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#Fáilte Ireland

# failte-ireland - Monday 14 February, 2022

Staff shortages identified as major challenge as tourism sector hopes to rebound from pandemic
# Tourism Recovery
# Tourism Recovery

Staff shortages identified as major challenge as tourism sector hopes to rebound from pandemic

Feb 14th 2022, 3:13 PM 10,736 Views 13 Comments

Nearly one in three businesses said they may have to close if recruitment challenges aren’t resolved.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 13 February, 2022

Labour expert says Fáilte Ireland claim about 40,000 job vacancies in tourism sector 'overblown'
# Recruitment Crisis
# Recruitment Crisis

Labour expert says Fáilte Ireland claim about 40,000 job vacancies in tourism sector 'overblown'

Feb 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,655 Views 15 Comments

The tourism authority said this week that there is a recruitment crisis in the sector.

# failte-ireland - Friday 22 October, 2021

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs

Oct 22nd 2021, 6:34 PM 29,186 Views 52 Comments

Ticketing requirement will take effect from next week and will not impact on venues opening this weekend.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

These 38 locations are being given funding to develop permanent outdoor dining structures
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

These 38 locations are being given funding to develop permanent outdoor dining structures

Sep 8th 2021, 10:10 PM 95,888 Views 55 Comments

Fáilte Ireland’s Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme opened for applications in March 2021.

# failte-ireland - Friday 6 August, 2021

Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines
# New Rules
# New Rules

Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines

Aug 6th 2021, 11:29 AM 45,456 Views 108 Comments
  • The update comes after advice from the Attorney General, Órla Ryan reports
  • The latest update comes amid controversy over an event organised by former minister Katherine Zappone
  • Weddings fall under a different regulation and have an upper limit of 100 guests

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

New pub and restaurant rules 'savaged' by TDs as Tánaiste indicates further changes into the summer
# 105 Minutes
# 105 Minutes

New pub and restaurant rules 'savaged' by TDs as Tánaiste indicates further changes into the summer

Updated May 26th 2021, 7:46 PM 83,641 Views 73 Comments

A 105-minute time limit will be in place for indoor dining where there is social distancing of one-metre.

Outdoor tables in beer gardens and restaurants limited to six adults as closing time stays at 11.30pm
# Return To Hospitality
# Return To Hospitality

Outdoor tables in beer gardens and restaurants limited to six adults as closing time stays at 11.30pm

May 26th 2021, 12:45 PM 63,738 Views 107 Comments

An additional number of children are also allowed.

# failte-ireland - Friday 21 May, 2021

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

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

May 21st 2021, 9:29 PM 23,475 Views 31 Comments

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

# failte-ireland - Friday 5 March, 2021

Calls for 'urgent' one-off grants to help restaurants and bars develop outdoor summer seating
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Calls for 'urgent' one-off grants to help restaurants and bars develop outdoor summer seating

Mar 5th 2021, 5:06 PM 15,599 Views 27 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he will ask Fáilte Ireland why 18 counties have been excluded from one hospitality scheme.

# failte-ireland - Monday 1 February, 2021

Tourism firms can apply for grants of up to €200,000 under new scheme
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Tourism firms can apply for grants of up to €200,000 under new scheme

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 10:55 AM 24,384 Views 8 Comments

Applications for the TBCS will open on 11 February.

# failte-ireland - Monday 14 September, 2020

Queuing system for the jacks, individually wrapped straws and everyone out by 11.30pm: Here are the guidelines for pubs reopening
# SEPTEMBER 21
# SEPTEMBER 21

Queuing system for the jacks, individually wrapped straws and everyone out by 11.30pm: Here are the guidelines for pubs reopening

Sep 14th 2020, 9:08 PM 110,044 Views 128 Comments

So-called ‘wet pubs’ in Ireland are permitted to reopen from 21 September.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Second Fáilte Ireland board member resigns following trip to Spain
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

Second Fáilte Ireland board member resigns following trip to Spain

Sep 8th 2020, 8:28 PM 60,108 Views 64 Comments

Spain is not currently on Ireland’s Green List.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Everyone out by 11.30pm and no time limits where 2m distance maintained - Draft guidelines for pub reopening
# Pubs
# Pubs

Everyone out by 11.30pm and no time limits where 2m distance maintained - Draft guidelines for pub reopening

Sep 6th 2020, 4:35 PM 186,582 Views 142 Comments

Under the draft guidelines group numbers would still be limited to six people from no more than three households.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 3 September, 2020

How will the government's 'Stay and Spend' scheme work and how can you claim your tax credits?
# Tax Credits
# Tax Credits

How will the government's 'Stay and Spend' scheme work and how can you claim your tax credits?

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 PM 55,730 Views 72 Comments

Taxpayers can claim back 20% of their spend on food and accommodation as a tax credit.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Updated guidance on weddings: All guests out of function room by 11.30pm and face coverings when leaving table
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

Updated guidance on weddings: All guests out of function room by 11.30pm and face coverings when leaving table

Aug 26th 2020, 9:12 AM 96,407 Views 76 Comments

Fáilte Ireland updated its advice to the hospitality industry – including for weddings – on Monday evening.

# failte-ireland - Monday 17 August, 2020

Poll: Was the Fáilte Ireland chairman right to resign?
# Michael Cawley
# Michael Cawley

Poll: Was the Fáilte Ireland chairman right to resign?

Aug 17th 2020, 8:10 AM 84,377 Views 115 Comments

Michael Cawley resigned after it emerged he went on a holiday to Italy.

# failte-ireland - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Fáilte Ireland chairman resigns after travelling to Italy for foreign holiday
# Michael Cawley
# Michael Cawley

Fáilte Ireland chairman resigns after travelling to Italy for foreign holiday

Aug 15th 2020, 1:20 PM 135,146 Views 211 Comments

The Irish Independent reported this morning that Michael Cawley abroad for a vacation.

# failte-ireland - Friday 10 July, 2020

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

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade

Jul 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 7,744 Views 15 Comments

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

# failte-ireland - Thursday 2 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 2nd 2020, 7:07 PM 42,603 Views 42 Comments

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

# failte-ireland - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Close encounters: As the country gets busier, how do you know if you're a Covid-19 contact?
# Close Contact
# Close Contact

Close encounters: As the country gets busier, how do you know if you're a Covid-19 contact?

Jun 20th 2020, 9:00 PM 40,631 Views 24 Comments

Contacting tracing is going to become increasingly important as bars and cafes re-open.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Explainer: How will pubs and restaurants work when they reopen on 29 June?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: How will pubs and restaurants work when they reopen on 29 June?

Jun 18th 2020, 10:46 PM 45,075 Views 41 Comments

Pubs and restaurants serving food are expected to reopen in Phase Three

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

What exactly can you get for €9 in a pub? A look at Irish pubs and the meals they serve
# Gargle And Grub
# Gargle And Grub

What exactly can you get for €9 in a pub? A look at Irish pubs and the meals they serve

Jun 17th 2020, 5:37 PM 35,094 Views 43 Comments

How far will your €9 stretch in pubs all across the country?

Poll: Would you go to a pub later this month if you had to spend €9 on a meal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you go to a pub later this month if you had to spend €9 on a meal?

Jun 17th 2020, 9:32 AM 67,551 Views 92 Comments

Fáilte Ireland has received advice from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, due to be published later this week.

Two-metre social distancing rule could be reduced to one metre for pubs and restaurants opening this month
# Pints
# Pints

Two-metre social distancing rule could be reduced to one metre for pubs and restaurants opening this month

Jun 17th 2020, 9:07 AM 26,560 Views 105 Comments

Restaurants and pubs which serve food are due to repen at the end of June.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Pubs expected to serve 'substantial meals' costing at least €9 if they are to reopen on 29 June
# Reopening
# Reopening

Pubs expected to serve 'substantial meals' costing at least €9 if they are to reopen on 29 June

Jun 16th 2020, 10:22 PM 69,907 Views 95 Comments

Fáilte Ireland has received guidance from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre regarding food service businesses.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 38,002 Views 28 Comments

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

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Physically distanced dancing and no menus - how a re-opened hospitality sector might look
# New Service
# New Service

Physically distanced dancing and no menus - how a re-opened hospitality sector might look

Jun 9th 2020, 10:54 AM 55,215 Views 60 Comments

New guidance was published by Fáilte Ireland.

# failte-ireland - Friday 21 February, 2020

Over €8 million in funding announced for trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways
# Outdoors
# Outdoors

Over €8 million in funding announced for trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways

Feb 21st 2020, 12:08 PM 25,244 Views 66 Comments

A total of €8.4 million has been allocated to 44 projects.

# failte-ireland - Monday 11 November, 2019

Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief

Nov 11th 2019, 12:45 PM 20,920 Views 59 Comments

The CEO of Fáilte Ireland also warned that Brexit was proving a challenge to Irish tourism.

# failte-ireland - Friday 11 October, 2019

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

Oct 11th 2019, 10:57 AM 48,399 Views 16 Comments

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

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year
# Greyhounds
# Greyhounds

Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year

Oct 1st 2019, 9:20 PM 24,346 Views 54 Comments

Rural TDs have criticised the suspension of promoting the sport in tourism marketing campaigns.

# failte-ireland - Monday 30 September, 2019

Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists
# Racing
# Racing

Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists

Sep 30th 2019, 3:23 PM 24,282 Views 67 Comments

Irish tourism bodies met with the Irish Greyhound Board to inform them of this decision last Thursday.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 4 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 4th 2019, 2:36 PM 68,988 Views 75 Comments

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

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Fáilte Ireland pledges €150m to develop new tourist attractions throughout Ireland
# Platforms For Growth
# Platforms For Growth

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

May 29th 2019, 2:14 PM 12,761 Views 30 Comments

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

# failte-ireland - Saturday 16 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 16th 2019, 7:15 AM 23,825 Views 65 Comments

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

# failte-ireland - Saturday 12 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 12th 2019, 8:30 PM 35,777 Views 20 Comments

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

# failte-ireland - Thursday 10 January, 2019

A major new Halloween festival is tipped to be bigger than New Year's Eve
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

A major new Halloween festival is tipped to be bigger than New Year's Eve

Jan 10th 2019, 4:05 PM 632 Views 1 Comment

Fáilte Ireland hopes the large-scale event in Meath will generate €12 million by 2022.

# failte-ireland - Friday 7 December, 2018

There's a lack of new hotel rooms in regional cities. Here's why investors aren't biting
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

There's a lack of new hotel rooms in regional cities. Here's why investors aren't biting

Dec 7th 2018, 9:45 AM 1,284 Views 0 Comments

Fáilte Ireland says that Kilkenny and Galway are crying out for fresh accommodation.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Ireland could be pitched as a 'detox destination' for soul-searching celebs
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Ireland could be pitched as a 'detox destination' for soul-searching celebs

Nov 29th 2018, 4:25 PM 1,223 Views 0 Comments

A State-sanctioned report says the travel sector should chase well-heeled tourists.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Fewer visitors toured Ireland by bus last year - and not everyone's blaming it on Brexit
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Fewer visitors toured Ireland by bus last year - and not everyone's blaming it on Brexit

Nov 1st 2018, 5:35 PM 700 Views 0 Comments

Industry figures say poor parking facilities are also hindering the sector.

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