Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, declared that the reduced VAT rate of 9 per cent to help the tourism and hospitality industry has “done its job”.

Groups representing the tourism and hospitality industries have sharply criticised the Government for raising the sectors’ VAT rate from 9 per cent to(...)

The Minister Shane Ross said the tourism industry is “on fire”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Shane Ross, the Minister for Transport and Tourism, says he is “puzzled” by criticism of his performance from the tourism industry, as the sector’s pe(...)

Irish Tourish Industry Confederation chief executive Eoghan O’Mara Walsh (left) and Paul Gallagher, a former chairman of the body. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish tourism industry has hit back at Department of Finance officials who recently criticised the sector’s special 9 per cent VAT rate as a “dead(...)

Fáilte Ireland has had several major successes in recent years, such as the launch of the Wild Atlantic Way.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tensions have arisen between the tourism industry and Fáilte Ireland, the State agency responsible for the industry’s development, over a call by an i(...)

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 (...)

The tourism industry wants the State to spend €60m each year for a decade on developing new visitor attractions such as interpretative centres. Photograph: iStock

The Irish tourism industry wants the State to spend €60 million each year for a decade on developing new visitor attractions. The Irish Tourist Indu(...)

Creevy Pier in Co Donegal. Official figures show that the number of British visitors coming to the Republic fell 7 per cent in the first five months of 2017 Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Hospitality businesses face the loss of about €100 million this year as the fallout from Brexit hits British holidaymakers’ spending power, tourism ch(...)

The Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim.

Senior figures within Irish tourism, which is heavily exposed to the effects of Brexit and weak sterling, have expressed hope that the hung parliament(...)

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(...)

Irish Tourism Industry Confederation chief executive Eoghan O’Mara Walsh and chairman Paul Gallagher. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some recent interest in Ireland as a holiday destination appears to be driven by terrorist attacks elsewhere in Europe, a representative body for the (...)

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