Key Tourism Asks within Programme for Government

Tourism: the economic lifeblood of regional Ireland Ireland’s tourism industry – the country’s largest indigenous industry and biggest regional employer – needs to be front and centre of the new Programme for Government that is being negotiated. Irish tourism employed 265,000 people last year and was worth over €9 billion with over €2 billion returned […]... Read More

Covid-19 ITIC Bulletin 4: A first step, a cost estimate, an international perspective, and a plan for the future

A welcome initiative but only a first step The Irish Government’s economic response last week to Covid-19 with a €3.7 billion package was a welcome initiative in supporting tourism and hospitality businesses up and down the country who are wrestling with a staggering challenge. The wage subsidy measures, increased unemployment payments and better illness cover […]... Read More