Thu, 23 Apr, 2020
Thousands of jobs could be lost “within weeks” in the tourism and hospitality industry unless urgent State support is provided to the sector.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2020
Overseas tourists do not perceive Ireland as a rip-off destination but tourism bosses warn that the industry must provide value for money to achieve ambitious growth targets.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2019
Sport Ireland has announced a multi-year investment of more than €3 million in National Governing Bodies of Sport through the re-launch of the Women in Sport Programme.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2019
The Government has launched a €12 million campaign, the largest such campaign of its type ever conducted by Tourism Ireland, aimed at boosting the Irish industry over the course of the next three months.
Tue, 20 Aug, 2019
The first half of the year has been a good one overall for Irish tourism with overseas visitors up 3.7% - but Brexit remains a challenge, with a drop in the numbers of British and mainland Europe visitors in May.
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019
Tourism cannot wait to run down the clock waiting for Brexit and must “fight tooth and nail” for every British visitor, an industry body has said, as the Government launched a new all-Ireland strategy for the market.
Fri, 07 Jun, 2019
Fáilte Ireland has announced that it will invest €150m into the development of major new visitor attractions across the country.
Wed, 29 May, 2019
The Kerry local elections have thrown up mixed messages for the main parties.
Mon, 27 May, 2019
Nepal's tourism minister is reported to be among six people who were on board a helicopter which went missing amid bad weather in the country's mountainous region.
Wed, 27 Feb, 2019
As the tourist year starts to wind down from the high point of summer into the autumn shoulder season, Ireland’s tourism agencies are looking to new markets with lucrative potential for 2018 and beyond, writes John Daly.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
Fáilte Ireland says it cannot include an island ferry, felt to be crucial for tourism in the South-West, among major projects eligible for grant aid.
Fri, 22 Sep, 2017
The head of the Polish national tourist organisation has been fired after he said he wanted to remove the Auschwitz memorial and a Jewish history museum from tours for foreign journalists.
Wed, 30 Aug, 2017
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has begun preparations to formally invite British royals, Prince William and Kate Middleton, to Ireland. The trip would herald the next generation in Anglo-Irish relations, officials say.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
Tax exemptions for GAA players and other sports-people have been mooted by newly promoted minister of state for tourism and sports Brendan Griffin.
Tue, 04 Jul, 2017
One in every 10 US tourists travelling to Europe is now visiting Ireland — as the record number of visitors coming here shows no signs of slowing.
Tue, 28 Feb, 2017
One World Trade Center in New York City — rebuilt after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks — is to go green on St Patrick’s Day for the first time.
Fri, 10 Feb, 2017
Mon, 19 Dec, 2016
Overseas tourism figures are set for another record year as the number of tourists visiting Ireland grew by almost 600,000 in the first nine months of 2016, bringing in added revenue of €300m to the industry.
Tue, 13 Dec, 2016
Tue, 29 Nov, 2016
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
Thu, 14 Jul, 2016
The number of people visiting Ireland for a holiday jumped by almost 30% in the first three months of this year compared to record high figures in 2015.
Sun, 19 Jun, 2016
Thu, 21 Apr, 2016
Fiji is counting the cost of a cyclone that has devastated the Pacific island nation and which has been described as the strongest storm ever to hit the southern hemisphere.
Mon, 22 Feb, 2016
The death toll from a ferocious cyclone which tore through Fiji over the weekend has risen to 18 as the authorities began to send aid to hard-hit outer islands.
Tue, 16 Feb, 2016
Tue, 29 Dec, 2015
Thu, 17 Dec, 2015
More than eight million tourists are expected to visit Ireland next year as the Star Wars effect will help bring a €4bn boost to the economy.
Tue, 01 Dec, 2015
Plans by the restaurant industry to hit diners with a €1 charge for tap water if commercial water rates are increased have been criticised by Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe.
Tourism Ireland is aiming for another record year in 2016, with 8.2 million visitors expected, a 4% increase on this year.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
ON Monday next, Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe will launch Tourism Ireland’s 2016 marketing plans to promote the island of Ireland overseas.
Wed, 25 Nov, 2015
Sun, 18 Oct, 2015
Sat, 17 Oct, 2015
The tourism industry has broadly welcomed the retention of the 9% Vat rate for the sector — but has been warned that rising hotel prices in Dublin meant the case for maintaining it is “diminishing”.
Wed, 14 Oct, 2015
Spending by tourists visiting Ireland has increased by more than a third in the first half of the year compared to 2014.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
A new tourism leadership group of the industry’s key stakeholders has been formed to increase visitor numbers and jobs.
Fri, 10 Jul, 2015
Fáilte Ireland have launched a quality standard for quirky, innovative or unusual tourist accommodation like glamping, lighthouses, pods, and log cabins.
Wed, 01 Jul, 2015
A British graduate blamed for triggering an earthquake by posing naked on a sacred mountain knows what she did was “stupid and disrespectful and is very sorry for the offence that she has caused”, her father said today.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2015
The thatcher who reroofed one of the two Adare cottages destroyed in a fire at the weekend spoke yesterday of his sadness and shock at the destruction of his handiwork.
Tue, 09 Jun, 2015
Ireland looks set to tap the spending power of the pink euro amid calls for the country to become a global champion for gay rights.
Mon, 25 May, 2015
Ever wanted to stay in a lighthouse, to hear the waves crash around you and wake up to stunning views?
Thu, 21 May, 2015
Ireland’s best tourism operators have been revealed — and almost half of them are based in Munster.
Sat, 25 Apr, 2015
A Labour minister has urged the Coalition to back plans to reduce bankruptcy rules from three years to one in a bid to stop people skipping the country to “avail of more favourable” terms in the UK.
Tue, 21 Apr, 2015
A new tourism campaign promoting Ireland’s diverse 5,000-year-old historical heritage could bring 600,000 more visitors to the south and east by 2020 — helping to grow the local economy by almost €1bn.
Wed, 15 Apr, 2015
Tourists increasingly see Ireland as being good value for money — with the “rip-off Republic” reputation continuing to fade.
Tue, 14 Apr, 2015
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