  Thinkstock

The manager of University Hospital Kerry has defended the size of the radiology team at the hospital. Speaking at an emergency meeting for public rep(...)

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