Niall Gibbons

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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 (...)

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 (...)

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