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From TheJournal.ie Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade Staycation

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade

More and more people will be staying on the island for a holiday this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic' Staycation

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'

Fáilte Ireland is calling for the VAT rate to be changed to 5% to help the tourism sector.

From TheJournal.ie Call for extension of wage subsidy scheme into 2021 as conference sector 'on verge of collapse' Economy

Call for extension of wage subsidy scheme into 2021 as conference sector 'on verge of collapse'

Event organisers have said they face the prospect of no income for 18 months.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry Catherine Martin

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry

Some critics have concerns about whether each area will get enough attention from Catherine Martin.

From TheJournal.ie State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin Staycations

State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin

The scheme would also see every child receiving a voucher worth €100.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've had a slew of bookings since Friday': Hoteliers' plans to reopen in the Covid-19 era Tourism

'We've had a slew of bookings since Friday': Hoteliers' plans to reopen in the Covid-19 era

Hoteliers have asked for clarity on small weddings, and live music events this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The list has been announced Blue Flag

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The list has been announced

Donegal had the most Blue Flags this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not necessary anymore': Aer Lingus wants rid of the two-week quarantine for people flying into Ireland Tourism

'It's not necessary anymore': Aer Lingus wants rid of the two-week quarantine for people flying into Ireland

The Irish airline has echoed calls made by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary.

From TheJournal.ie Italy hopes to win back visitors as it re-opens to European tourists Key Industry

Italy hopes to win back visitors as it re-opens to European tourists

The tourism sector contributes around 13% to Italy’s GDP.

From TheJournal.ie Greece to accept tourists from 29 countries from mid-June - but Ireland is not on the list Tourism

Greece to accept tourists from 29 countries from mid-June - but Ireland is not on the list

The Greek government imposed an early lockdown, which is credited with limiting the spread of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Greece resumes island ferry services in bid to salvage summer tourist season Covid19

Greece resumes island ferry services in bid to salvage summer tourist season

Travel to the islands had been generally off-limits since a lockdown in late March.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach rules out 0% VAT rate for tourism, but cut could be brought in by the next government Covid-19

Taoiseach rules out 0% VAT rate for tourism, but cut could be brought in by the next government

The Taoiseach said he is in favour of a tourism taskforce being set up.

From TheJournal.ie New bank holiday 'at tail end of the year' would benefit Irish tourism sector, says junior minister Staycations

New bank holiday 'at tail end of the year' would benefit Irish tourism sector, says junior minister

Health Minister Simon Harris told this website that he thinks another bank holiday is a good idea.

From TheJournal.ie Airbnb confirms almost 1,900 job losses - 25% of all staff Covid-19

Airbnb confirms almost 1,900 job losses - 25% of all staff

Several hundred people are employed by the company in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in available rental properties in Dublin 'likely related to collapse of tourism' Rentals

Increase in available rental properties in Dublin 'likely related to collapse of tourism'

Half of the Dublin increase is concentrated in the most in-demand property type and area for the short-term market.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Decision on St Patrick's Festival expected this week, says Tourism Ireland chief Coronavirus

Covid-19: Decision on St Patrick's Festival expected this week, says Tourism Ireland chief

Niall Gibbons said that coronavirus was a major threat to Irish tourism.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin is to get another hotel and this one will be right next to Croke Park Croker

Dublin is to get another hotel and this one will be right next to Croke Park

Dalata Hotel Group hopes to open the new Maldron in 2023.

From TheJournal.ie This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle Your Hometown

This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle

In an area in need of more mental health services, Carrick-on-Suir locals have devised a plan to try to sustain itself.

From TheJournal.ie 'Iconic' Punta Ventana stone arch collapses as earthquake hits Puerto Rico Guayanilla

'Iconic' Punta Ventana stone arch collapses as earthquake hits Puerto Rico

Damage was caused across the island by the 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

From TheJournal.ie Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach Time Please

Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar says tourists to Dublin often find Irish night life ‘disappointing’.

From TheJournal.ie Galway named one of the best cities in the world to visit Go West

Galway named one of the best cities in the world to visit

Lonely Planet describes Galway as “brilliantly bohemian”.

From TheJournal.ie Fáilte Ireland makes its biggest investment ever in a tourist attraction to overhaul Galway museum

Fáilte Ireland makes its biggest investment ever in a tourist attraction to overhaul Galway museum

The agency is ploughing over €6 million into museum and new plaza near Spanish Arch.

From TheJournal.ie Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists 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.

From TheJournal.ie New preclearance services at Irish airports 'will make it easier to travel to US' Dublin And Shannon

New preclearance services at Irish airports 'will make it easier to travel to US'

Dublin and Shannon are the only airports in Europe that offer US preclearance.

From TheJournal.ie Another Dublin street blocked off by activists in car-free demonstration Streets Are For People

Another Dublin street blocked off by activists in car-free demonstration

Councillors are due to vote next week on a proposal to permanently pedestrianise this section of the street.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s Eye sold to private investment group Howth

Ireland’s Eye sold to private investment group

The island was included in the recent sale of Howth Castle and demesne to Tetrarch Capital.

From TheJournal.ie Gran Canaria wildfire sparks evacuation of hundreds of people Spain

Gran Canaria wildfire sparks evacuation of hundreds of people

Police said they detained a man for allegedly starting the fire by using welding equipment.

From TheJournal.ie Children and teens taking the reins of horse-drawn tourist carriages in Dublin city centre Tourism

Children and teens taking the reins of horse-drawn tourist carriages in Dublin city centre

Last year the council stopped issuing carriage licences due to legal ambiguity – drivers have warned this lack of regulation will cause serious issues.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws Airbnb

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's top tourist attractions, free and fee-paying, are revealed Fáilte Ireland

Ireland's top tourist attractions, free and fee-paying, are revealed

Cliffs, castles and theme parks all made it onto the list of Ireland’s most visited tourist attractions.

From TheJournal.ie Fáilte Ireland pledges €150m to develop new tourist attractions throughout Ireland Platforms For Growth

Fáilte Ireland pledges €150m to develop new tourist attractions throughout Ireland

The investment will fund projects with the greatest potential to grow tourism across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the map of Irish Blue Flag beaches for 2019 Swim Time

Here's the map of Irish Blue Flag beaches for 2019

A total of 88 swimming spots received the accolade this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a disgrace': Second Meath adventure firm faces closure due to 'ridiculous' insurance hike Insurance

'This is a disgrace': Second Meath adventure firm faces closure due to 'ridiculous' insurance hike

Boyne Valley Activities said there was a 400% hike on its premium since 2013 despite the fact that it has not made any claims.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Dublin to get its own version of the Wild Atlantic Way Tourism

Calls for Dublin to get its own version of the Wild Atlantic Way

The proposed cycling route would link Kilmainham, Inchicore, Drimnagh and Walkinstown.

From TheJournal.ie Star Wars movie receives €3.43m in tax credits from Revenue The Last Jedi

Star Wars movie receives €3.43m in tax credits from Revenue

The shooting of scenes on Skellig Michael and elsewhere has provided a boost to the Irish tourism industry.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy Mountain Biking on the Slieve Blooms? Rural projects given government funding go-ahead Tourism

Fancy Mountain Biking on the Slieve Blooms? Rural projects given government funding go-ahead

The regeneration of Lahinch Seaworld has been approved for government funding today.

From TheJournal.ie Sod turned on the new runway at Dublin Airport, but some residents are not happy Noise Levels

Sod turned on the new runway at Dublin Airport, but some residents are not happy

Residents who live next to the airport have accused the government of ignoring their concerns over noise levels.

From TheJournal.ie 185-bedroom Vicar Street hotel given green light by DCC despite local objections Vicar Street

185-bedroom Vicar Street hotel given green light by DCC despite local objections

In total, 12 objections have been lodged against the plan.

From TheJournal.ie 'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year Ancient East

'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year

Fáilte Ireland wants to attract a further 100,000 visitors to the country through the festival as part of the Ancient East initiative.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade Tourism

Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade

Nearly 80 projects have been approved for funding.

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