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(...)

Hotels.com’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 Hotels.com 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(...)

In Dublin, the index suggests, prices over the first six months jumped 15 per cent to €107

The accommodation website Hotels. com, one of the biggest resellers in the Irish market, said prices of rooms booked via its site rose 10 per cent (...)

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