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Tourism

# tourism - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Daily Edge Temple Bar named one of the world’s ‘most disappointing’ tourist destinations Temple Barred

Temple Bar named one of the world’s ‘most disappointing’ tourist destinations

At least, that’s what The Huffington Post says.

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.

# tourism - Friday 11 April, 2014

Poll: Will you be holidaying in Ireland this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be holidaying in Ireland this year?

Tourists love us, and want to keep coming back – but will you be staying here for your 2014 holidays?

# tourism - Monday 7 April, 2014

Tourists think Ireland is great value for money 40 Shades Of Green This post contains a poll

# tourism - Friday 4 April, 2014

A further €1.4 million in funding released for the Wild Atlantic Way

This €10 million project will see tourist attractions developed along the west coast of Ireland.

# tourism - Monday 31 March, 2014

From Business ETC Irish hotels are selling like hotcakes this year Hospitable

Irish hotels are selling like hotcakes this year

Sales are up 150 per cent in the first three months of this year, compared to the same period in 2013.

# tourism - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

They love us: 11% rise in foreign visitors to Ireland

Visitors from Great Britain, the US and the rest of the world all climbed by double digit percentages.

# tourism - Monday 24 March, 2014

From Business ETC Whiskey fans to drop in on new Dublin museum Hic

Whiskey fans to drop in on new Dublin museum

Up to 230,000 visitors are expected to museum where Irish whiskey brands old and new will be exhibited.

# tourism - Thursday 20 March, 2014

The Mexican government is paying its workers to go on their holliers in Ireland

The new scheme is designed to strengthen the ‘economic and commercial relationship’ between Ireland and Mexico.

Why did so many Wexford people choose Georgia as their new home in the 1800s?

A new research project is aiming to find out just that…

# tourism - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart

Junior health minister Alex White told the Russian LGBT Sport Federation that Ireland disagrees with last year’s anti-gay propaganda law.

# tourism - Monday 17 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 things every tourist coming to Ireland should know Look Of The Irish

# tourism - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From Business ETC Freight traffic stacks up for Irish Ferries Get The Boat

Freight traffic stacks up for Irish Ferries

Economic upturn to thank for increase in volume

# tourism - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Shopfronts of Dublin: a very lovely photo project indeed Some Front This post contains images

Shopfronts of Dublin: a very lovely photo project indeed

Independent stores, and the way they make you feel.

# tourism - 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.

# tourism - Friday 28 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Google Street View car gets a traditional Dublin welcome Tourism

# tourism - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Sleeping Beauty’s castle and Trump Tower are going green for Paddy’s Day

Old favourites like the Pyramids in Egypt and the ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas will take on a green hue for the holiday as well.

# tourism - 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?

# tourism - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Looks like The Gathering worked — last year was officially our best for tourism since 2008…

Tourism bosses say they’re thrilled with today’s official figures. Gabriel Byrne, probably not so much…

# tourism - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Commander Hadfield inspires an Irish online photoshop battle Cmdr Hadfield

Commander Hadfield inspires an Irish online photoshop battle

Hadfield with Collins and Dev, Hadfield winning the World Cup for Ireland…

# tourism - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Over one million people visited Dublin Zoo in 2013

A number of high profile additions helped the numbers including an Asian lion and two snow leopards.

# tourism - Saturday 4 January, 2014

At least 13 killed in Goa building collapse

Around 50 labourers were on-site at the time – the death toll is expected to rise.

# tourism - Friday 3 January, 2014

Two Swiss tourists murdered in Egypt

The couple were reported missing a week ago and have now been found dead in a villa.

# tourism - 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.

# tourism - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Ireland’s first tourism boom was… in 1907

“Determined efforts to win for the Emerald Isle some share of the sightseers’ coin have met with decided success.”

# tourism - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

National Geographic Travel’s photos of the year are stunning Photography This post contains images

# tourism - 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?

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

‘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.

# tourism - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Peru Two, bank fraud and American tourists : The week in numbers

Plus: How many people voted Yes in the Seanad referendum when they meant to vote No?

# tourism - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From Business ETC Here’s what happens when you are the millionth American to come to Ireland Hello You

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.

# tourism - 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.

# tourism - 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.

# tourism - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Ireland named Best Tourism Destination by US magazine readers

It is the second year in a row that Ireland has won the award from Global Traveler magazine.

# tourism - Monday 9 December, 2013

This guy will make you want to travel more

Warning: Video may induce lifestyle envy (and slight irritation).

# tourism - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Relocation of Howth tourist office held up by dispute

Fingal County Council want to move ahead with new office – but Government have to give go-ahead.

# tourism - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers down 5 per cent in November

The company had signalled the drop in passengers last month, with long haul passenger numbers dropping 6.9 per cent.

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