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# Tourism Ireland

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# Tourists
Tourism Ireland was worried article about visit cost for holidaymakers would get 'amplified'
There has been a steady level of online complaints from visitors to Ireland, a Tourism Ireland report said.
# St Patrick's Day
Global Greening paused this year so monuments around the world can be lit in Ukrainian colours
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has written to all Irish embassies asking for monuments to be lit up in yellow and blue.
# St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day global greening set to incorporate 'Ukrainian theme' this year, says Taoiseach
Taoiseach says the Government will use St. Patrick’s Day visits to highlight Ireland’s solidarity with Ukraine.
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# Wrath of the Druids
Tourism Ireland spent almost €50,000 on Assassin's Creed marketing campaign
Twitch influencers were briefed on Irish history for when they were live-streaming the game.
# Tourism Ireland
St Patrick's week set to be starting point for plan to rebuild Irish tourism sector after 'decimation' in 2020
Tourism Ireland hopes to attract international visitors here again by the summer of 2021.
# Greening
In pictures: Famous buildings around the world go green for St Patrick’s Day
This is one Paddy’s Day tradition that was untouched by the coronavirus outbreak.
# Going Green
The world's largest beaver statue, a giant smurf and a kissing couple sculpture: These landmarks will be lit up for the 'Global Greening'
Over 500 landmarks around the world will be lit green for St Patrick’s Day.
# Greyhounds
Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year
Rural TDs have criticised the suspension of promoting the sport in tourism marketing campaigns.
# Racing
Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists
Irish tourism bodies met with the Irish Greyhound Board to inform them of this decision last Thursday.
# tourism and transport
'Shame of flying' is partly to blame for a 'weaker pattern' of some European holidaymakers here
Environmental concerns impacted the decisions of Nordic and Dutch holidaymakers.
'It makes you proud to see': The 10th year of the Global Greening takes place this week - here's how it started
The annual initiative will take place in more than 50 countries this year.
# irish for the day
'Up to 400' global landmarks will be donning the green on St. Patrick's Day this year
This year’s Global Greening is the biggest edition yet of the initiative.
# tourism and transport
For the first time in seven years, fewer French tourists are planning a trip to Ireland
Local tourism officials want to beef up their PR and media presence in the country.
# Tourism
How Donegal is using its status as one of the west's least-visited counties as a selling point
State tourism figures suggest the region’s overseas visitor numbers declined last year.
# Dolores O'Riordan
Watch: A four-minute director's cut of a famous, 'critical' 1996 tourism ad
The video features the Cranberries song Dreams sung by the late Dolores O’Riordan.
# travel and tourism
Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists
Niall Gibbons said there needs to be more of a focus on outdoor activities for visitors.
# skellig luke
'It's like a fairytale': Mark Hamill and the Star Wars crew on Ireland's west coast
Actors Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley had some very nice things to say about filming in Ireland.
# bang for your buck
Poll: Is it value for money to holiday in Ireland?
While there has been a 3.8% boost in overall overseas visitors this year, there was a decline in tourist numbers last month.
'It is a worry': Tourism Ireland concerned about the fall-off in tourists visiting Ireland in July
While there has been a 3.8% boost in overall overseas visitors this year, there was a decline in tourist numbers last month.
# Ambitious
Varadkar's 'global footprint' plan aims to double Irish investment, trade and tourism by 2025
The Taoiseach is on a three-day visit to Canada.
# Holidays
More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away
Tourism Ireland said the decline in sterling has made holidays and short breaks here more expensive for British visitors.
# winter is coming
14 million Chinese to see Game of Thrones promotion for Northern Ireland
Tourism Ireland in China has teamed up with HBO Asia for season 7 of Game of Thrones.
# Discover Ireland
New tourism video shows off Ireland's 'glamorous' estates and gardens
A little inspiration for what to do this weekend.
# Norwegian air
First-ever Cork to Boston flight takes off
The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
# tourists are coming
Game of Thrones helped Ireland reach over one million US visitors last year
The vast majority of our tourists still come from Britain.
# let the force be with you
Stunning shots of Skellig Michael feature in new Star Wars trailer
Star Wars – The Last Jedi is the last time the heritage site will feature in the blockbuster movie series.
# Shanghai
Wild Atlantic Way voted best driving route at Chinese awards ceremony
Tourism Ireland said that with so many choices for tourists, the award was a positive signal for the country’s tourism industry.
# the big green
World Trade Center to join global landmarks going green this St Patrick's Day
A string of new landmarks are set to go green this year.
# cultural capital
Star Wars, Game of Thrones and exchange rates helped Irish tourism have a record year
A total of 9.58 million people visited Ireland in 2016.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
Irish tourism has best ever year, with 9 million visits
There were 8,919,700 million visits to Ireland up to the end of November, an 11% increase compared to the same period in 2015.
# hidden gems
WATCH: New video uncovers some of Dublin's best kept secrets
From crypts to ghosts, Dublin has a fair few secrets up its sleeve.
# long haul
Tourism Ireland really wants Chinese tourists to come visit Ireland this winter
Bring a warm coat, folks.
# Ring of Kerry
Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017
The popular travel guide describes the area as “perhaps Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline”.
# wild atlantic way
Best Irish road trips: The Wild Atlantic Way
Take a walk on the wild side and drive the longest coastal touring route in the world.
A new twice-daily flight from Dublin to Amsterdam has been announced
And Tourism Ireland is very happy about the news.
PHOTOS: The world's most famous landmarks are going green today
About 190 locations are giving a nod to Ireland.
# turbo the goat
Here are the landmarks going green for the first time this St Patrick's Day
The Global Greening is in its seventh year.
# the force awakens
Tourism Ireland hopes this video will send Star Wars fans flocking to Skellig Michael
“We were just blown away by it, it’s an extraordinary place.”
# come on over
How tourism chiefs are planning to attract visitors to Ireland next year
Tourism Ireland launches its 2016 marketing campaign today.
# Snap Snap
Why a crew of German instagrammers were lured on this tour of Ireland
They took lots of pretty photos while they were here.