Jim Deegan

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Ireland is one of the last countries in the world where you can get a cooked breakfast on a train, according to Jim Deegan, managing director of Railt(...)

European visitors numbers grew to 36 per cent of the market last year from just 7 per cent in 1970. They also accounted for 36 per cent of spending last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s tourism agencies need to focus more of their marketing efforts on mainland Europe than on Britain, according to a leading academic and bo(...)

 Railway Preservation Society of Ireland volunteer Jon Richardson on the Emerald Isle Express.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A luxury rail tour costing €5,000 per passenger left Dublin’s Connolly Station on Monday ahead of a five-day journey that will take in sites across Wa(...)

The annual workshop organised by the National Centre for Tourism Studies took place at Dromoland Castle, Co Clare. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

While the impact of new technology could hit traditional jobs in tourism, the industry can continue to provide valuable employment if the sector and t(...)

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(...)

Last week the Central Statistics Office published data showing that overseas holiday makers spent €2.8 billion in the Republic in the first nine months of this year, €241 million more than during the same period in 2013

Predictions that foreign earnings from overseas visitors are likely to hit €5 billion this year may not reflect what tourists are actually spending i(...)

Dublin Port. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIME

BARRY O’HALLORAN Ireland’s recent growth rates might have been artificially inflated by a sudden increase in contract manufacturing that may not be d(...)

Donegal Airport: a recipient of State subsidies along with Kerry, Knock and Waterford.

The Government should stop subsidising loss-making regional airports as it gives them an unfair advantage over the State-owned Cork, Dublin and Shann(...)

After Riverdance, one of the things Chinese people associate with Ireland is golf. With golf an essen- tial lifestyle option for the swelling ranks of(...)

Research by Dr Steve MacFeely of the Central Statistics Office has established the tourism sector supports 12 per cent of all enterprises in the Republic and 11 per cent of jobs. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is no way of establishing if the returns from marketing tourism to traditional markets such as Britain actually justify what is spent, according(...)