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# tourism - Thursday 15 April, 2021

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

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

Updated Thu 9:02 PM 54,290 Views 61 Comments

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

# tourism - Friday 12 March, 2021

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

'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 50,849 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 - 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 23,478 Views 8 Comments

Applications for the TBCS will open on 11 February.

# tourism - Thursday 31 December, 2020

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

Taoiseach says government will consider extra bank holiday for 2021

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 45,637 Views 65 Comments

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

# tourism - Friday 25 December, 2020

'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

'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 18,563 Views 5 Comments

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

# tourism - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

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

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.

# tourism - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Burren tourism group named among Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel' winners for 2021
# A Clare Winner
# A Clare Winner

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.

# tourism - Sunday 1 November, 2020

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

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today

Nov 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 24,103 Views 32 Comments

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

# tourism - Saturday 17 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 17th 2020, 4:12 PM 76,830 Views 82 Comments

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

# tourism - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 6th 2020, 6:32 PM 47,892 Views 25 Comments

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

# tourism - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 30th 2020, 3:10 PM 42,486 Views 12 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

# tourism - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

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

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 83,865 Views 49 Comments

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

# tourism - Friday 31 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 31st 2020, 6:10 AM 30,098 Views 65 Comments

The average room occupancy stood at 42% for July.

# tourism - Thursday 30 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 30th 2020, 5:23 PM 48,913 Views 41 Comments

The funding covers route options and feasibility studies.

# tourism - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Jul 28th 2020, 9:41 AM 17,320 Views 40 Comments

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

# tourism - Friday 24 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 24th 2020, 3:37 PM 33,120 Views 14 Comments

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

# tourism - Thursday 23 July, 2020

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

'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 48,551 Views 79 Comments

Only half of the calls made were answered.

# tourism - Monday 13 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 13th 2020, 4:38 PM 68,611 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
# Tourism
# Tourism

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

Jul 13th 2020, 1:13 PM 41,457 Views 59 Comments

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

# tourism - 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 7,680 Views 15 Comments

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

# tourism - 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 42,475 Views 42 Comments

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

# tourism - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 1st 2020, 10:55 AM 18,773 Views 26 Comments

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

# tourism - Saturday 27 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 27th 2020, 10:53 PM 69,973 Views 88 Comments

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

# tourism - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 23rd 2020, 2:58 PM 34,291 Views 114 Comments

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

# tourism - 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 37,941 Views 28 Comments

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

# tourism - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 9th 2020, 11:35 AM 73,054 Views 24 Comments

Donegal had the most Blue Flags this year.

# tourism - Thursday 4 June, 2020

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

'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.

# tourism - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

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

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.

# tourism - Friday 29 May, 2020

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

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

Updated May 29th 2020, 7:25 PM 103,518 Views 91 Comments

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

# tourism - Monday 25 May, 2020

Greece resumes island ferry services in bid to salvage summer tourist season
# Covid19
# Covid19

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.

# tourism - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Taoiseach rules out 0% VAT rate for tourism, but cut could be brought in by the next government
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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.

# tourism - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

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

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.

# tourism - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Airbnb confirms almost 1,900 job losses - 25% of all staff
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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.

# tourism - Friday 20 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 20th 2020, 5:05 PM 35,746 Views 28 Comments

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

# tourism - Sunday 1 March, 2020

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

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.

# tourism - Thursday 13 February, 2020

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

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.

# tourism - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 29,766 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.

# tourism - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 7th 2020, 7:51 AM 30,224 Views 16 Comments

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

# tourism - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 25th 2019, 8:00 AM 137,874 Views 83 Comments

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

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