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The Horsehead Nebula, as observed from the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, one of only three dark-sky reserves in the world. Photograph: George Doyle.

Plans for a once-off mobile observatory, the first of its kind in Europe, are under way in Kerry. The observatory would operate day and night in all w(...)

Business tourism from overseas is estimated to support about 21,000 jobs in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Business travel from overseas markets was estimated to be worth €700 million to the Irish economy in 2016. According to Fáilte Ireland, the sector, wh(...)

Road Warrior

Porsche tows A380 aircraft Two world famous brands challenged each other this month in a feat of strength. The Porsche Cayenne towed a 285-tonne Air (...)

The Temple Bar Inn in Dublin city centre. Photograph: TempleBarInn.com

The only temperance hotel in Dublin’s Temple Bar has given in to the demand of guests wanting an alcoholic nightcap and secured a licence to sell drin(...)

In attendance at the launch of Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair 2017 are equestrian event riders Emma Carmichael, Ben Hobday and Camilla Speirs. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Monday saw the official launch of the Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair which takes place at Fairyhouse, Ratoath, Co Meath ove(...)

The breakfast buffet at Ballynahinch Castle in Co Galway – winner of the 4-star hotel category – where ‘breakfast is a high point of the experience’, according to the judging panel

“How often do you see a breakfast review in the weekend restaurant columns?” Georgina Campbell, president of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, asked the (...)

Dublin’s Convention Centre: the development of the hotel industry is vital in building sustainable business tourism in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
No room at the inn

“We need new hotels,” says Sam Johnson, manager of the Dublin Convention Bureau, the city’s meetings and incentive tourism promotion agency. “Are we t(...)

It will be important to highlight Dublin’s strengths if it’s going to compete against other European cities in the battle to convince multinational companies to set up here. Photograph: iStock

“Alea iacta est.” Thus spake Julius Caesar as he led his armies across the Rubicon river in northern Italy to march on Rome and do battle with Pompey.(...)

The late Veronica Steele, founder of Milleen's Cheese and one of the pioneers of the Irish farmhouse cheese movement

Milleens, one of the original Irish farmhouse cheeses, is being celebrated on menus across Cork city and county this week in a tribute to its creator,(...)

Finn Ní Fhaoláin: describes herself as “a small, bubbly blonde with the energy levels of a Labrador”, but it wasn’t always thus. Photograph: Leo Byrne

Ireland’s latest cookbook author, Finn Ní Fhaoláin, has a degree in earth and ocean science and a master’s in marine biology. When she is not cooking (...)

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