Flights at 3 main airports down

Flights through the countrys three main airports have fallen by as much as 36% since they reached their peak at the height of the boom, figures from the Irish Aviation Authority show. Read the full article from the Irish Examiner. Share this:... Read More

New DAA chief avoids turbulence

Lawyer Pádraig Ó Ríordáin safely negotiated the joint Oireachtas committee meeting last week on his appointment as chairman of the Dublin Airport Authority. There was no mention of a potential conflict for the Arthur Cox partner in relation to the fact the firm is a legal adviser for Aer Lingus, the DAAs biggest customer. Read […]... Read More

Fáilte Ireland remain optimistic

Fáilte Ireland is targeting a 2 per cent to 7 per cent rise in tourist numbers this year following a 6 per cent rise last year. The tourism agency is also preparing for The Gathering, next year’s global Irish homecoming which is being billed as Ireland’s biggest ever tourism project. Read the full article from the […]... Read More

Pub still No.1 visitor attraction

The pub remains the number one attraction for visitors coming to Ireland, according to the latest Lonely Planet guide.  It is still the best place to discover what makes the country tick whether it be a quiet traditional pub with flagstone floors and a peat fire or a more modern bar with flashing lights and […]... Read More

Passenger numbers up at Ireland West Airport

Ireland West Airport in Knock has just had its busiest year, with passenger numbers jumping 11pc. Last year saw an increase of 65,000 passengers on the previous year and while there was a noted 7pc increase in passengers to the United Kingdom, the airport also recorded a 36pc jump in passengers heading to European sun resorts. […]... Read More

Global turmoil affects tourism numbers

An unexpected fall-off in tourist numbers in the final months of last year is being blamed on renewed turmoil in the global economy. Figures from the Central Statistics Office, published yesterday, showed the number of overseas trips to Ireland fell by 4.1 per cent between September and November. Read the full article from the Irish Times. […]... Read More

Drop in Donegal Airport traffic

An average of 110 passengers a day used Donegal Airport in 2011, according to end-of-year figures just published. Traffic numbers at the airport dropped by 14.3 per cent from 46,825 in 2010 to 40,102 last year. Read the full article from the Irish Times. Share this:... Read More

Tourism Ireland 2012 Advertising Campaign

With the slogan “Jump into Ireland” and a soundtrack courtesy of Snow Patrol, Tourism Ireland launches its 2012 overseas advertising campaign on Monday when a series of television advertisements will debut in the subdued but critical British market. Read the full article from the Irish Times. Share this:... Read More