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#Tourism

# tourism - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'I talk all the time - a treat for me is to not speak to anybody for a day'

Hotelier Francis Brennan talks about his admiration for watches – and celebrity chef Neven Maguire.

# tourism - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Irish aparthotel company Staycity planning tenfold expansion in Dublin by 2021

Staycity expects to have 1,500 apartments operating in Dublin by 2021.

A new €160m ferry between Dublin and Holyhead will be the biggest of its kind in the world

The vessel will be able to hold 1,500 cars and over 300 trucks.

# tourism - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

The Skellig Michael problem: How Kerry is preparing to manage an influx of tourists

With a profile boost other counties can only dream of, what effect will Star Wars have on The Kingdom?

# tourism - Monday 1 January, 2018

The Guinness Storehouse is still the most popular tourist attraction in Ireland

More than 1.7 million people paid a visit last year.

Irish people warned they are being 'ripped off' by ATMs in foreign countries

People are advised not to withdraw money in their own currency rate as it is more expensive.

# tourism - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Ireland's tourism business body thinks the state's plans for its sector are 'unambitious and modest'

Despite a rocky July, the sector enjoyed a record year for visitor numbers.

From Business ETC Ireland's tourism business body thinks the state's plans for its sector are 'unambitious and modest' Tourism

Ireland's tourism business body thinks the state's plans for its sector are 'unambitious and modest'

Despite a rocky July, the sector enjoyed a record year for visitor numbers.

# tourism - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'Letting people go in the recession was really difficult - it was out of everyone's control' Insights

'Letting people go in the recession was really difficult - it was out of everyone's control'

Sunway boss Tanya Airey also talks about how good weather in Ireland hampers the travel business.

'It's like a fairytale': Mark Hamill and the Star Wars crew on Ireland's west coast Skellig Luke This post contains videos

'It's like a fairytale': Mark Hamill and the Star Wars crew on Ireland's west coast

Actors Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley had some very nice things to say about filming in Ireland.

# tourism - Monday 25 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'Working Christmas is the norm for me. You just need to find a way to balance work and family life' Tourism

'Working Christmas is the norm for me. You just need to find a way to balance work and family life'

This hotelier talks about what it’s like to work on Christmas Day.

# tourism - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'I often have to clean vomit off my car': Budapest locals are getting tired of the booming tourism sector

Annual arrivals have almost doubled since 2009 to 3.5 million last year.

# tourism - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From Business ETC Donald Trump's Clare golf course has been cleared to build its Doonbeg wall Building And Property

Donald Trump's Clare golf course has been cleared to build its Doonbeg wall

The Trump International Golf Links wants to carry out coastal erosion management works.

From Business ETC Francis Brennan's five-star hotel just had its best year since the boom Tourism

Francis Brennan's five-star hotel just had its best year since the boom

The Park Hotel in Kenmare raked in a profit of nearly €500,000 last year.

# tourism - Friday 15 December, 2017

From Business ETC The former head of Topaz has plans to build a six-storey 'contemporary hotel' in Donnybrook Building And Property

The former head of Topaz has plans to build a six-storey 'contemporary hotel' in Donnybrook

The 78-bedroom development is being planned by Smiles dental founder Emmet O’Neill.

# tourism - Thursday 14 December, 2017

From Business ETC A deal has been struck to save two big Galway hotels from closing down Work

A deal has been struck to save two big Galway hotels from closing down

Some 330 jobs have been saved at seven companies owned by businessman Gerry Barrett.

# tourism - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

The force is with Fáilte Ireland in this Star Wars-themed Wild Atlantic Way ad

Locations in Kerry, Cork, Clare and Donegal were picked for filming in the new Star Wars movie.

# tourism - Monday 11 December, 2017

From Business ETC A €40m hotel on Stephen's Green has the green light despite government objections Building And Property

A €40m hotel on Stephen's Green has the green light despite government objections

An Bord Pleanála said that the hotel would not adversely affect the historic buildings nearby.

# tourism - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Dublin's docklands are getting a new 'brand' to lure tourists

But businesses are worried they’re being left out of the plans.

# tourism - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

A business group supported by Google campaigned for the changed guidelines.

# tourism - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Dublin's docklands are getting a new 'brand' to lure tourists

But businesses are worried they’re being left out of the plans.

'After 9/11, my business stopped overnight and I had to let excellent people go'

Tour America’s Mary McKenna also talks about how no one believed in her business 20 years ago.

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

A business group supported by Google campaigned for the changed guidelines.

# tourism - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From Business ETC Surfers are fighting Donald Trump's Clare wall for fear it will wreck the waves Building And Property

Surfers are fighting Donald Trump's Clare wall for fear it will wreck the waves

The US president’s hotel at Doonbeg first applied for the flood defence plan last year.

# tourism - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'After 9/11, my business stopped overnight and I had to let excellent people go' Insights

'After 9/11, my business stopped overnight and I had to let excellent people go'

Tour America’s Mary McKenna also talks about how no one believed in her business 20 years ago.

From Business ETC Kilkenny's Mount Juliet luxury estate swung back into the black last year Hospitality

Kilkenny's Mount Juliet luxury estate swung back into the black last year

The Thomastown resort bounced back from a near-€2 million loss in 2015.

# tourism - Monday 4 December, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think too many hotels are being approved in Dublin? Hospitality This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think too many hotels are being approved in Dublin?

Conservationists believe there’s an ‘over-concentration’ of new short-term accommodation in the city.

From Business ETC Dublin's docklands are getting a new 'brand' to lure tourists Tourism

Dublin's docklands are getting a new 'brand' to lure tourists

But businesses are worried they’re being left out of the plans.

# tourism - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From Business ETC Galway's museum plans a major upgrade to give tourists somewhere to go when it rains Tourism

Galway's museum plans a major upgrade to give tourists somewhere to go when it rains

The project includes building a viewing deck on the iconic Spanish Arch.

From Business ETC 'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs Food And Drink

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

A business group supported by Google campaigned for the changed guidelines.

# tourism - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Dublin council is recruiting outside help to look after the unloved Liffey boardwalk

The riverside walkway has earned a reputation as unsafe for locals and tourists alike.

From Business ETC Conservationists say Dublin is suffering from an 'oversaturation' of hotels Hospitality

Conservationists say Dublin is suffering from an 'oversaturation' of hotels

An Taisce made the claim in its objection to an eight-storey proposal at Jervis Street.

# tourism - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

From Business ETC A sacked Aer Lingus worker blamed drinking the night before for showing up to work drunk Work

A sacked Aer Lingus worker blamed drinking the night before for showing up to work drunk

The Labour Court has upheld the decision to sack the worker.

From Business ETC Ireland's boom in US tourists could be about to slow down Hospitality

Ireland's boom in US tourists could be about to slow down

But the weakened UK market may bounce back, according to hotel research firm STR.

# tourism - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Dublin has been named one of the top 'must-see' destinations in the world

National Geographic’s Traveller magazine praised the capital’s “friendly, village vibe”.

# tourism - Monday 27 November, 2017

From Business ETC Turnover at Tripadvisor favourite Little Museum of Dublin has inched closer to the €1m mark Tourism

Turnover at Tripadvisor favourite Little Museum of Dublin has inched closer to the €1m mark

But the attraction’s cash donations were down significantly in 2016.

# tourism - Sunday 26 November, 2017

How officials stop tourists overrunning Ireland's 'golden geese' of attractions

Visitors are slowly being diverted away from some of the country’s most iconic monuments.

# tourism - Saturday 25 November, 2017

From Business ETC Dublin council is recruiting outside help to look after the unloved Liffey boardwalk Building And Property

Dublin council is recruiting outside help to look after the unloved Liffey boardwalk

The riverside walkway has earned a reputation as unsafe for locals and tourists alike.

From Business ETC 'If we set up in Tipperary or Mayo, we couldn't have built this business' Food And Drink

'If we set up in Tipperary or Mayo, we couldn't have built this business'

Birgitta Curtin of the Burren Smokehouse talks about the importance of being near the Cliffs of Moher.

# tourism - Thursday 23 November, 2017

How officials stop tourists overrunning Ireland's 'golden geese' of attractions

Visitors are slowly being diverted away from some of the country’s most iconic monuments.