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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks to the media outside St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Opposition politicians have criticised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for showing poor judgment in passing on Donald Trump’s concerns about a proposed wind fa(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar walks down a street in the Hell’s Kitchen district of New York, the latest stop on his visit to the US.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fáilte Ireland raised concerns about a wind farm opposed by Donald Trump six months after the then minister for tourism Leo Varadkar passed on the bil(...)

Wexford native Paul Kelly will take over from Shaun Quinn as chief executive of Fáilte Ireland.

State tourism body Fáilte Ireland has appointed UCD Smurfit Business School strategic marketing director Paul Kelly as chief executive. Before workin(...)

Gillian Bowler, pictured during her time as Irish Life and Permanent chairwoman. Photograph: David Sleator

Gillian Bowler, pioneering founder of Budget Travel and one of the best-known figures in Irish business, has died following an illness. She was 64. M(...)

Inbound tourism from the US reached an all-time record this year, up more than 15%  to almost 1.4m   over the first nine months

Fáilte Ireland, the State tourism authority, will urge the industry to seek more business from continental Europe as the industry awaits the economic (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross, with Independent Alliance TDs Kevin Moran and Sean Canney, outside Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has failed to fill 35 vacancies on State boards since taking office. The figures were released from the Department (...)

Minister for Tourism Shane Ross has been accused of “absolute hypocrisy” over the failure to use the Public Appointments Service in the recruitment of a new chief executive for tourism body Fáilte Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Minister for Tourism Shane Ross has been accused of “absolute hypocrisy” over a failure to use the Public Appointments Service in the recruitment of a(...)

British tourists comprise about 40% of all the holidaymakers visiting Ireland each year. Photograph: The Irish Times

Tourism authorities have expressed concern about the impact of Britain’s decision to leave the EU after new figures indicated that the rate of growth (...)

The decision to hold excise levels on alcohol as they were in Budget 2017 has met with a mixed reaction in the drinks industry. File photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Alcohol was once an “old reliable” for budget price increases - but for the second year in a row there has been no increase in the price of a pint. (...)

Tourism is responsible for one in eight jobs in the State and is worth an estimated €7.3 billion to the economy. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish tourism has never been in a better place. Recent figures point to the best-ever August for tourism numbers, and Tourism Ireland says the Centra(...)

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