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Birr Castle, Co Offaly: Mid Ireland promotes some of Irish tourism’s most challenged areas, east Galway, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois and North Tipperary

A tourism promotion group with more than 170 member businesses across the midlands is contemplating closure after the State withdrew its funding. Mid(...)

Caroline Wilson of Taste and Tour NI leads a food tour in Belfast.

When choosing weekend getaways, city breaks and countryside sojourns, travellers are increasingly seeking “real” experiences to add depth an(...)

British Airways airplanes on the runway at London City Airport   with the  City of London in the background. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/ AFP/Getty Images

London City Airport turned 30 this week and will begin a big redevelopment in the New Year. Last year 4.6 million people used the airport. Following a(...)

Bram Stoker: the Dubliner is best known for his 1897 gothic novel Dracula. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

When is a Bram Stoker Festival not a real Bram Stoker festival? When it’s really a “science fiction, Star Wars-y” Halloween festival, and “a million (...)

Over the past 10 years, project management has become a fundamental part of an organisation. Photograph: iStock

The inaugural National Project Awards will be held this November, with the Ireland Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) recently announci(...)

The Cranberries perform at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin.

Pubs, hurling and the Cranberries are among a list of props being used to market Ireland as a tourism destination to the Chinese. They figure in ser(...)

St John’s Castle in Limerick shut up shop on Monday due to Hurricane Ophelia

The State’s major heritage sites were among the venues closed all day on Monday due to the severe weather warning. The Office of Public Works, which (...)

Dublin Airport’s Radisson Blu Hotel, meanwhile, is planning a six-storey extension, and planning permission has been granted for a seven-storey hotel in the front car park at the Radisson Blu

The shortage of hotels in Dublin should be eliminated by 2020 and prices become more competitive if tourism numbers slow down, according to a report b(...)

Boats moored at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We’re getting a new Way, are we? Apparently. Fáilte Ireland wants help to create a brand new brand for the midlands, to follow the success of the Wil(...)

 Chef John Relihan (right), and  Patrick O’Sullivan, president of the World BBQ Association,  at the launch of the World BBQ Championships which take place in Limerick this weekend. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis

“This is not your sausages and burgers, it’s the Cordon Bleu of barbecue,” Patrick O’Sullivan, president of the World BBQ Association (WBQA), said whe(...)

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