Eileen O’Mara Walsh with her son Eoghan, now chief executive of the domestic tourism association she founded. Photograph: Eoghan O’Mara Walsh

Eileen O’Mara Walsh, a former leading figure in the Irish tourism sector, has died aged 79. Ms O’Mara Walsh, a former chair of semi-State development(...)

 St Patrick’s Day parade cancelled in Dublin, shop window on Henry Street beside image of O’Connell St, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tourism and business groups have said the decision to cancel the upcoming St Patrick’s Day parades in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavir(...)

US tourists at Lough Tay, Co Wicklow. Economic growth in key markets such as the US and a favourable dollar exchange rate are benefitting Irish tourism

Signs that this year is set to be a record year for tourism have prompted industry figures to call on the Government to set more ambitious targets for(...)

Literary laureate: the writer Samuel Beckett. Photograph: Louis Monier/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Within the next 18 months Dublin could have a significant new literary-themed tourist attraction. That’s the plan of Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, the head of (...)