FG expresses concern about falling visitor numbers

Fine Gael is describing the latest figures on overseas travel into Ireland as "potentially catastrophic".

The Central Statistics Office says the number of trips to Ireland was 5.5% lower in February than it was in the same month last year.

That represents a fall of around 40,000 trips by overseas visitors.

Visits from North America are down 20%

Fine Gael says the figures are extremely worrying for the tourism industry.


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