The Sheep’s Head peninsula in West Cork: Irish tourism sources more than a third of overseas visitors from Britain. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Irish tourism industry has warned that a “no-deal” Brexit could cost the sector here up to €260 million “in the immediate aftermath” of the UK’s p(...)

CRH has a trading update  and an agm this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Monday Results: Südzucker, Alphabet, Hasbro, Whirlpool, Xerox. Indicators: Euro zone composite, manufacturing and services PMI flash (Apr); German (...)

Dublin’s Aviva Stadium: Winning the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup would bring a potential economic windfall of €1.5 billion. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie
Answering Ireland’s call

Two Irish teams will do battle for the 2023 Rugby World Cup: the starting XV on the pitch; off it, an organising group hoping to land hosting rights. (...)

Leo Varadkar: he said no decision had been made on the hospitality VAT rate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he would be cautious about changing the special 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality industry in the upcoming budg(...)

Paul Gallagher, chairman of the  Irish Tourist Industry Confederation with Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, chief executive of  Itic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The tourism industry has called on the government to immediately provide €12 million in marketing and operator assistance to help the industry cope wi(...)

The Clayton Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Dalata is hoping to add 37 rooms, bringing the total to to 341. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With high occupancy rates, constantly increasing room prices and few new city centre hotels on the horizon, well-established Dublin City hotels are re(...)

Phone location data is seen by data protection authorities worldwide as very sensitive because of the huge amount of private information it may give away about a person, their lifestyle and movements. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Central Statistics Office has sought a change in EU law to allow it to use roaming data from mobile phones to help compile tourism statistics. P(...)’s Hotel Price Index found that Irish hotel room prices rose  in 2015 for the fifth year in a row. Photograph: Michael Blann/Getty Images

The average price of a room in an Irish hotel last year was €118 per night – up 15 per cent on 2014 – according to the latest Hotel Price I(...)

Irish Tourism Industry Confederation chief executive Eoghan O’Mara Walsh (left) and Paul Gallagher, chairman, at the publication of the confederation’s review of 2015 and outlook for 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Irish tourism industry is expected to employ an additional 7,000 people in 2016 with another record year of business being predicted by its repres(...)

IAG boss Willie Walsh: has an alley in ITIC. Photograph: Alan Betson

As a number of politicians and a range of interest groups line up against a takeover of Aer Lingus by International Airlines Group, Willie Walsh appea(...)

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