Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross at the launch of the Irish Tourism Industry Awards in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Despite the prospect of Brexit, tourism in Ireland will go from strength to strength in the future, Minister for Tourism Shane Ross has said. Speakin(...)

London: the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation says Brexit’s “two-pronged challenge” makes the UK cheaper and Ireland more expensive for British tourists. Photograph: iStock

American tourists could be tempted to visit London and Scotland rather than the State as sterling loses value while UK visitors may find it too expens(...)

People gather to  protest in  Parliament Square , London, on Saturday at the Brexit vote. Photograph:   Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Tourism will be one of the first sectors to feel the impact of Brexit as the resulting plunge in the value of sterling makes Irish holidays more expen(...)

The former Pinebrook House on Dublin’s Harcourt Street

The owners of the Harcourt Hotel in Dublin have received the go-ahead for a new four star 152-bedroom hotel on the capital’s Harcourt street. Dublin (...)

Dublin City Council is considering plans for a 2 per cent tax on hotel stays in Dublin, similar to taxes applied in other European and some US cities, that would be paid directly to the council - not central government.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hoteliers and tourism representatives have urged Dublin City Council not to pursue plans to introduce a hotel “bed tax” in the city. The council is c(...)

Creevy pier in Donegal Bay:  about one in five businesses in Donegal is related to tourism. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

At least €125 million of the €250 million total the Government proposes spending on tourism should be ringfenced for the west of Ireland, a leading i(...)

US tourists at Lough Tay, Co Wicklow. Economic growth in key markets such as the US and a favourable dollar exchange rate are benefitting Irish tourism

Signs that this year is set to be a record year for tourism have prompted industry figures to call on the Government to set more ambitious targets for(...)

 ‘My second suggestion is that walking the pier in Dún Laoghaire becomes one of the top 10 tourist attractions for all visitors to Dublin.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The men that quarried out the granite to build the East and West piers in Dún Laoghaire harbour hardly had cruise ships such as the Titanic in their m(...)

Tourists on a jaunting car through Killarney National Park: Ireland is the seventh most recalled holiday destination by British people. Photograph: Sally MacMonagle

Tourism chiefs are calling on the Government to boost investment in the sector to underpin its strong recovery. The Irish Tourist Industry Confederat(...)

 The number of overseas visitors to the Republic grew by 9 per cent to 7.3 million this year, the highest number since 2008. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Visitors to the Republic spent more than €3.5 billion this year, almost €300 million more than in 2013.The number of overseas tourists grew by 9 per (...)

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