Tim Fenn

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Tour operators are operating on losses equivalent to 95 per cent of 2019’s business. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With just a ‘sprinkling’ of overseas visitors and staycation summer nowhere near filling that void experts predict Irish tourism will be in surviva(...)

People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy says reopening indoor hospitality now would be a ‘reckless mistake’. File photograph: iStock

Serious concerns over the Government’s reopening plan for indoor dining were raised by Opposition TDs during a briefing on Tuesday morning amid warni(...)

Dublin hotels are just 11% booked so far for July and 12% for August. File photograph: Getty

Summer hotel bookings are slowly beginning to recover in traditional domestic tourism hot spots but Dublin hotels appear to be in line for another dis(...)

Publicans say it is better to have people in pubs than attending house parties. Photograph: iStock

The December trading period is like a “life buoy” for hospitality businesses, representatives have said, as they called on the Government to allow the(...)

Hotels across the Republic are predicting steep slides in occupancy for November and December, according to the Irish Hotels Federation. File photograph: Getty

Fresh research by the hotel industry suggests bookings are at an “all-time low” following the upgrading of the State’s anti-virus response to Level 3,(...)

Photograph: iStock

Hoteliers have called for emergency measures from the Government to support the tourism and hospitality industry as increased coronavirus restrictions(...)

Adrian Cummins, chief executive Restaurants Association of Ireland at a special committee meeting on Covid-19 response at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Landlords renting commercial premises have not stepped up to the plate and taken their “fair share of the pain” during the coronavirus pandemic, the R(...)

Hotels along the Wild Atlantic Way finished last  year with an average occupancy level of 65%

Hotels and guesthouses outside Dublin bore the brunt of last year’s slowdown in tourism growth, according to a leading industry lobby group. Irish ho(...)

A total of 76 per cent, when asked who the perpetrator was, said it was ‘someone in a position of power – the chef, the owner, the manager’.  Photograph: iStock

A “culture of ill-treatment within the hospitality sector” includes widespread sexual harassment, bullying and verbal abuse, an Oireachtas Committee h(...)

Irish Hotels Federation president  Michael Lennon and  chief executive Tim Fenn at the federation’s annual conference in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

There has already been a sharp drop in bookings for hotels and guesthouses outside of Dublin even in advance of the UK’s departure from the EU, the Ir(...)

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