irish tourism

  • Irish tourism sees profitable times

     Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Marking a great year for the Emerald Isle, record number of visitors arrived from North America, mainland Europe, Australia and emerging markets.   This year proved to be a record one for Irish tourism, with visitor numbers surpassing 11.2 million …

  • Irish tourism is booming but plenty yet to be done to sustain it

     Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Travel writer Paul Kelly writes Ireland needs to create the attractions, events and value offering that will entice tourists to come here all year long and venture outside the big cities.   Tourism is growing but there are big challenges …

  • Bad Brexit and VAT increase might pose serious threat to Irish Tourism

     Monday, November 12, 2018

    The tourism industry of Ireland is booming, but the combined effect of a ‘bad’ Brexit and a VAT rise to come into effect on January 1 could pose threats.   These issues were discussed at ‘Let’s Talk Tourism’, the national …

  • Its being hoped that Irish tourism will cope with VAT hike successfully

     Saturday, October 13, 2018

    The primal scream from tourism and hospitality operators in terms of the return of their VAT to 13.5 percent is comprehensible, considering the scale of dissatisfaction among those, particularly the rural people, who expected the 9 per cent would be …

  • Irish tourism stakeholders unhappy with VAT rate hike

     Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Stakeholders in the Irish tourism and hospitality industries have sharply criticised the Government for raising the sectors’ VAT rate from 9 per cent to 13.5 per cent in the 2019 Budget.   Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, declared that …

  • Irish tourism body assails government attitude

     Thursday, September 27, 2018

    The Irish tourism representative body criticised the Government’s attitude to the sector, comparing it with the attention the Cabinet pays to other Brexit-exposed industries such as agriculture.   At a strategy and pre-budget briefing Wednesday, the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation …

  • Irish tourism grew by 6.7% in the first half of this year

     Friday, July 27, 2018

    In the first half of this year, Irish tourism grew by 6.7 percent as per data, with British visitors starting to shrug off a weak pound that has made trips to the euro zone more expensive since the vote to …

  • Former cricket star Ajay Jadeja to promote Irish tourism

     Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Ireland is playing India in two T20 cricket internationals in Dublin this week. With an estimated 255 million people set to watch the matches in India and other countries around the world, Tourism Ireland is taking this opportunity to showcase …

  • Irish tourism continues to grow riding on Brexit uncertainty

     Thursday, December 28, 2017

    Ireland continues to witness a steady growth in its tourism revenues. The Irish tourism industry is now worth an estimated €8.7 billion as the number of international visitors continues to rise. According to new figures from the Irish Tourism Industry …

  • Irish tourism sector continues to grow

     Friday, December 15, 2017

    As per Tourism Ireland’s end of year review, after a period of downturn, Ireland’s tourism sector continues to go from strength to strength. 2016 was the strongest year in terms of visitor numbers and revenue, with 10.6m tourists bringing in …


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