The green shoots have arrived

Given that the great recession took hold in the United States first, it was almost a certainty that recovery would come here first also. This is a tribute to the rapid and aggressive approach which is usual in the United States when confronting an economic reversal. And it appears that indeed the US economy is […]... Read More

Our Visitors are still impressed

With so much depressing talk about volcanic ash, stranded visitors, economic uncertainty, and so on, it was nice to get some good news this week. Fáilte Ireland published its 2009 Visitor Attitudes Survey and it has lots of encouraging news. The reasons for visiting Ireland remain largely unchanged with 9 out of 10 continuing to […]... Read More

Q4 offered little relief

The Central Statistics Office recently issued their findings for the fourth quarter of 2009. While the trends were well known when figures for the full year are collated, it concludes a full year performance which the industry will wish to put behind it, and with no fond memories. It’s Official – Ireland welcomed 840,000 fewer […]... Read More