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Price of bread: Ireland uses mostly UK flour, which will get more expensive in a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: iStock/Getty

The Irish loaf has emerged as an unlikely casualty of a no-deal Brexit, with prices set to rise by about 15c for an average sliced pan. If the UK lea(...)

The China Ready training programme offers advice on a variety of changes that can be made by hospitality providers to make Chinese visitors welcome.

With a potential market of millions, Ireland’s tourism industry is on a major drive to target Chinese visitors. More than 600 Irish hospitality busi(...)

Stock image of a boy pulling a girl’s hair. Photograph: iStock

A 14-year-old boy has been banned from contacting a young girl after he appeared in court charged with pulling her hair and kicking her. The boy, who(...)

The forecast is for mixed weather, but there are plenty of spaces under cover at Taste of Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens venue

What is it ? Four days of feasting on mini versions of the signature dishes of more than 20 restaurants, cookery demos by well know Irish and interna(...)

Fáilte Ireland will give grants of €2.5 million upwards and focus on ‘immersive’ projects. Photograph: iStock

Virtual and augmented reality-based tourist attractions are expected to be among those seeking access to tens of millions of euro worth of State inves(...)

Taste of Dublin returns to Iveagh Gardens on June 13-16th

Taste of Dublin returns to Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens next month (June 13-16th), however the food festival’s on-site currency, the florin, is a thing of (...)

A computer-generated image of the planned Salesforce Tower. Johnny Ronan, who  is seeking permission to add two extra storeys to the office block, ha secured €478 million in development finance

The big four accountancy firms in the Republic have warned of a potential for confusion over the plans for public grades on the quality of their audit(...)

 Dalata’s  non-executive chairman John Hennessy  and chief executive Pat McCann:  claim Dublin needs a 1,000-bedroom superhotel is “the biggest load of rot”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hotels, tourism, hospitality – it’s all about hosting and being polite. So it was noticeable how scathing Dalata’s Pat McCann, the country’s biggest h(...)

The OPW is working with tourism officials and Dublin City Council to identify public buildings in the city that could be used to host gala dinners for big international conferences. Photograph: iStock

The Office of Public Works (OPW) is working with tourism officials and Dublin City Council to identify public buildings in the city, such as museums, (...)

Dalata chief executive Pat McCann: he has said calls for a 1,000-bed hotel are “naivety in the extreme”

The boss of Ireland’s largest hotel group has rubbished the idea of a 1,000-bedroom hotel for Dublin, describing it as “the biggest load of rot” he ha(...)

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