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#the gathering

# the-gathering - Friday 24 April, 2015

Micheál Martin has a pop at Leo, who is having none of it

The Fianna Fáil leader said UHI could cost families €6,000 a year.

# the-gathering - Saturday 26 July, 2014

This crowdsourcing project wants to animate Irish people's memories Tell Your Story This post contains videos

This crowdsourcing project wants to animate Irish people's memories

“Some will make you laugh, others might make you cry – but they are all genuine Irish stories told from the heart,” the project co-ordinator said.

# the-gathering - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding

The funding will support music, sport, food and cultural festivals around the country.

# the-gathering - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting

€3 million is being provided to support 700 local community-based events and festivals each year.

# the-gathering - Monday 3 March, 2014

Government backs National Diaspora Centre but wants a third-party to pay for it

Leo Varadkar says that the funds are not there and those expressing interest will be asked if they would be able to meet some or all of the capital costs.

# the-gathering - Saturday 1 February, 2014

RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?

# the-gathering - Monday 30 December, 2013

Some good news: 7 million people visited Ireland this year

The tourism industry says this was the best year for tourism in Ireland since the recession began.

# the-gathering - Monday 23 December, 2013

Poll: Do you think 'The Gathering' was a success? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think 'The Gathering' was a success?

Both the Government and organisers have today been praising ‘The Gathering’ for its effect on tourism. Do you agree with them?

'I wouldn't run screaming from any challenge': Varadkar open to replacing Reilly

The Transport Minister has said he would “love to stay where I am” but did said he would be “willing to serve anywhere the Taoiseach wants me”.

‘A great success’: The Gathering delivered up to 275k visitors to Ireland this year

Research by the project’s director Jim Miley shows that the government’s tourism initiative has been a success this past year, generating as much as €170 million in revenue.

# the-gathering - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Here's what happens when you are the millionth American to come to Ireland

You get a giant card and tickets for a return trip.

# the-gathering - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the Peru two, Hector leaving 2FM, and what Pope Francis did for his birthday.

Over eight million tourists visited Ireland in 2013

The tourism industry netted Ireland €3.64 billion this year, with visitors up seven per cent.

# the-gathering - Monday 16 December, 2013

From Business ETC Tourists spent big using payment cards during The Gathering Tourism

Tourists spent big using payment cards during The Gathering

A 21 per cent increase was driven by UK and US visitors in 2013.

# the-gathering - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Watch the heartwarming moment a Dublin family are reunited for Christmas Coming Home

Watch the heartwarming moment a Dublin family are reunited for Christmas

Sue Reilly won a competition to bring a loved one home from Oz. Here’s the moment they touched down.

# the-gathering - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Fungi gave this American couple in Dingle an awful fright

Fungi might be nearing retirement, but he’s pulling out all the stops for The Gathering.

# the-gathering - Friday 25 October, 2013

This year was the best summer for tourist numbers since 2008

There were 2.2 million overseas trips to Ireland in the period from July to September, a 7.8 per cent increase on 2012.

# the-gathering - Thursday 17 October, 2013

The Gathering might return in five or seven years time, says Varadkar

The Gathering brought in more than 300,000 tourists, but he said it is not something that can be done too often.

# the-gathering - Saturday 12 October, 2013

In pictures: Day two of the Fine Gael national conference The Gathering This post contains images

In pictures: Day two of the Fine Gael national conference

Not much happening in Limerick but delegates are having a great laugh by the looks of it.

# the-gathering - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Flightfest is kicking off about now, here’s what will be flying over your head NECK CRAMP This post contains images

Flightfest is kicking off about now, here’s what will be flying over your head

More than 30 aircraft will be flying low over Dublin today.

# the-gathering - Friday 30 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about the death of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and the US moving closer to military intervention in Syria.

North American visitors drive summer tourism increase

There were over two million overseas trips to Ireland between May and July, a 7.6 per cent rise on the same period last year.

# the-gathering - Monday 19 August, 2013

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House

John Brennan attended an event at the church his Irish father was baptised in, in the small Roscommon village on Friday night.

# the-gathering - Friday 16 August, 2013

The head of the CIA is going to a gathering in Roscommon tonight

John Brennan, whose father is a Roscommon native, is returning to his ancestral homeland in a personal capacity tonight.

Teen charged over blinding female emigrant with glass bottle in Birr

Marie Gauvin, a Birr native was visiting Ireland from Canada for The Gathering when she was hit by a glass, leaving her blind.

# the-gathering - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Over two million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month

New figures show a seven per cent increase on passenger numbers when compared to the same period last year.

# the-gathering - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Hotels in Dublin made €10,000 in profit per room last year

Sales levels are slowly getting back to peak levels but Dublin is significantly outpacing the rest of the country.

# the-gathering - Friday 26 July, 2013

Drumroll, please: And the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland are...

Dublin Zoo? Book of Kells? Tayto Park? Here’s the places that took the top spots on this year’s list compiled by Fáilte Ireland.

# the-gathering - Sunday 21 July, 2013

New world record as 1,693 form longest Riverdance line

The previous record of 652 people dancing in a continuous line was held by Nashville, Tennessee.

# the-gathering - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

From The42 No comment from O'Driscoll or Heaslip as Irish Lions welcomed home Hero's Welcome

No comment from O'Driscoll or Heaslip as Irish Lions welcomed home

Sean O’Brien and Jonny Sexton carried out their final press duties on a long 2012/13 season.

# the-gathering - Thursday 27 June, 2013

JFK would be proud of Ireland's accomplishments - John Kerry

The US Secretary of State has been sharing his thoughts on the Kennedy visit, 50 years on.

# the-gathering - Monday 24 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge County Clare tries to get the highest number of Claires in one room CLAIRE CLAIR CLARE

County Clare tries to get the highest number of Claires in one room

Claires, Clares, Clairs all came together to try and set a world record.

# the-gathering - Thursday 20 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge The weirdest Joe Dolan Bachelor Festival ad you'll see today OH ME OH MY

The weirdest Joe Dolan Bachelor Festival ad you'll see today

You won’t believe your eyes.

Stolen medieval carvings to return to Clare after 150 years

The carvings were taken from Scattery Island in the Shannon Estuary years ago – but will be brought ‘home’ next month.

# the-gathering - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Is The Gathering actually working?

Central Statistic Office figures show tourism has increased by four per cent.

# the-gathering - Sunday 19 May, 2013

John Hinde: Nostalgic images are not just for Ireland Postcard Perfect This post contains images

John Hinde: Nostalgic images are not just for Ireland

London and Amsterdam will see exhibition of shots from major landmarks around England and, of course, Ireland.

# the-gathering - Thursday 16 May, 2013

From The42 According to Jamie Heaslip, it's the Irish and British Lions Make It Irish This post contains videos

According to Jamie Heaslip, it's the Irish and British Lions

The Ireland captain could be on to something.

# the-gathering - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge From Cork? You can now get your very own Cork-specific passport BOI

From Cork? You can now get your very own Cork-specific passport

It’s for Rebel Week, boi!

# the-gathering - Monday 6 May, 2013

2013 St Patrick's Festival 'worth €121 million to Irish economy'

That’s over twice as much as the 2010 festival.

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