Tourism bosses have called for a wider government rescue package than the €4bn in income support measures; and want businesses in their industry to receive the bulk of it.
Tue, 24 Mar, 2020
Joe McNamee talks to industry leaders about the steady rise in US-Irish tourism
Fri, 07 Feb, 2020
Approximately 10,000 jobs could be lost in Ireland's tourism industry in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the Chair of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2019
Latest figures from the Central Statistics Office have shown a decline in tourism numbers for the past two months.
Wed, 04 Sep, 2019
Spend by tourists fell by more than 4% in the first three months of the year despite visitors rising by 5.5%, CSO figures have revealed - as industry bosses admitted growth is not being felt evenly across the country.
Wed, 12 Jun, 2019
Tourism Ireland has welcomed the growth of 6% in overseas visitors to Ireland in the first quarter of the year.
Wed, 12 Jun, 2019
Fáilte Ireland said its €150m fund will develop what it called "major new visitor attractions of scale across the country".
Wed, 29 May, 2019
Growth in 2019 could be half of official estimates as the effects of the recent VAT hike and the possibility of a hard Brexit may cost Irish tourism close to €1 billion.
Fri, 17 May, 2019
Tourism has the potential to create 80,000 new jobs in the next six years but a "worrying drift" in Government focus threatens the growth, an industry organisation has claimed.
Wed, 01 May, 2019
Research commissioned by the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) said Government had to match the level of private investment in tourism in the regions post-Brexit.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
Wander down Dublin’s Grafton Street after a decent stretch of good weather and one can only be struck by the filthy stains — many caused by poorly maintained delivery vans — evident across the recently remodelled pavements.
Mon, 25 Jun, 2018
Severe cuts to Tourism Ireland’s marketing budget during the recession must be reversed — with a significant chunk needed to capitalise on the surge of US and European holidaymakers to the Republic.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018
At least a quarter of a million UK visitors vanished from Irish shores this year in what tourism chiefs are warning could be a worsening Brexit effect.
Fri, 29 Dec, 2017
American tourists spend on average just over €700 while they are in Ireland.
Thu, 28 Dec, 2017
The Government says it notes with regret the UK's decision to trigger Article 50.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
Ireland’s tourist industry has experienced its best year since 2009.
Mon, 30 Dec, 2013
There were mixed fortunes for the Irish Tourism sector in 2012 as Dublin had a good year, but the rest of the country did not fare as well.
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012
The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation has estimated that 27,000 new jobs could be created in the tourism sector in Dublin by 2020.
Wed, 27 Jun, 2012
The number of tourists visiting Ireland increased by 7% in 2011, new figures have revealed.
Thu, 29 Dec, 2011
The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) has welcomed many of the measures in today’s Budget saying it gives the tourist sector a "realistic chance" of recovering.
Tue, 07 Dec, 2010
A major report on the state of Ireland's tourism industry is calling for the scrapping of the €10 tourism tax.
Thu, 22 Jul, 2010
The tourism industry has said it is grateful that marketing spend will be at 2009 levels next year, so that campaigns can continue to increase visitor numbers into Ireland.
Wed, 09 Dec, 2009
The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC), the representative body for the tourism industry in Ireland, has called on the Government to do nothing in the December Budget that could make the economic situation in the country worse.
Thu, 22 Oct, 2009
The number of overseas visitors coming to Ireland fell sharply in May, according to figures released today by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), with the number of British visitors dramatically tumbling.
Tue, 14 Jul, 2009
Aer Lingus’s decision to scrap one of its Shannon transatlantic routes will deal a major blow to the region’s tourist industry, it was claimed tonight.
Fri, 12 Jun, 2009
The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation is calling on the Government to abandon plans to implement the Budget's €10 air travel levy.
Wed, 05 Nov, 2008
The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) has slammed the travel tax introduced by the minister for finance Brian Lenihan in today's Budget.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2008
The overall value of tourism revenue in 2007 will be close to a record €6.5bn, according to figures released today by the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC).
Thu, 27 Dec, 2007
Tourism chiefs today urged Aer Lingus pilots to call off a two-day strike planned for next week, branding it a crude tactic.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2007
A group representing the tourism industry has called for support from the Government to combat the impact the Open Skies agreement will have on visitor numbers to Ireland's west coast.
Sun, 15 Jul, 2007
The number of American tourists visiting Ireland has returned to level of before 9-11, following an 11% increase this year.
Wed, 27 Dec, 2006
The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has welcomed a report on competitiveness published by the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) today.
Tue, 20 Jun, 2006
Leading tourism bodies came together today to call on the Government to introduce a strategy to phase out salmon drift netting due to the damage it causes to angling tourism.
Wed, 20 Jul, 2005
It has emerged today that Irish tourism is making a slow recovery from pre-2001 levels.
Mon, 30 Dec, 2002
There were today calls on the Government to act to make the tourism industry more competitive.
Mon, 14 Oct, 2002