Jim Deegan

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Railtours Ireland chief executive Jim Deegan at Limerick station with 2020’s Emerald Pullman. Photograph: Railtours Ireland

An Irish travel company is hoping to continue navigating through the Covid-19 pandemic with a new “rail cruise” across the country later this summer. (...)

The Guinness Storehouse, one of Dublin’s major tourist attractions

Dublin has begun showing some warning signs of over “over-tourism”, according to one expert. Prof Jim Deegan, head of the centre for tourism policy s(...)

Ireland is one of the last countries in the world where you can get a cooked breakfast on a train, according to Jim Deegan, managing director of Railt(...)

European visitors numbers grew to 36 per cent of the market last year from just 7 per cent in 1970. They also accounted for 36 per cent of spending last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s tourism agencies need to focus more of their marketing efforts on mainland Europe than on Britain, according to a leading academic and bo(...)

 Railway Preservation Society of Ireland volunteer Jon Richardson on the Emerald Isle Express.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A luxury rail tour costing €5,000 per passenger left Dublin’s Connolly Station on Monday ahead of a five-day journey that will take in sites across Wa(...)

The annual workshop organised by the National Centre for Tourism Studies took place at Dromoland Castle, Co Clare. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

While the impact of new technology could hit traditional jobs in tourism, the industry can continue to provide valuable employment if the sector and t(...)

US tourists at Lough Tay, Co Wicklow. Economic growth in key markets such as the US and a favourable dollar exchange rate are benefitting Irish tourism

Signs that this year is set to be a record year for tourism have prompted industry figures to call on the Government to set more ambitious targets for(...)

Last week the Central Statistics Office published data showing that overseas holiday makers spent €2.8 billion in the Republic in the first nine months of this year, €241 million more than during the same period in 2013

Predictions that foreign earnings from overseas visitors are likely to hit €5 billion this year may not reflect what tourists are actually spending i(...)

Dublin Port. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIME

BARRY O’HALLORAN Ireland’s recent growth rates might have been artificially inflated by a sudden increase in contract manufacturing that may not be d(...)

Donegal Airport: a recipient of State subsidies along with Kerry, Knock and Waterford.

The Government should stop subsidising loss-making regional airports as it gives them an unfair advantage over the State-owned Cork, Dublin and Shann(...)

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