Niall Gibbons

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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 (...)

Dalata Hotel Group chief executive Pat McCann. A long-term issue for the group and other hoteliers in Ireland could be the so-called flight shaming issue. Photograph: Maxwell

Dalata Hotel Group has been one of the best-performing public companies in Ireland in recent years, benefitting from a boom in tourism to Ireland and (...)

Niall Gibbons, the chief executive of Tourism Ireland: “We are on the periphery [of Europe]. Germany has 80 million outbound tourists. But they can travel by car. 90 per cent of visitors arrive here by air.”

The State’s tourism authorities fear an increase in so-called “flight shaming” could threaten Ireland’s position as a European travel hotspot. Niall (...)

The Guinness Storehouse at St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin is one of Ireland’s biggest tourist attractions.

There was a 6 per cent increase in the number of British visitors to Ireland last month, as the anticipated drop due to Brexit and the devaluation of (...)

Simon Hamilton is a former minister for finance and personnel for Northern Ireland’s government. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

A former DUP economy minister who swapped politics for business in the North has warned people in positions of “power and influence” in Belfast, Londo(...)

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce: “I think Boeing are fantastic engineering company, they will fix this issue.” Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The Irish-born boss of Australia’s largest airline, Qantas, has affirmed his confidence in Boeing as the planemaker works to improve its aircraft foll(...)

Adare Manor: Europe’s top resort, according to Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2019

Adare Manor, in Co Limerick, and Dromoland Castle, in Co Clare, have been named Europe’s top two resorts by Condé Nast Traveler, whose Readers’ Choice(...)

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