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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# domestic tourism
In which Irish city would we most like to celebrate New Year?
According to a survey, it’s Galway.
# Tourism
Ireland tops Fodor's travel guide list for 2013
The travel guide promotes the Gathering as one of the ‘must see’ events of 2013.
# gathering 2013
The Gathering 2013: What to expect
A Riverdance world record attempt, a choral events calendar and international GAA events are in the mix.
# The Grabbing
Michael O'Leary renames The Gathering 'The Grabbing'
He also said Leo Varadkar was “all talk” and that Shannon Airport should have been sold off.
# Countdown
Drumroll please: And the headliners for Dublin's New Year's Eve festival are...
Clue: one is a Dublin singer and the other is a Kildare/Dublin indie rock band.
# the gathering
Irish-American jackpot winners may return to Irish roots
The couple who won $293 million have said they would like to visit Ireland. Meanwhile, the second Powerball winner may have been found…
# Visitors
Tourism Ireland wants to increase US visitors by one-fifth by 2015
The Gathering and takeover of website central to plans to get US visitors to ‘Jump Into Ireland’.
# Tourism
Small increase in number of overseas visitors to Ireland
Figures for August to October show a 1.6 per cent increase in visitors when compared to the same period in 2011.
Conan O'Brien gets in on The Gathering buzz
He was wearing his green jumper…
# Michael D
President continues Liverpool trip before heading to Manchester today
Michael D Higgins has a number of engagements in the north west of England today as he continues his three-day visit.
# ferm factor
9 reasons why Twitter believes Fermanagh is perfect for G8
The summit is coming to Enniskillen, and that’s that.
# Sight-Seeing
Liam O'Neill: 'If you have a venue and a tourist body there is no excuse for not co-operating'
The GAA President has called for greater promotion of Croke Park as an attraction for visitors.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: A Gathering storm; Al-Quinnada; and Mitt Romney’s Irish cousin?
# Too Cute
Adorable dogs who want to be invited to 'The Gathering'
Cute dogs who love dressing in all things green and are totally opposed to Gabriel Byrne’s thoughts that The Gathering is a “scam”.
# smooch
Pics: Who's been kissing Gabriel Byrne?
Someone, perhaps ‘of a certain age’, has planted a lipstick kiss on the Irish actor who has hit the headlines in recent days for bad-mouthing a government initiative.
Column: ‘Gabriel Byrne is wrong – The Gathering is volunteerism at its best’
Why do we always have to knock ordinary people who are trying to rebuild Ireland, writes Eddie Barrett.
# Your Say
Poll: Is The Gathering 2013 a good idea?
Gabriel Byrne believes the initiative is a scam. But what do you think?
# Ouch
Gabriel Byrne slams The Gathering, calls it 'a scam'
The actor told Today FM’s Matt Cooper that Irish-American tourists are ‘shaken down’ for money when they visit Ireland.
# bank debt
Taoiseach: Bank debt deal will be dealt with by Finance Minister next year
Enda Kenny has said his meeting with Angela Merkel today will not be about making a decision on a deal for Ireland’s legacy bank debt.
# the gathering
€5 million funding planned for local The Gathering events - and more to come
Fine Gael Mayo Deputy Michelle Mulherin said the funding is great news which will help people in planning community activities during the event.
# the gathering
Tune in: Trevor Brennan to make his homecoming on RTÉ tonight
The former Leinster and Ireland forward returns to his native Leixlip in the TV show.
# RLWC2013
Thomond World Cup match worth €2m to economy -- organisers
Tickets for next year’s Rugby League World Cup match between Ireland and Australia go on sale later this month.
# the gathering
Irland, bitte: German footie fans targeted in Irish tourism campaign
Tourism Ireland is trying to tempt German football fans to attend the Gathering next year, using Facebook, apps, prizes and ads.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Will Rory McIlroy attend The Gathering? And round 2 of Michael Noonan versus the IMF…
# the gathering
In pictures: The 'Emerald Isle Classic' at the Aviva Stadium
Notre Dame ran out convincing 50 -10 winners over Navy when American football came to Dublin this afternoon.
# emerald isle classic
Sponsorship of Emerald Isle Classic costs The Gathering over €600,000
Saturday’s game is set to be viewed by a worldwide audience of over three million people.
# emerald isle classic
Contract dispute threatens sold-out American football game in Dublin
The Irish American Football Association is threatening High Court action against the US Naval Academy as they claim conditions under which Emerald Isle Classic event is to be held have not been met.