Ireland News

Tourism Ireland to reap from Obama visit

23rd May 2011 Tourism News

Tourism Ireland has ramped up its US marketing campaign to coincide with President Barack Obama’s visit to Ireland, which is expected to generate huge publicity in the US. Hundreds of international journalists have been accredited as part of the visit, with Tourism Ireland using the visit to leverage awareness in the US.

Queen ends Ireland visit with tourism focus

The Queen has concluded her state visit to Ireland by visiting two of the country’s most popular tourist sites, the Rock of Cashel, followed by Cork’s historic market. The first two days of her visit focused on the “troubled past” between Britain and Ireland, and she offered her sympathy to those who had suffered during the conflict.

Ireland cuts air travel tax to boost tourism

Ireland cuts air travel tax to boost tourism

11th May 2011 Airline News Tourism News

Republic of Ireland finance minister Michael Noonan has confirmed the controversial €3 air travel tax will be abolished. Noonan said VAT on restaurants, hotels, cinemas, theatres, sports fixtures and other attractions would also be cut from 13.5 per cent to nine per cent as the nation sought to boost tourism receipts.

Terminal 2 opens at Dublin Airport to bailout background

Terminal 2 opens at Dublin Airport to bailout background

22nd Nov 2010 Airline News Tourism News

Dublin Airport welcomed the opening of Terminal 2 over the weekend, but what was once a monument to Irish prosperity is in danger of becoming a symbol of economic overreach. At its peak the project was the largest construction site in the state, employing up to 2,600 workers on site. But many of these jobs have been lost, in line with thousands more across Ireland as the recession bites.

Stena Line confirms new Scottish port

Stena Line confirms new Scottish port

12th Feb 2010 Cruise News

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has confirmed it is to invest approximately £200m in a new ferry port in Scotland. The Loch Ryan port will occupy a 28-acre site two miles north of Cairnryan, following the Scottish parliament’s decision to grant a Harbour Empowerment Order (HEO) allowing construction.

Ireland means business at WTM

Ireland means business at WTM

11th Nov 2009 Tourism News

Tourism Ireland has launched a new campaign which aims to increase visitor numbers from the UK to the island next year. The new strategy, launched at World Travel Market yesterday with comedian Patrick Kielty (pictured) and the cast of Riverdance, will target both business and leisure visitors.