Who We Are

ITIC is the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation. The representative body of the Irish tourism industry, it works with Government Agencies, Tourist Boards, North and South, Tourism Ireland Limited, the EU, and other organisations whose activities impact on tourism.

In particular, the focus is on research, casemaking and influencing policies, which shape the future of Ireland’s Tourism Industry.

ITIC’s case-making is based on a strong research programme, details of which will be found in this website. Our membership consists of almost 30 representative organisations, covering all sectors of Irish tourism – i.e. accommodation, access transport, internal transport, visitor attractions, incoming tour operators, ports and airports.

 Ruth-Andrews-Chair-0419T Eoghan O'Mara Walsh CEO
Ruth Andrews – Chairperson Eoghan O’Mara Walsh – CEO



Ruth Andrews ITOA Chairperson
Niall MacCarthy daa/Cork Airport Deputy Chair
Adrian Cummins Restaurants Association of Ireland
Brendan Kenny IAAT
Darren Byrne ITOA
Elaina Fitzgerald Kane Irish Hotels Federation
Maurice Pratt B&B Ireland Immediate Past Chair
Nick Mottram Irish Ferries
Paul O’Toole Chairperson Grangegorman Development Agency, former CEO Tourism Ireland, former CEO SOLAS Non-Executive Director



Ruth Andrews ITOA Chairperson
Niall MacCarthy daa/Cork Airport Deputy Chair
Maurice Pratt B&B Ireland Immediate Past Chair
Donal Moriarty Aer Lingus
Nicola McGrane AIPCO
Eunan Smyth ATGI
Sean Connick AVEA
Helena Healy B&B Ireland
Paul Redmond Car Rental Council of Ireland
Stephen Cotter CIE Tours International
Philip O’Callaghan Coach Tourism & Transport Council
Miriam Brady DoDublin/Dublin Bus
Jenny DeSaules Fáilte Ireland Associate Member
Catherine Toolan Guinness Storehouse
David McCoy House of Waterford Crystal
Brendan Kenny IAAT
Suzanne Campion Inland Fisheries Ireland
Michelle Maguire Ireland’s Blue Book
Steve Conlon Irish Boat Rental Association
Con Quill Irish Caravan & Camping Council
Nick Mottram Irish Ferries
Anne O’Donoghue Irish Heritage Trust
Denyse Campbell Irish Hotels Federation
Cormac Downes Irish Rail
Maire Ní Mhurchú Irish Self Catering Federation
Rob Rankin ITOA
Ray Dempsey Jameson Distillery Bow St
Victor Biffi Rosano Kildare Village
Pat O’Leary Kerry Tourism Industry Federation
Paul O’Toole Non-Executive Director
Rosemary Collier Office of Public Works
Paul Gallagher Past Chair
John Healy Past Chair
Catherine Reilly Past Chair
Catherine Reilly Past Chair
David Daly Planet Payment
Adrian Cummins Restaurants Association of Ireland
Jonathan Quinn Select Ireland
Nandi O’Sullivan Shannon Group plc
Orla Noonan Stena Line
Paul Carnell The Convention Centre Dublin
Shane Clarke Tourism Ireland Associate Member
Drew Duggan Trinity College Dublin
Dr Dominic Dillane TU Dublin
Paul Clancy Vintners’ Federation of Ireland



2017 – 2019 Maurice Pratt 1999 – 2001 Eileen O’Mara Walsh
2015 – 2017 Paul Gallagher 1997 – 1999 David Bunworth
2013 – 2015 Paul Carty 1995 – 1997 Eamonn McKeon
2011 – 2013 John Healy 1993 – 1995 Mary McGee
2009 – 2011 Tom Haughey 1992 – 1993 Cathal Mullan
2007 – 2009 Richard Bourke 1990 – 1992 Brendan Pettit
2005 – 2007 Catherine Reilly 1988 – 1990 Patrick Murphy
2003 – 2005 Brian Dowling 1986 – 1988 David Kennedy
2001 – 2003 Tony Kelly 1984 – 1986 Eileen O’Mara Walsh


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