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Irish travel company Joe Walsh Tours to reopen after ceasing business earlier this year
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Irish travel company Joe Walsh Tours to reopen after ceasing business earlier this year

Oct 6th 2021, 10:15 PM 26,305 Views 9 Comments

After ceasing trading in April 2021, KPMG were appointed liquidators of the company.

Voucher scheme for off-peak tourism season part of the Budget negotiations, says minister
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Voucher scheme for off-peak tourism season part of the Budget negotiations, says minister

Oct 1st 2021, 9:55 AM 16,248 Views 23 Comments

The Stay and Spend scheme was under utilised due to the continuous Covid-19 restrictions, said Minister Catherine Martin.

Travel rules for US tourists to Ireland unchanged despite EU decision to remove from safe list
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Travel rules for US tourists to Ireland unchanged despite EU decision to remove from safe list

Sep 1st 2021, 4:45 PM 33,182 Views 11 Comments

The tourism sector had sought clarity as businesses feared further loss of revenue.

Travel abroad jumped by 23% last month as 85,000 travel from Ireland overseas
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Travel abroad jumped by 23% last month as 85,000 travel from Ireland overseas

Jun 29th 2021, 2:20 PM 15,581 Views 11 Comments

The number of departures from April to May increased by a third.

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists
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EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists

Jun 16th 2021, 3:48 PM 13,644 Views 15 Comments

EU members agreed to add the US to the list of countries from which restrictions on non-essential travel should be removed.

From a flight simulator to a hilltop funicular: These four tourists attractions have been awarded €73 million
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From a flight simulator to a hilltop funicular: These four tourists attractions have been awarded €73 million

Jun 10th 2021, 4:03 PM 30,195 Views 20 Comments

Ireland’s first funicular is planned for Donegal.

Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today
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Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 22,652 Views 3 Comments

Indoor dining and leisure facilities at hotels are also permitted to reopen for guests.

Taoiseach heads to Brussels for sign-off on return of travel between EU countries
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Taoiseach heads to Brussels for sign-off on return of travel between EU countries

May 24th 2021, 7:46 AM 22,520 Views 28 Comments

It is possible that travel to the UK will be possible in June, and that holidays abroad will be possible in July.

Tourism in rural Ireland set to thrive this summer, but cities will suffer, Fáilte Ireland says
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Tourism in rural Ireland set to thrive this summer, but cities will suffer, Fáilte Ireland says

May 21st 2021, 9:29 PM 23,433 Views 31 Comments

Fáilte Ireland say rural destinations are offering the outdoor attractions people are seeking in light of the pandemic.

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 56,418 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 50,997 Views 34 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 24,068 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 46,095 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 18,586 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 10,915 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 22,620 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 24,214 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 76,887 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 47,942 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 42,506 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 83,903 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 30,113 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 49,241 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 14,941 Views 25 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 17,326 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 33,206 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 48,623 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 68,697 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 41,509 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 7,711 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 42,549 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 18,781 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 70,038 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 34,484 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 37,979 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 73,774 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 38,870 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 19,907 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 103,556 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 19,954 Views 28 Comments

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

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