Tourism boost, Aviva to proceed and Rathgar opportunity

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A deserted Dublin on St Patrick’s Day.

A deserted Dublin on St Patrick’s Day.


Tourism Ireland, the cross-Border agency responsible for marketing the island to visitors from abroad, has asked the Government for at least €20 million in extra funding to pay for international advertising when the Covid-19 crisis ends. Mark Paul has the details.

In a world riven with uncertainty, Aviva looks set to proceed with the marketing process for a prime headquarter office investment at Elmpark Green, Dublin 4. Ronald Quinlan reports.

In our Inside Business podcast Joe Brennan and Mark Paul join host Laura Slattery to discuss the evolving economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Plus Cork native Emer Downing joins Laura on the line from her home in Bergamo, Italy, to speak about daily life under lockdown.

A wide range of developers, investors and owner occupiers are expected to express an interest in the sale of 174 Rathgar Road and The Bungalow, York Avenue. Ronald Quinlan has the details.

Located within close proximity to the existing St James’s Hospital and the new National Children’s Hospital, which is under development, Carrigan’s Pub, writes Ronald Quinlan, has the potential, subject to rezoning, to accommodate a hotel of up to 80 bedrooms or a mid-sized apartment scheme.

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