Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the nation at Government Buildings in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Government’s plan to ease Covid-19 restrictions has been criticised by hospitality and construction industry groups, as well as by Opposition poli(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett claimed that the Government had failed to ensure schools would be safe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Opposition TDs, representatives of the hospitality industry and campaigners for a ‘zero Covid’ strategy have criticised the Government’s revised plan (...)

The programmes are designed to develop team leaders and supervisory management capability. Photograph: iStock

Workers in the Covid-19-hit hospitality and tourism industries are being encouraged to use the shut-down of the sector as a time to take up new traini(...)

A passenger at Dublin Airport this week. The Irish tourism sector, which had hoped there might be some travellers in the second half of 2021, is facing a very difficult year.Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

It would be an understatement to say it has been a bad week for the travel sector– or at least the part of it which relies on international travel. Ne(...)

A view of an empty Devlin Hotel in Dublin 6.

The Government’s decision to extend Level 5 lockdown restrictions until March 5th will not have surprised the hospitality sector here. And the restric(...)

The scheme encourages us to spend money in an Irish hotel, guesthouse or restaurant by giving us a tax rebate on what we spend. Photograph: iStock

The new year is looking a lot brighter than the gloomy one we are about to unceremoniously kick out the back door with a vengeance. There are bright n(...)

The Irish Hotels Federation says the controlled environment of hotels can help to minimise the number and extent of social gatherings in home settings, thereby significantly reducing the risk this Christmas. Photograph: iStock

Hoteliers are calling on the Government to allow people to travel outside their county and to permit indoor dining in hotels, including for non-reside(...)

Survey from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) suggests additional measures have hit the sector hard

Hotel bookings have collapsed in the wake of additional Government restrictions to curb the coronavirus with up to 88 per cent of hotel rooms expecte(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn and Taoiseach Micheál Martin  during a post-Cabinet press briefing at Government Buildings. Photograph: PA Photo

and STEPHEN MAGUIRE People across the Border from Co Donegal have been urged to use their “civil an moral conscience” if considering visiting the coun(...)

Photograph: iStock

Hoteliers warn that almost three-quarters of Irish tourism-related jobs are at risk of being wiped out this year if the Government does not step in wi(...)

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