Niall Gibbons

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Fáilte Ireland will try to drum up interest from the domestic tourism market. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

To most Irish people in January, the new coronavirus was something that only existed 9,000km away in the Chinese city of Wuhan. But to the State’s tou(...)

Creevy pier in Co Donegal, part  on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is envisaged that younger travellers, tourists who have visited Ireland before, and people visiting Irish friends and relatives will be among the first to come back

State tourism officials are planning for a resumption of the arrival of significant numbers of foreign visitors to Ireland sometime between April and (...)

Paul Kelly, chief executive of the State tourism authority, said it had seen ‘a small number of insolvencies to date’ in the industry, which has been shut or curtailed due to Covid-19 restrictions for much of this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Many businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector are now “teetering on the brink” of collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials from Fái(...)

CNN news anchor John King has been one of the media stars of the US election coverage thanks to his ‘magic wall’ interactive election map. Photograph: CNN.

Ballina and Carlingford can claim Joe Biden and Doonbeg Donald Trump but Doonloughan in Connemara can join an illustrious list of famous Irish ancestr(...)

Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons has been named the most influential Irish chief executive on LinkedIn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tourism Ireland boss Niall Gibbons is the most influential Irish chief executive on LinkedIn, according to a new ranking by the Reputations Agency. (...)

Des Mulreany from Finglas and Lisa Leddy from Ballyfermot,  on Monday ahead of the first domestic passenger sailing since the outbreak of Covid-19.

In addition to the reopening of the retail industry, Monday also witnessed the first stirrings of the city’s locked-down tourist industry. Dublin Bay (...)

A deserted Dublin on St Patrick’s Day 2020: tourism supported about 265,000 jobs before the crisis. Photograph: Tom Honan

Tourism Ireland, the cross-Border agency responsible for marketing the island to visitors from abroad, has asked the Government for at least €20 milli(...)

St Patrick’s Day frolics. Irish holidaymakers may not spend like  Americans but they are less likely to be shocked by local prices. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sentiment is important, possibly nowhere more so than in tourism. One of Ireland’s strongest growing industries is no stranger to the sudden ebb and f(...)

Passengers wearing protective masks in the arrivals area at Beijing Capital Airport. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Entry screening has yet to be recommended for Irish airports, none of which have direct flights with China, as several countries begin isolating citiz(...)

Shane Lowry after winning the 148th Open Championship at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

When a three-time champion golfer describes a golf course as “unbelievable” it tends to make golf fans wherever they are in the world sit up and take (...)

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