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Plucked to safety: US Embassy pardons Dustin the Turkey for Thanksgiving
The Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy, Reece Smyth, has pardoned Dustin the Turkey at a Thanksgiving Reception at the US Ambassador’s Residence in Dublin. Each year in modern times the US President “pardons” a hand-selected turkey, sparing the bird from someone’s dinner table and ensuring the rest of its days are spent roaming on a […]
Globally-focused Swedish hotel group closing in on €900m deal for Jurys Inns
Swedish hotel investment group Pandox has confirmed recent media reports that it is interested in buying the Jurys Inns chain. While not naming Jurys, it said that “following speculation in the media Pandox confirms that the company has entered a negotiating phase concerning the possibilities for a major acquisition’. Pandox added that “the acquisition concerns […]
Ryanair holding recruitment day in Dublin this week as it looks to hire 200 engineers
Ryanair said it needs to reruit 200 engineers to service before it takes delivery of 50 new aircraft over the next 12 months. The airline is holding an open day will be held this Thursday, November 23, between 11am and 6pm in the Maldron Hotel, Dublin Airport, in its search for suitable candidates. Ryanair aims to grow […]
Almost 85,000 travel between Dublin, Kerry and Donegal in last year – Aer Lingus Regional
More than 33,500 passengers flew between Dublin and Donegal in last 12 months 51,000 flew between Dublin and Kerry Aer Lingus Regional expects to fly over 86,000 passengers on Donegal and Kerry routes this year   Aer Lingus Regional is reporting that passenger numbers on its Dublin-Donegal and Dublin-Kerry routes have both jumped in the last year […]
TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: It’s raining A330s as Aer Lingus announces seamless to Seattle
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE   Things to know about travel this week More A330s on the way as Aer Lingus launch Seattle Clodagh wins Worldchoice travel consultant award Record year as 250,000 Irish visit NYC. Shannon says Govt created a monster: Dublin Airport Ireland has British-focused tunnel vision – Jim Deegan US Embassy says get […]
Aer Lingus to fly Dublin-Seattle direct 4w for May 18 2018
Aer Lingus will operate its new Seattle route four times weekly service on a year-round basis from next May 18, 2018. Aer Lingus’ new service to Seattle will be operated by an Airbus A330 aircraft. The new route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Aer Lingus has launched 10 new transatlantic services from […]
‘I don’t know how I will get it in on the bike, it is HUGE’ – Mary McKenna wins Travel Business award in London
Inaugural travel businesswoman award goes to Ireland Another accolade for Mary McKenna Mary McKenna winner of the Inaugural 2017 Everywoman in Travel Awards at East Wintergarden in London. Mary said: “Really chuffed, I dedicated my award to Lorraine Quinn and her son Evan for hopefully a recovery.  Thank you all for the wonderful support and […]
MSC reveals Grandiosa as name of first Meraviglia-Plus ship at ceremony in France
MSC Cruises is to name the first of Meraviglia-Plus ships MSC Grandiosa, Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vaga revealed at a ceremony in France as part of the company’s €9bn fleet-building plan. Under the €9bn plan, six of 11 new ships will have come into service between June 2017 and November 2020, resulting in a doubling of […]
Iberia Express teams up with Tourism Ireland to promote Dublin as an off-season destination
Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Iberia Express, to promote flights to Dublin from Madrid and to grow tourist numbers from Spain, which is a key market for the off-season. The campaign, highlighting Dublin as the perfect winter city break destination, will reach more than 7m Spaniards through advertising on Madrid’s busiest shopping street, Gran […]
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Imelda McCarthy becomes 70th Irish Travel Counsellor

Travel Counsellors Ireland have 70 home workers Imelda McCarthy joins from Discover Travel Travel Counsellors Ireland has recruited its 70th Travel Counsellor, Cork-based Imelda McCarthy. Imelda, who has over 24 years’ industry experience, most recently working for...

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