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Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa in west Cork. Owner Des O’Dowd says of the reopening: 'I think everyone will be a bit emotional as things start to get back to normal.' Photograph: David Kinsella

After more than five months with their properties shrouded in silent gloom, Irish hoteliers could scarcely hide their delight as the day they’ve been (...)

Bryony Frost and Frodon en-route to victory in the King George. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Racing people have some well-established lines to fall back on when faced with a microphone, like the rider who insists they “wouldn’t swap my horse f(...)

Patrick Guy at the back of his house at Riverside beside the Owenglin river as water pours down the waterfall after earlier flooding. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Sudden and severe” flooding in Clifden, Co Galway, early on Wednesday saw schools close early and houses evacuated as waters surged on the Owenglin r(...)

‘The Irish are not sitting at home drinking water at night when they are on their holidays, and we are reaping the benefits of that.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Local woman Joan King, has spent decades serving holiday makers at King’s Paper and Gift Shop in Clifden, but she has never experienced a summer quite(...)

Hotels will be omplementing dozens of measures including hygiene and social distancing. Photographs: iStock

Irish hoteliers and tourism groups have reacted with relief to news that the re-opening of key elements of the sector has been fast-tracked by the Gov(...)

Armagh jockey Brian Hughes has been crowned    Britain’s new champion jumps jockey. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Veteran Curragh trainer Kevin Prendergast has paid tribute to the dedication of his former apprentice Brian Hughes after the Armagh man’s official con(...)

Visitors from France enjoying a visit to Temple Bar recently. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tens of thousands of jobs in tourism are at risk across the country as the number of people from overseas booking holidays in Ireland has dried up to (...)

The bronze  statue of aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown which was unveiled in  Clifden, Co Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes

The men who made history by being the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic have found themselves a new home close to the west of Ireland landing (...)

 Richard Johnson: “I’m delighted to be back racing again and to ride a couple of winners is even better.” Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Richard Johnson was thrilled to make the perfect return to the saddle at Musselburgh on Thursday after landing a double from just two rides. Having b(...)

Service please. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s carefully cultivated tourism image as the land of a hundred thousand welcomes took a hit this week when one of the big names in the hospital(...)

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