Gridiron showpiece 'can help to boost tourism'

The director of a government-backed tourism initiative has said the timing of this weekend's Navy and Notre Dame game in Dublin could give a boost to tourism here.

1st September, 2012
Jim Miley: there is 'huge buy-in' by the government to The Gathering. Photo: Tony O'Shea

The director of the government-backed initiative which aims to boost tourism numbers from the Irish diaspora has said the timing of this weekend's American football clash between Navy and Notre Dame in Dublin could give a boost to tourism here.

Former Fine Gael general secretary Jim Miley, who was appointed project director of The Gathering Ireland 2013 earlier this year, said the period between September and Christmas was of major significance for Americans considering where...

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