Niall Gibbons

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Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons, Minister for Tourism Shane Ross and Joan O’Shaughnessy, chairman of Tourism Ireland. Mr Ross said the figures for 2019 to date have been excellent given the uncertainty in the global economy. Photograph:   Keith Arkins

Tourism Ireland is to press ahead with an ambitious promotional campaign in Britain despite warnings that a hard Brexit could cost the industry almost(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at St Kilian’s Cathedral in Würzburg on the third day of the State visit to  Germany. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has welcomed Ireland’s new consulate general in Frankfurt, and rising German visitors to Ireland, as indicators of a new e(...)

Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons said that since 2002 nearly 30 million overseas visitors had visited Northern Ireland.

Tourism Ireland has strongly rejected claims by the DUP’s Ian Paisley that “there is a view” it “really first and foremost has to promote the Republic(...)

Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons said the North America market continues to perform very strongly with visitor and revenue numbers up by over 10 per cent, but it is offset by falls in revenue elsewhere.

A fall-off in tourism revenues for the first time in years has been blamed on global economic uncertainty. The number of overseas visitors to Irelan(...)

Sterling under pressure: some 44 per cent of visitors to the island of Ireland are from Britain, with these visitors generating 25 per cent of overseas tourism revenue. Photograph: iStock.

A certain amount of stoicism is required for Irish tourist authorities tasked with maximising the number of visitors to the island from Britain. So mu(...)

Hainan Airlines commenced a new, year-round service between Dublin and Shenzhen in February. It also flies between Dublin and Beijing.

Tourism Ireland is to double its marketing spend in China from €500,000 to 1 million as it looks to grow visitor numbers to Ireland to 200,000 by 2025(...)

Trips by residents from Europe other than Britain rose by 9.5 per cent to 3.8 million last year, while trips made by US and Canadian residents jumped by 13.4 per cent to 2.4 million.

Overseas residents made a record 10.6 million trips to Ireland last year, with Britain accounting for a third of the total despite the uncertainty of (...)

Of the 11.2 million who visited Ireland in 2018, 4.7 million came from Britain.

Tourism chiefs are stepping up efforts to lure British visitors to Ireland amid Brexit. Tourism Ireland, whose role is to market Ireland as a holida(...)

Tourists enjoy the weather and sites in Trinity College Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The one thing that virtually everyone involved in the Irish tourism industry appears to agree on is that a trip to Ireland still represents good value(...)

Tourists enjoy a tour of Dublin with Viking Splash Tours. Photograph: Robert Alexander/ Getty Images

As the curtain fell on a record year for Irish tourism, the storm clouds were gathering like never before. While those charged with bringing visitors (...)

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