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Exclusive: Boost for Irish tourism and airlines as Ireland brings in visa-free travel for UAE citizens
Tourism Ireland is to actively target the Emirati market this year after Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan announced the lifting of the visa requirement for citizens of the UAE travelling to Ireland. The move, which comes into effect on January 31, brings Ireland into line with Britain, which has attracted substantial inbound tourism from the region. It’s also […]
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Dublin Airport falls just short of magical 30m passenger mark but sets new record in 2017
Top 5 destinations: London, Amsterdam, Manchester, New York, Birmingham Busiest Day: June 30 – 108,000 passengers Average of 81,000 passengers per day Busiest Month: July – 3.12m passengers Quietest Month: February – 1.79m passengers Two new airlines – Air Arabia Maroc and Qatar Airways 14 new routes Extra capacity on 39 existing services Dublin Airport broke […]
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TRAVEL Extra Sunday Supplement: A very ferry fine week
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE Things to know about travel this week Brittany ferries announce Cork-Santander 2w from April 29 Irish Ferries take delivery of WB Yeats Travel agents sales up 5-8pc After recognising unions, Ryanair moves […]
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A beauty is born as WB Yeats is officially named at Irish Ferries ceremony in Germany
The completed hull of the new €150m Irish Ferries cruise ferry WB Yeats has been launched into the water at its shipyard in Germany. The vessel was officially named by Rikki Rothwell during a ceremony at Flensburger Schiffbau–Gesellschaft in Flensburg. The ship, fully painted in the company’s livery, bears the Yeats name on its bow and […]
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Dnata catering facility at Dublin Airport to create 60 jobs
  Dnata to open catering facility at Dublin Airport Will employ 60 people.   320,000 meals every day for 190 airlines. part of the Emirates Group,    Global air services provider Dnata, which is part of the Emirates Group, has opened its newest flight catering facility at Dublin Airport. The Dublin facility comes in addition to its […]
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Authority reveals Dublin handled 85pc of Irish flights in record year for aviation
The Irish Aviation Authority‘s latest figures show that Dublin Airport handled almost 85pc of all air traffic movements in 2017. The news comes as the IAA said it has begun work on a new air traffic control tower at Dublin. The authority said a record 1,135,845 flights – including those not landing in Ireland – […]
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Kildare aims to boost visitor numbers by 30pc through Ireland’s Ancient East
Kildare is aiming to ramp up visitor numbers to the county on the back of the Ireland’s Ancient East promotion. The county has just installed three new orientation signs for the Ancient East trail, situated at Newbridge Silverware, Burtown House and Maynooth University. The guides for tourists join those at The National Stud and Japanese Gardens, […]
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Cathay Pacific leaders discuss direct Dublin service with Irish delegation
Tourism Ireland and DAA have met senior Cathay Pacific personnel, including Chairman John Slosar and CEO Rupert Hogg, in Hong Kong to discuss the impending direct service to Dublin. The route, which starts in June, is the first ever direct scheduled service from the Asia-Pacific region to Ireland. Tourism Ireland said it will work closely with Cathay […]
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Munster agents lined up for Cork Airport-backed travel fair
Leading travel agents and operators are lined up for this year’s Cork Travel Fair in association with Cork Airport, which was launched on January 16. The event, taking place at the Cork International Hotel on February 3 and 4, is now in its second year. Full album from the launch here. Last year’s fair was […]
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TRAVEL Extra Sunday Supplement: A very ferry fine week

HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE Things to know about travel this week Brittany ferries announce Cork-Santander 2w from April 29 Irish...

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