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
Maurice Pratt B&B Ireland Immediate Past Chair
Darren Byrne ITOA
Adrian Cummins Restaurants Association of Ireland
Michael Lennon Irish Hotels Federation
Paul O’Toole Chairperson Grangegorman Development Agency, former CEO Tourism Ireland, former CEO SOLAS  Non-Executive Director
Nick Mottram Irish Ferries
Con Quill Irish Caravan & Camping Council



Ruth Andrews ITOA Chairperson
Niall MacCarthy daa/Cork Airport
Miriam Brady DoDublin / Dublin Bus
Darren Byrne ITOA
Suzanne Campion Inland Fisheries Ireland
Sean Connick AVEA
Shane Clarke Tourism Ireland  Associate Member
Rosemary Collier OPW
Steve Conlon Irish Boat Rental Association
Stephen Cotter CIE Tours International
Padraig Cribben Vintners’ Federation of Ireland
Adrian Cummins Restaurants Association of Ireland
Dr Dominic Dillane TU Dublin
Cormac Downes Irish Rail
Jacinta Doolan Irish Self Catering Federation
Killian Carroll The Convention Centre Dublin
René Frion Kildare Village
Paul Gallagher Past Chair
John Healy Past Chair
Catherine Toolan Guinness Storehouse
Jenny DeSaulles Fáilte Ireland  Associate Member
Elaina Fitzgerald Irish Hotels Federation
Mick Langan ATGI
Michelle Maguire Ireland’s Blue Book
David McCoy House of Waterford Crystal
Nicola McGrane AIPCO
Dara McMahon Aer Lingus
Nick Mottram Irish Ferries
Nandi O’Sullivan Shannon Group plc
Orla Noonan Stena Line
Maurice Pratt Immediate Past Chair
Jonathan Quinn Select Ireland
Con Quill Irish Caravan & Camping Council
Paul Redmond Car Rental Council of Ireland
Catherine Reilly Past Chair
Philip O’Callaghan Coach Tourism & Transport Council
Anne O’Donoghue Irish Heritage Trust



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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