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New record For Dublin Airport with 3m passengers In July

    New record For Dublin Airport with 3m passengers In July

Dublin Airport welcomed more than 3.1 million passengers in July, which was a new monthly record for the airport and a 6% increase on the same period last year. July was the first time in the airport’s 77-year history that more than three million passengers have been facilitated in a single month.
A total of 3,121,469 […]

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Tourism Minister briefed on Brexit in London

    Tourism Minister briefed on Brexit in London

In a recent visit to London, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin met with the Tourism Ireland team, where he was briefed on the organisation’s 2017 promotional programme and the possible implications on travel of the decision by the UK to leave the EU.
Great Britain is a vital market for tourism to […]

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Canadian women’s rugby players learn camogie from under 11’s girls club

    Canadian women’s rugby players learn camogie from under 11’s girls club

The Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 kicked off this week in Dublin, with 12 national teams participating. Rugby Canada and Tourism Ireland hosted a community event for the Canadian women’s team at a Dublin GAA club this week, to allow the team experience one of our unique national games.
Tourism Ireland arranged a fun camogie lesson […]

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Mid-year review of overseas tourism 2017

    Mid-year review of overseas tourism 2017

Official CSO figures for the first half of 2017 confirm growth of +4.2% in overseas visitors to Ireland, 182,000 arrivals more than the record first half of 2016. At the recent mid-year review of overseas tourism, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and Tourism Ireland CEO, Niall Gibbons, confirmed that this growth has […]

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Over 4.2% growth in overseas visitors for January-June 2017

    Over 4.2% growth in overseas visitors for January-June 2017

Commenting on figures published by the CSO for overseas visitors to Ireland for January to June, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am pleased to see growth of +4.2% for the period January-June, coming on the back of a record performance in 2016 and years of solid growth in overseas tourism. It is encouraging […]

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Tourism Ireland launches Women’s Rugby World Cup campaign

    Tourism Ireland launches Women’s Rugby World Cup campaign

Tourism Ireland has announced details of its new promotional campaign to leverage the tourism benefits of the upcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup. The announcement was made as the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 Trophy Tour arrived in the Tourism Ireland office in Dublin.
Tourism Ireland is urging rugby fans and potential visitors everywhere to come for […]

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Best ever month of May for Irish tourism

    Best ever month of May for Irish tourism

Commenting on figures published today by the CSO for overseas visitors to Ireland for January to May, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am pleased to see growth of more than +3% for the five-month period January-May, coming on the back of a record performance in 2016 and years of solid growth in […]

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Tourism Ireland ‘Game of Thrones’ campaign wins big

    Tourism Ireland ‘Game of Thrones’ campaign wins big

Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones campaign scooped three awards – a gold, a silver and a bronze – at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The Cannes Lions awards are highly coveted and generally regarded as the Oscars of the advertising and marketing world. The Tourism Ireland campaign was awarded a Gold Lion […]

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CSO figures for overseas visitors in Q1 reflect challenge of Brexit

    CSO figures for overseas visitors in Q1 reflect challenge of Brexit

Commenting on recent CSO figures for the first quarter of 2017, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Despite strong growth in visitor numbers from North America (+13%) and from long-haul markets including Australia (+16%), a decline of -7% in British visitors has led to an overall drop of -1% in overseas visitors to Ireland […]

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€720m spent on Irish hotel transactions in 2016

    €720m spent on Irish hotel transactions in 2016

According to new research from Cushman & Wakefield, a record €720 million was spent on 51 hotel transactions in Ireland last year. Cushman & Wakefield, the commercial partner here of Sherry FitzGerald, also found that the biggest deal in 2016 involved the sale of the former Burlington Hotel for €182 million to German asset manager […]

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€6.7m EU boost to improve bathing waters in Ireland and Wales

    €6.7m EU boost to improve bathing waters in Ireland and Wales

A €6.7 million EU-backed initiative to combat the effects of pollution on bathing waters in Wales and Ireland has been announced by Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Welsh Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford AM.
The Acclimatize project will help to improve the quality of sea shores in both countries, helping to boost […]

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Tourism Ireland reveals quirkiest ‘Greenings’ for St Patrick’s Day 2017

    Tourism Ireland reveals quirkiest ‘Greenings’ for St Patrick’s Day 2017

What do the Big Banana in Australia, an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Addis Ababa and two rhino statues in Nairobi have in common? They are just some of the more unusual participants in Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative for St Patrick’s Day 2017.
Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative has gone from strength to strength – […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Dublin Airport

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport will welcome more than 376,000 passengers arriving and departing through the airport in the coming days for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. A variety of musical entertainment is scheduled for passengers flying in for St. Patrick’s Day with singing from Portmarnock Community School students and Dublin Airport staff performing in Terminals 1 and […]

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Plans to transform Abbeyfeale convent into business hub

    Plans to transform Abbeyfeale convent into business hub

Abbeyfeale Community Council plans to transform the convent into a hub for new businesses and job creation, a community events hall and a visitor and heritage centre. If the community council’s plans go ahead, it could create a significant number of new jobs in the town as well as boosting Abbeyfeale’s attraction for tourism.
The community […]

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