Tag: Hospitality

No. of tourists up 39% following years of neglect

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the latest CSO tourism figures which show significant growth in the tourism sector since Fianna Fáil’s were booted from office. “The number of overseas visitors to Ireland has grown by 39% when the figures for quarter 3 in 2010 are compared to quarter 3 of this year, which translates as…

Tourism off to a strong start in 2015

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell is delighted by the fact that CSO figures have shown that Irish tourism has gotten off to a strong start in 2015.   “Last year, Irish tourism had a great year and the strong performance we experienced in 2014 is set to continue in 2015. Figures from the Central Statistics Office have…

Keeping low tourism VAT rate will help create more jobs for Dublin Fingal

Employment in food and accommodation up by 23,000 since Govt reduced the rate of VAT for tourism services   Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that the decision by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, to maintain the 9% VAT rate for services in the tourism and hospitality sector will directly lead to further job…

Government’s reduction of VAT rate has contributed to the creation of 30,000 jobs

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed a new Fáilte Ireland report which shows that the reduced VAT rate of 9%, introduced by the Government in 2011, has contributed to the creation of 30,000 jobs in targeted sectors. “I am pleased that the reduced VAT rate, which was introduced by this Government in 2011 for the hospitality…