Niall Gibbons

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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 (...)

Niall Gibbons of  Tourism Ireland and Brendan Griffin, Minister of State at the Department of Tourism: 2018 has been a record year, with €6.1 billion in revenues generated from 11.2 million overseas visitors to Ireland, up 10 per cent. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The chief executive of Tourism Ireland says the State body will have to rewrite its plans for 2019 if Britain crashes out of the European Union withou(...)

Tourists in Dublin. Overall Irish revenues for the first nine months of the year are up 7.1 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2017 with revenue from key markets up 12.2 per cent

The challenges posed by Brexit to the tourism industry have long been noted. Our over-reliance on overseas visitors from Britain, together with the de(...)

 A couple enjoy the view over the Upper Lake from the Spink Trail in Glendalough, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Getty Images

Tourism Ireland is to increase its spending by €10 million to €45 million next year and mount its first new global advertising campaign in seven years(...)

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A hard Brexit could hit the number of British tourists visiting Ireland, the head of Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons has warned. Mr Gibbons said it was(...)

The Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare. Photograph: Getty Images

An increase in visitor numbers has made it a record first half of the year for tourism revenue in Ireland, according to the Central Statistics Office.(...)

Former DUP Minister Jonathan Bell. Photograph: Getty

The Renewable Heating Incentive inquiry has heard an allegation that a former DUP Minister tried to punch his special adviser and break his finger. A(...)

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