Itic wants €500 million in  grants to help tourism operators stay in business. Pictured is Bundoran in  Co Donegal. Photograph: James Connolly

The tourism industry claims 100,000 jobs could be saved if the Government commits to a new plan to prop up the beleaguered sector, which has been effe(...)

Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, CEO of the  Irish Tourism Industry Confederation: The loss of the over-70s cohort would be a ‘further blow’ to hotels and the hospitality sector. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Recommendations that over-70s should reconsider taking staycations and visiting hotels has been met with disappointment by the hospitality and tourism(...)

Inch Strand in Co Kerry. The staycation subsidy announced on Thursday is a well-intentioned effort to bolster the hospitality industry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Your country needs you to holiday at home, so the Government keeps telling us. The Trip Advisor cabinet is all over your holiday plans – except for Tá(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Business leaders have cautiously welcomed  stimulus package. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Government’s stimulus package does not “go far enough to prevent firms from folding”, a former secretary general of the Department of Finance, Joh(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Business leaders have cautiously welcomed  stimulus package. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Business leaders gave a generally cautious welcome to the Government’s stimulus package, which includes more than 50 measures designed to reboot econo(...)

 Clifden in Connemara.

The “shattered” tourism industry is calling for State agency Fáilte Ireland to be given €1 billion next month by the new Government to disburse to st(...)

Hotels will be omplementing dozens of measures including hygiene and social distancing. Photographs: iStock

Irish hoteliers and tourism groups have reacted with relief to news that the re-opening of key elements of the sector has been fast-tracked by the Gov(...)

The taskforce   recommends staggered mid-term breaks to “facilitate families wishing to holiday in Ireland” by spreading out demand

The taskforce advising the Government on a revival of the tourism industry has recommended adjustments to the school calendar to lengthen the time ava(...)

The Waterford Greenway. Many tourism businesses are hoping that domestic Irish tourists – themselves prevented from travelling abroad – can be tempted to take holidays at home. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The tourism industry has called for a suite of support measures to be included in the next programme for government, including €1.5 billion in grant a(...)

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(...)

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