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Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer
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Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 9:02 PM 55,266 Views 61 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that it is “increasingly evident that outdoor dining is much safer than indoor”.

'My face turned white. And here we are, a year on': The workers still waiting to go back, 12 months later
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'My face turned white. And here we are, a year on': The workers still waiting to go back, 12 months later

Mar 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 50,855 Views 35 Comments
  • It's been a year since the Taoiseach's speech from Washington
  • Pubs shut a few days later, and many have remained closed for the past 12 months
  • Workers in the most affected industries are hoping for brighter days ahead, but are realistic about short-term prospects
Tourism firms can apply for grants of up to €200,000 under new scheme
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Tourism firms can apply for grants of up to €200,000 under new scheme

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 10:55 AM 23,501 Views 8 Comments

Applications for the TBCS will open on 11 February.

Taoiseach says government will consider extra bank holiday for 2021
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Taoiseach says government will consider extra bank holiday for 2021

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 45,639 Views 65 Comments

There have been calls for another bank holiday in a bid to boost tourism next year.

'2020 is a complete wipeout. But we'll be back': Glimmer of light at the end of the Covid tunnel for those closed all year From TheJournal.ie

'2020 is a complete wipeout. But we'll be back': Glimmer of light at the end of the Covid tunnel for those closed all year

Dec 25th 2020, 7:00 PM 18,564 Views 5 Comments

Businesses that had to shut for most of 2020 are hoping for brighter days ahead in 2021.

St Patrick's week set to be starting point for plan to rebuild Irish tourism sector after 'decimation' in 2020
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St Patrick's week set to be starting point for plan to rebuild Irish tourism sector after 'decimation' in 2020

Dec 16th 2020, 1:09 PM 10,907 Views 12 Comments

Tourism Ireland hopes to attract international visitors here again by the summer of 2021.

Burren tourism group named among Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel' winners for 2021
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Burren tourism group named among Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel' winners for 2021

Nov 17th 2020, 10:02 PM 22,592 Views 7 Comments

The award comes amid big changes to the tourism industry during 2020.

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today
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VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today

Nov 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 24,110 Views 32 Comments

The Finance Minister said the change was introduced in recognition of the unprecedented challenges facing particular sectors.

'We need to open up our travel industry,' says Minister
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'We need to open up our travel industry,' says Minister

Oct 17th 2020, 4:12 PM 76,831 Views 82 Comments

Minister Robert Troy said it is “critically important” for tourism and trade to have an open travel industry.

Taoiseach denies 'bottling' extra bank holiday but next year seen as more likely option
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Taoiseach denies 'bottling' extra bank holiday but next year seen as more likely option

Oct 6th 2020, 6:32 PM 47,893 Views 25 Comments

The idea of Ireland having an extra bank holiday to boost the tourism sector has been mooted for several months.

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget
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German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget

Sep 30th 2020, 3:10 PM 42,490 Views 12 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday
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Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday

Updated Sep 15th 2020, 4:18 PM 83,866 Views 49 Comments

The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.

'Nothing short of disastrous': Hoteliers say their futures are bleak as revenues plummet due to Covid
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'Nothing short of disastrous': Hoteliers say their futures are bleak as revenues plummet due to Covid

Jul 31st 2020, 6:10 AM 30,099 Views 65 Comments

The average room occupancy stood at 42% for July.

Funding for greenways across 20 counties announced, here's where they could be
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Funding for greenways across 20 counties announced, here's where they could be

Jul 30th 2020, 5:23 PM 48,925 Views 41 Comments

The funding covers route options and feasibility studies.

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'
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ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'

Jul 28th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,928 Views 24 Comments

Renters are more likely to work in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic.

Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh restrictions
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Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh restrictions

Jul 28th 2020, 9:41 AM 17,321 Views 40 Comments

European countries are struggling to balance keeping tourism open while guarding against new flare-ups of infection.

Admission charges for Dún Aonghasa, Castletown House and other heritage sites to be waived
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Admission charges for Dún Aonghasa, Castletown House and other heritage sites to be waived

Jul 24th 2020, 3:37 PM 33,122 Views 14 Comments

The government hopes this will help to encourage people to take trips within Ireland.

'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July
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'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:47 PM 48,552 Views 79 Comments

Only half of the calls made were answered.

Busiest recent flight from Texas to Dublin had 'fewer than 20 passengers on board'
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Busiest recent flight from Texas to Dublin had 'fewer than 20 passengers on board'

Jul 13th 2020, 4:38 PM 68,618 Views 107 Comments

Only two such flights from Dallas to Dublin have landed since the route resumed service.

'We don't have time to police customers': Bar and restaurant owners call for guidance on tourist quarantine
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'We don't have time to police customers': Bar and restaurant owners call for guidance on tourist quarantine

Jul 13th 2020, 1:13 PM 41,460 Views 59 Comments

Some hospitality businesses have turned away tourists who are not following the quarantine advice on arrival in Ireland.

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade
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Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade

Jul 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 7,680 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Jul 2nd 2020, 7:07 PM 42,475 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Jul 1st 2020, 10:55 AM 18,774 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Jun 27th 2020, 10:53 PM 69,978 Views 88 Comments

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

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

Jun 23rd 2020, 2:58 PM 34,296 Views 114 Comments

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

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

Jun 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 37,941 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Jun 9th 2020, 11:35 AM 73,063 Views 24 Comments

Donegal had the most Blue Flags this year.

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

Jun 4th 2020, 7:49 PM 38,853 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Jun 3rd 2020, 9:14 AM 19,900 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Updated May 29th 2020, 7:25 PM 103,519 Views 91 Comments

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

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

May 25th 2020, 9:01 AM 19,947 Views 28 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2020, 3:37 PM 15,150 Views 40 Comments

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

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

May 6th 2020, 4:32 PM 25,692 Views 26 Comments

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

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

May 5th 2020, 9:16 PM 32,628 Views 50 Comments

Several hundred people are employed by the company in Dublin.

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

Mar 20th 2020, 5:05 PM 35,750 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Mar 1st 2020, 12:48 PM 31,941 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Feb 13th 2020, 7:58 AM 27,658 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Feb 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 29,768 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Jan 7th 2020, 7:51 AM 30,226 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Dec 25th 2019, 8:00 AM 137,874 Views 86 Comments

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

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