Friday July 10, 2020

VIDEO: Shane Ross on rugby world cup bid, Brexit, and Irish greenways

Minister expresses alarm at "pretty rapid rise" in cost of new runway at Dublin Airport

10th August, 2016
Ireland attracts 10 per cent of US visitors to Europe Pic: Pixabay

The chief executive of Tourism Ireland has said Ireland now attracts 10 per cent of US visitors to Europe.

Speaking at a mid-year review of the sector, Niall Gibbons visitor numbers in the first six months of the year increased by more than 13 per cent, or 500,000 people. Visitors from North America rose by 15 per cent.

Speaking to reporters at the briefing, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross said he did not see Brexit as...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

As the online debate on trans issues remains heated, those affected by them in the real world are calling for more support, space and understanding. But are their voices being heard?

Colin Murphy | 2 weeks ago

The former NTMA head says he is ‘quite alarmed’ at the potential for legal actions over the large number of deaths in nursing homes during the crisis

Michael Brennan | 2 months ago

Oil storage in the self-styled ‘Pipeline Crossroads of the World’ is full to the brim, but the black stuff keeps on coming. With much of the world’s economy in a Covid-19 slowdown, at one point last week, benchmark US crude oil was priced at minus $37.63 a barrel

Barry J Whyte | 2 months ago