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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Tourists

All time
# no míle fáilte
More than 700 tourists were mugged last year
Niall Collins asked Frances Fitzgerald to take a walk with him in Dublin city centre to see how common crime is.
# Tourists
Watch these poor tourists try their hand at speaking Irish
“It sounds like cats dying.”
# Tourists
Robbie Keane took the LA Galaxy lads to the home of the black stuff last night
The Ireland captain enjoyed a pint of Guinness with his team-mates at the Storehouse.
# accent challenge
Australian tourist asks Americans to imitate his accent, with amusing results
“G’day mate, how you going?”
# Eye of the tiger
Tourists run up the Rocky steps, bump into Sylvester Stallone himself
What are the chances?
# Going anywhere nice?
Where did Irish people go on holiday last year?
Great Britain and Spain. A lot.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
Tourists spent an average of €479 each in Ireland this year
The equivalent of 469 million pints in Temple Bar overall.
# Not happy
Watch this giant gorilla get his own back on Irish tourists (NSFW)
Wait for it…
# humpday
Sassy camel has no boundaries, steals food from tourist's car
Bag and all.
# hiya tourists
New York Times spends 36 hours in Dublin, makes it look stunning
It’s a grand little city all the same.
# Koh Tao
Reports vary as Thai police arrest three men over murder of British tourists
There are reports that one man has confessed to the killings.
# a few scoops
Watch 12 hapless tourists struggling to translate Irish slang
“If I had a garden full of Mickeys?”
# don't be stingy
Hungry stingray jumps onto ramp, demands food
“Alright mate?”
# warning
Tourists urged to take care swimming after boy dies from box jellyfish sting in Thailand
Hotels have been told to prepare emergency kits for jellyfish stings.
# Fáilte
Over 440 visitors to Ireland had to report a crime last year
The Irish Tourist Assistance Service responded to a range of crime or other traumatic incidents affecting over 800 tourists in 2013.
# Waterville
'No loud Americans' cafe in Kerry shuts up shop for a few days
“Far from the maddening crowd”.
# oh gee
'No loud Americans' sign in Kerry picked up by US media
The sign is in the window of a café in Waterville.
# power to the people
ESB halt works to save tourist's holiday at Galway guest house
ESB to the rescue!
# Emerald Isle
Why do tourists love Ireland? Clever marketing
More than 7 million tourists are expected to visit Ireland this year.
# on a visit
The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting
€3 million is being provided to support 700 local community-based events and festivals each year.
# 40 shades of green
Tourists think Ireland is great value for money
Do you?
# look of the irish
9 things every tourist coming to Ireland should know
We’re here to help.
# Fungi
Fungi gave this American couple in Dingle an awful fright
Fungi might be nearing retirement, but he’s pulling out all the stops for The Gathering.
# San Francisco
San Fran's Union Square temporarily shut down due to bomb scare
A suspicious bag led to the evacuation of the square.
# Tourism
UK visa changes will boost Irish tourism numbers - Shatter
The Justice Minister says that the Common Travel Area with the UK will allow Ireland attract thousands of Chinese tourists.
# Tourism
The Gathering might return in five or seven years time, says Varadkar
The Gathering brought in more than 300,000 tourists, but he said it is not something that can be done too often.
# Tourism
Tourists travelling to Ireland up 4.2%
The number of overseas trips to Ireland by non-residents increased to 1.893 million trips from April to June of this year.
# Madeleine McCann
Police analysing tourists' phone data in Madeleine McCann investigation
Police are trawling through the phone records of people who were staying at the Portuguese resort at the time the little girl went missing.
# not in louvre
Investigation at the Louvre after thousands of fake tickets found
Some of the tickets being presented by Chinese tourists were said to be “perfect clones”.
# Attack
Trekkers attacked with machetes and spears in Papua New Guinea
Two guides were hacked to death during the shocking incident.
# Knock
German tourists boost passenger numbers at Knock Airport
Over 85,000 passengers passed through the airport last month with numbers travelling to popular sun destinations also up.
# Shocker
WATCH: Woman's brilliant reaction to moving statue
We don’t know what she was expecting.
# be nice now
China is worried about how their citizens behave when on holidays
The nation’s state-run television CCTV even a ran a series of programs aimed at encouraging good manners and acceptance of foreign customs when abroad.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about the death of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and the US moving closer to military intervention in Syria.
# Emergency
Yosemite fires cause tourists to flee national park
A state of emergency has been declared in some parts of California.
# drive on the left
8 essential hacks for tourists visiting Ireland
Did you know that “thankspenneys” isn’t a word?
# Tourism
Boost for tourism with visitor numbers up 5.4 per cent in first six months
Minister Leo Varadkar said today it looks like The Gathering is succeeding in persuading people to travel here.
# Closed
Eiffel Tower remains closed for a second day due to strike
An average of 25,000 visitors climb up the Eiffel Tower every day, but it remains closed for business today.
# Tourism
Did your town make the cut? Long list for Ireland's Top Tourism Town announced
Now in its second year, the award is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes “the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists”.
# Hotels
Romantic getaways helping over half of Irish hotels increase turnover
A new survey also showed that hoteliers have a more positive outlook about growth at their own business over the next year.