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#Tourism

# tourism - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Galway named one of the best cities in the world to visit

Lonely Planet describes Galway as “brilliantly bohemian”.

# tourism - Friday 11 October, 2019

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

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

# tourism - Monday 30 September, 2019

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

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

# tourism - Friday 6 September, 2019

New preclearance services at Irish airports 'will make it easier to travel to US'

Dublin and Shannon are the only airports in Europe that offer US preclearance.

# tourism - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Another Dublin street blocked off by activists in car-free demonstration

Councillors are due to vote next week on a proposal to permanently pedestrianise this section of the street.

# tourism - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Ireland’s Eye sold to private investment group

The island was included in the recent sale of Howth Castle and demesne to Tetrarch Capital.

# tourism - Monday 12 August, 2019

Gran Canaria wildfire sparks evacuation of hundreds of people

Police said they detained a man for allegedly starting the fire by using welding equipment.

# tourism - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Children and teens taking the reins of horse-drawn tourist carriages in Dublin city centre

Last year the council stopped issuing carriage licences due to legal ambiguity – drivers have warned this lack of regulation will cause serious issues.

# tourism - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.

# tourism - Sunday 4 August, 2019

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

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

# tourism - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

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

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

# tourism - Monday 20 May, 2019

Here's the map of Irish Blue Flag beaches for 2019

A total of 88 swimming spots received the accolade this year.

# tourism - Friday 17 May, 2019

'This is a disgrace': Second Meath adventure firm faces closure due to 'ridiculous' insurance hike

Boyne Valley Activities said there was a 400% hike on its premium since 2013 despite the fact that it has not made any claims.

# tourism - Saturday 16 March, 2019

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

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

# tourism - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Star Wars movie receives €3.43m in tax credits from Revenue

The shooting of scenes on Skellig Michael and elsewhere has provided a boost to the Irish tourism industry.

# tourism - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Fancy Mountain Biking on the Slieve Blooms? Rural projects given government funding go-ahead

The regeneration of Lahinch Seaworld has been approved for government funding today.

Sod turned on the new runway at Dublin Airport, but some residents are not happy

Residents who live next to the airport have accused the government of ignoring their concerns over noise levels.

# tourism - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

185-bedroom Vicar Street hotel given green light by DCC despite local objections

In total, 12 objections have been lodged against the plan.

# tourism - Saturday 12 January, 2019

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

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

# tourism - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade

Nearly 80 projects have been approved for funding.

# tourism - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Three British tourists killed, four seriously injured in Iceland crash

The vehicle crashed through a railing on a one-lane bridge.

# tourism - Sunday 16 December, 2018

A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes

But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.

# tourism - Monday 12 November, 2018

British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco

People travelling to rabies-affected countries are being reminded to avoid contact with animals.

# tourism - Saturday 10 November, 2018

The Little Museum of Dublin is on the move... to the building next door

The Little Museum of Dublin was established in 2011 and since then has become a popular tourist destination.

# tourism - Sunday 4 November, 2018

The duo behind Dublin's newest tourist attraction say its near-end was like 'sudden death'

Four years since the idea was floated, the Vaults Live is open after being spared from examinership.

# tourism - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Tourism officials quietly overhaul Dublin's multimillion-euro marketing brand

Three years after its initial launch, the industry says the ‘breath of fresh air’ tag hasn’t been embraced.

# tourism - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Poll: Do you agree with plans to increase the VAT rate for hotels and restaurants by 50%? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with plans to increase the VAT rate for hotels and restaurants by 50%?

Industry figures say it could lead to job losses in the sector.

# tourism - Friday 5 October, 2018

How is it fair that the tourism industry still gets a subsidy of half a billion euros?

The landscape has changed since the VAT rate was cut for the hospitality sector in 2011, writes Eamon Murphy.

# tourism - Sunday 30 September, 2018

How Donegal is using its status as one of the west's least-visited counties as a selling point

State tourism figures suggest the region’s overseas visitor numbers declined last year.

# tourism - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

New festival series to try entice the diaspora to visit Ireland

The first events receiving funding from the scheme will take place this October in Limerick and Donegal.

# tourism - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Cork City

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Galway city

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

# tourism - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Dublin city

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Tour groups 'pulling a fast one' are overrunning Cork's English Market

Traders in the iconic marketplace have complained that snap-happy visitors are hurting business.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Limerick

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

# tourism - Friday 17 August, 2018

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Wicklow

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Wexford

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

# tourism - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Waterford

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Westmeath

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

# tourism - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Tipperary

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

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