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#Fáilte Ireland

# failte-ireland - This year 2022

Staff shortages identified as major challenge as tourism sector hopes to rebound from pandemic
# Tourism Recovery
# Tourism Recovery

Staff shortages identified as major challenge as tourism sector hopes to rebound from pandemic

Feb 14th 2022, 3:13 PM 10,763 Views 13 Comments

Nearly one in three businesses said they may have to close if recruitment challenges aren’t resolved.

Labour expert says Fáilte Ireland claim about 40,000 job vacancies in tourism sector 'overblown'
# Recruitment Crisis
# Recruitment Crisis

Labour expert says Fáilte Ireland claim about 40,000 job vacancies in tourism sector 'overblown'

Feb 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,693 Views 15 Comments

The tourism authority said this week that there is a recruitment crisis in the sector.

# failte-ireland - Last year 2021

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs

Oct 22nd 2021, 6:34 PM 29,205 Views 52 Comments

Ticketing requirement will take effect from next week and will not impact on venues opening this weekend.

These 38 locations are being given funding to develop permanent outdoor dining structures
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

These 38 locations are being given funding to develop permanent outdoor dining structures

Sep 8th 2021, 10:10 PM 95,939 Views 55 Comments

Fáilte Ireland’s Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme opened for applications in March 2021.

Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines
# New Rules
# New Rules

Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines

Aug 6th 2021, 11:29 AM 45,491 Views 108 Comments
  • The update comes after advice from the Attorney General, Órla Ryan reports
  • The latest update comes amid controversy over an event organised by former minister Katherine Zappone
  • Weddings fall under a different regulation and have an upper limit of 100 guests
New pub and restaurant rules 'savaged' by TDs as Tánaiste indicates further changes into the summer
# 105 Minutes
# 105 Minutes

New pub and restaurant rules 'savaged' by TDs as Tánaiste indicates further changes into the summer

Updated May 26th 2021, 7:46 PM 83,659 Views 73 Comments

A 105-minute time limit will be in place for indoor dining where there is social distancing of one-metre.

Outdoor tables in beer gardens and restaurants limited to six adults as closing time stays at 11.30pm
# Return To Hospitality
# Return To Hospitality

Outdoor tables in beer gardens and restaurants limited to six adults as closing time stays at 11.30pm

May 26th 2021, 12:45 PM 63,763 Views 107 Comments

An additional number of children are also allowed.

Tourism in rural Ireland set to thrive this summer, but cities will suffer, Fáilte Ireland says
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tourism in rural Ireland set to thrive this summer, but cities will suffer, Fáilte Ireland says

May 21st 2021, 9:29 PM 23,500 Views 31 Comments

Fáilte Ireland say rural destinations are offering the outdoor attractions people are seeking in light of the pandemic.

Calls for 'urgent' one-off grants to help restaurants and bars develop outdoor summer seating
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Calls for 'urgent' one-off grants to help restaurants and bars develop outdoor summer seating

Mar 5th 2021, 5:06 PM 15,603 Views 27 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he will ask Fáilte Ireland why 18 counties have been excluded from one hospitality scheme.

Tourism firms can apply for grants of up to €200,000 under new scheme
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Tourism firms can apply for grants of up to €200,000 under new scheme

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 10:55 AM 24,437 Views 8 Comments

Applications for the TBCS will open on 11 February.

# failte-ireland - All time

Queuing system for the jacks, individually wrapped straws and everyone out by 11.30pm: Here are the guidelines for pubs reopening
# SEPTEMBER 21
# SEPTEMBER 21

Queuing system for the jacks, individually wrapped straws and everyone out by 11.30pm: Here are the guidelines for pubs reopening

Sep 14th 2020, 9:08 PM 110,059 Views 128 Comments

So-called ‘wet pubs’ in Ireland are permitted to reopen from 21 September.

Second Fáilte Ireland board member resigns following trip to Spain
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

Second Fáilte Ireland board member resigns following trip to Spain

Sep 8th 2020, 8:28 PM 60,128 Views 65 Comments

Spain is not currently on Ireland’s Green List.

Everyone out by 11.30pm and no time limits where 2m distance maintained - Draft guidelines for pub reopening
# Pubs
# Pubs

Everyone out by 11.30pm and no time limits where 2m distance maintained - Draft guidelines for pub reopening

Sep 6th 2020, 4:35 PM 186,606 Views 142 Comments

Under the draft guidelines group numbers would still be limited to six people from no more than three households.

How will the government's 'Stay and Spend' scheme work and how can you claim your tax credits?
# Tax Credits
# Tax Credits

How will the government's 'Stay and Spend' scheme work and how can you claim your tax credits?

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 PM 55,765 Views 72 Comments

Taxpayers can claim back 20% of their spend on food and accommodation as a tax credit.

Updated guidance on weddings: All guests out of function room by 11.30pm and face coverings when leaving table
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

Updated guidance on weddings: All guests out of function room by 11.30pm and face coverings when leaving table

Aug 26th 2020, 9:12 AM 96,417 Views 76 Comments

Fáilte Ireland updated its advice to the hospitality industry – including for weddings – on Monday evening.

Poll: Was the Fáilte Ireland chairman right to resign?
# Michael Cawley
# Michael Cawley

Poll: Was the Fáilte Ireland chairman right to resign?

Aug 17th 2020, 8:10 AM 84,394 Views 115 Comments

Michael Cawley resigned after it emerged he went on a holiday to Italy.

Fáilte Ireland chairman resigns after travelling to Italy for foreign holiday
# Michael Cawley
# Michael Cawley

Fáilte Ireland chairman resigns after travelling to Italy for foreign holiday

Aug 15th 2020, 1:20 PM 135,162 Views 211 Comments

The Irish Independent reported this morning that Michael Cawley abroad for a vacation.

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade
# Staycation
# Staycation

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade

Jul 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 7,752 Views 15 Comments

More and more people will be staying on the island for a holiday this summer.

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'
# Staycation
# Staycation

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'

Jul 2nd 2020, 7:07 PM 42,612 Views 42 Comments

Fáilte Ireland is calling for the VAT rate to be changed to 5% to help the tourism sector.

Close encounters: As the country gets busier, how do you know if you're a Covid-19 contact?
# Close Contact
# Close Contact

Close encounters: As the country gets busier, how do you know if you're a Covid-19 contact?

Jun 20th 2020, 9:00 PM 40,647 Views 24 Comments

Contacting tracing is going to become increasingly important as bars and cafes re-open.

Explainer: How will pubs and restaurants work when they reopen on 29 June?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: How will pubs and restaurants work when they reopen on 29 June?

Jun 18th 2020, 10:46 PM 45,093 Views 41 Comments

Pubs and restaurants serving food are expected to reopen in Phase Three

What exactly can you get for €9 in a pub? A look at Irish pubs and the meals they serve
# Gargle And Grub
# Gargle And Grub

What exactly can you get for €9 in a pub? A look at Irish pubs and the meals they serve

Jun 17th 2020, 5:37 PM 35,147 Views 43 Comments

How far will your €9 stretch in pubs all across the country?

Poll: Would you go to a pub later this month if you had to spend €9 on a meal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you go to a pub later this month if you had to spend €9 on a meal?

Jun 17th 2020, 9:32 AM 67,569 Views 92 Comments

Fáilte Ireland has received advice from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, due to be published later this week.

Two-metre social distancing rule could be reduced to one metre for pubs and restaurants opening this month
# Pints
# Pints

Two-metre social distancing rule could be reduced to one metre for pubs and restaurants opening this month

Jun 17th 2020, 9:07 AM 26,578 Views 105 Comments

Restaurants and pubs which serve food are due to repen at the end of June.

Pubs expected to serve 'substantial meals' costing at least €9 if they are to reopen on 29 June
# Reopening
# Reopening

Pubs expected to serve 'substantial meals' costing at least €9 if they are to reopen on 29 June

Jun 16th 2020, 10:22 PM 69,933 Views 95 Comments

Fáilte Ireland has received guidance from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre regarding food service businesses.

'We've had a slew of bookings since Friday': Hoteliers' plans to reopen in the Covid-19 era
# Tourism
# Tourism

'We've had a slew of bookings since Friday': Hoteliers' plans to reopen in the Covid-19 era

Jun 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 38,014 Views 28 Comments

Hoteliers have asked for clarity on small weddings, and live music events this summer.

Physically distanced dancing and no menus - how a re-opened hospitality sector might look
# New Service
# New Service

Physically distanced dancing and no menus - how a re-opened hospitality sector might look

Jun 9th 2020, 10:54 AM 55,230 Views 60 Comments

New guidance was published by Fáilte Ireland.

Over €8 million in funding announced for trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways
# Outdoors
# Outdoors

Over €8 million in funding announced for trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways

Feb 21st 2020, 12:08 PM 25,255 Views 66 Comments

A total of €8.4 million has been allocated to 44 projects.

Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief

Nov 11th 2019, 12:45 PM 20,936 Views 59 Comments

The CEO of Fáilte Ireland also warned that Brexit was proving a challenge to Irish tourism.

Fáilte Ireland makes its biggest investment ever in a tourist attraction to overhaul Galway museum

Fáilte Ireland makes its biggest investment ever in a tourist attraction to overhaul Galway museum

Oct 11th 2019, 10:57 AM 48,426 Views 16 Comments

The agency is ploughing over €6 million into museum and new plaza near Spanish Arch.

Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year
# Greyhounds
# Greyhounds

Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year

Oct 1st 2019, 9:20 PM 24,357 Views 54 Comments

Rural TDs have criticised the suspension of promoting the sport in tourism marketing campaigns.

Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists
# Racing
# Racing

Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists

Sep 30th 2019, 3:23 PM 24,303 Views 67 Comments

Irish tourism bodies met with the Irish Greyhound Board to inform them of this decision last Thursday.

Ireland's top tourist attractions, free and fee-paying, are revealed
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

Ireland's top tourist attractions, free and fee-paying, are revealed

Aug 4th 2019, 2:36 PM 69,084 Views 75 Comments

Cliffs, castles and theme parks all made it onto the list of Ireland’s most visited tourist attractions.

Fáilte Ireland pledges €150m to develop new tourist attractions throughout Ireland
# Platforms For Growth
# Platforms For Growth

Fáilte Ireland pledges €150m to develop new tourist attractions throughout Ireland

May 29th 2019, 2:14 PM 12,771 Views 30 Comments

The investment will fund projects with the greatest potential to grow tourism across the country.

Calls for Dublin to get its own version of the Wild Atlantic Way
# Tourism
# Tourism

Calls for Dublin to get its own version of the Wild Atlantic Way

Mar 16th 2019, 7:15 AM 23,828 Views 65 Comments

The proposed cycling route would link Kilmainham, Inchicore, Drimnagh and Walkinstown.

'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year
# Ancient East
# Ancient East

'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year

Jan 12th 2019, 8:30 PM 35,792 Views 20 Comments

Fáilte Ireland wants to attract a further 100,000 visitors to the country through the festival as part of the Ancient East initiative.

A major new Halloween festival is tipped to be bigger than New Year's Eve
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

A major new Halloween festival is tipped to be bigger than New Year's Eve

Jan 10th 2019, 4:05 PM 634 Views 1 Comment

Fáilte Ireland hopes the large-scale event in Meath will generate €12 million by 2022.

There's a lack of new hotel rooms in regional cities. Here's why investors aren't biting
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

There's a lack of new hotel rooms in regional cities. Here's why investors aren't biting

Dec 7th 2018, 9:45 AM 1,285 Views 1 Comment

Fáilte Ireland says that Kilkenny and Galway are crying out for fresh accommodation.

Ireland could be pitched as a 'detox destination' for soul-searching celebs
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Ireland could be pitched as a 'detox destination' for soul-searching celebs

Nov 29th 2018, 4:25 PM 1,226 Views 0 Comments

A State-sanctioned report says the travel sector should chase well-heeled tourists.

Fewer visitors toured Ireland by bus last year - and not everyone's blaming it on Brexit
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Fewer visitors toured Ireland by bus last year - and not everyone's blaming it on Brexit

Nov 1st 2018, 5:35 PM 701 Views 0 Comments

Industry figures say poor parking facilities are also hindering the sector.

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