Fáilte Ireland

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Fáilte Ireland’s remit includes responsibilities such as product development at home and the marketing of domestic tourism.

A turf war has broken out between the two State tourism agencies, Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, over the latter’s plans to place staff in the Un(...)

Fin Goggin, Ian Sheridan and Fred Connolly, from the Howth RNLI lifeboat crew, and chef, fishmonger and restaurateur Niall Sabongi announcing the RNLI’s fish supper campaign to help save lives at sea.  Photograph: Patrick Browne

For the month of October you can support the RNLI’s 24-hour search and rescue service while enjoying a fish supper. Niall Sabongi’s Klaw and The Seafo(...)

Claire McAree: ‘There is a shortage of people on this island who know anything at all about tariffs. It’s a minefield. It could be problematic. But we’ll cope.’

Budget 2020, the Minister for Finance solemnly told a hushed Dáil on Tuesday, is “a budget that has been developed in the shadow of Brexit”. For Irel(...)

According to Fáilte Ireland, hotels and tourism businesses near the border have already suffered a 30 per cent downturn in business as a result of the fall in the value of sterling and the general uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU. Photograph: iStock
Bracing for Brexit

While opinions differ on the price impact of a no-deal Brexit on Ireland’s tourism industry, there is general agreement that it will be bad news. Acco(...)

“Most of the holidaymakers that come to Ireland do so because of the pristine environment.” Photograph: iStock

Sustainable tourism is a big buzzword globally, as the backlash to years of excess begins. Yet what is the Irish hospitality and tourism sector doing (...)

“Coffee shops may have reached saturation point in cities, with Starbucks, Insomnia or Costa at almost every street corner.” Photograph: iStock
What’s ahead for hospitality?

Paul Keeley, Fáilte Ireland “In terms of big macro trends, we are seeing continued interest in heritage and culture but increasingly in ‘learn to’, t(...)

Spanish golfer Jon Rahm who won the  2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA Wire.

Fáilte Ireland paid the US-based Golf Channel €187,500 towards broadcasting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open staged in Lahinch in July. According to fi(...)

An industry representative said Minister for Tourism Shane Ross had ‘failed again’ for not getting last year’s VAT move reversed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Confusion reigned over the Government’s budget measures for tourism, with the industry critical of the failure to reinstate its special VAT rate and i(...)

Some of the €40 million for tourism will be used to advertise in Britain key attractions like the Cliffs of Moher .

A €650 million fund will be made immediately available to prop up the agriculture, enterprise and tourism sectors in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Mi(...)

Lahinch Golf Club in Co Clare hosted the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open this year, and was televised live on the Golf Channel in the US. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A familiar sight at any Irish airport is that of golf bags being unloaded from carousels onto baggage trolleys. And with good reason, for the numbers (...)

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