Brexit shadow hanging over tourism despite growth

Brexit shadow hanging over tourism despite growth

While the fall in sterling has made holidays and short breaks in Ireland more expensive for British visitors, it has also made Britain more affordable for visitors from some of Ireland’s key markets

Tourism Ireland has welcomed continuing growth in visitor numbers to the country, but has pointed to signs of weakening recently.

Speaking at a mid-year review of the industry, chief executive Niall Gibbons said he was pleased at the 3.7 per cent growth recorded in the first five months of this year – an extra 140,600 visitors compared with the same period last year.

But numbers from Britain and continental...

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