Climate Change is still with us

Globally 2010 is on track to be the warmest year on record. The Artic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and this summer its sea ice is melting at a near record pace. The sun is heating the newly open water, so it will take longer to re-freeze this winter […]... Read More

Climate Change is still with us

Globally 2010 is on track to be the warmest year on record. The Artic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and this summer its sea ice is melting at a near record pace. The sun is heating the newly open water, so it will take longer to re-freeze this winter […]... Read More

Airlines recovering as fares improve

Its not exactly happy days are here again time, but better results are being forecast for the international air transport industry. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is now predicting the industry will make a small profit this year of $2.5 billion. That’s quite a turnaround from airline losses of $9.5 billion recorded in 2009. […]... Read More

The Changing Economic Order

After decades of spectacular growth, Chinas economy overtook Japan in the second quarter, and is now on track to eclipse Japan this year as the worlds second largest economy, behind the United States. Unseating Japan, and in recent years passing Germany, France and Great Britain, underscores China’s clout and gives credence to the forecast that […]... Read More

Tourism features in infrastructure investment priorities

Ireland benefited hugely during the Celtic Tiger years from substantial annual capital investment by Government, rising from about €2 billion in 1997 to a peak of €9 billion in 2008. Given the changed economic circumstances it was inevitable that this level of capital expenditure would be curtailed. Last week the Government announced its revised programme […]... Read More

Talking with Liam Griffin

While things may be difficult in the great big world of Irish tourism, we must never travel without hope. News that Ireland eased out of recession in the first quarter of this year is very welcome. However modest the recovery, it is something that can be built on, provided we have the courage and motivation. […]... Read More