Turning a Corner

Maybe on the day of the bank stress test results, a little good news might help. Lots of good things are happening which suggests that there is life after recession, and that travel and tourism will recover again, as it always has done in the past. For instance, HotStats reports that Dublin hotels shrugged off […]... Read More

Rebuilding the Nation – 11 reasons to be cheerful

The Irish Independent has produced a special supplement with today’s edition called ‘Rebuilding the Nation’. It is a terrific up-beat supplement, the kind we need to see more often. It vividly illustrates that there is a great deal going for us, and despite the current challenges we will not only survive but go on to […]... Read More

Hope is on the horizon

The Irish Hotels Federation has just completed its annual conference. Are things looking up in the sector? ITIC spoke with their President Paul Gallagher. Click on the image below to hear what he had to say. Don’t forget, if you would like to comment on anything you’ve heard here, Log in and leave your comment […]... Read More

Major Drive in Britain

Britain still remains Irelands top source market, providing 45% of all overseas visitors and one third of all revenue. This market has taken a severe hit in the last 3 years with visitor numbers down 29% and revenue down by over one third. Holiday visitors from Britain have dropped by 49% since 2007, an even […]... Read More

Second progress report of the Tourism Renewal Implementation Group

The Tourism Renewal Implementation Group (TRIG), which was Chaired by the former Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport, Mary Hanafin, has produced its second report. CLICK HERE to read about what’s been happening. If you would like to comment on anything you’ve read, don’t forget to login and leave your comment below! March 8th 2011 […]... Read More

Review of Wage Setting Mechanisms underway

It is apparent even to the casual observer that a range of structural reforms are long overdue, in order to remove barriers to employment and disincentives to work. Finally, the Government has set up a review of statutory wage setting mechanisms which is to address these anachronisms and report within a 3 month timeframe. Our […]... Read More