Tag: Tourism

€30,000 allocated for conservation works on Old Kilbush House, Rush

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, is pleased that €30,000 has been allocated for conservation work to be carried out on Old Kilbush House, Rush. “I am pleased with the announcement that €30,000 is being allocated for conservation works to be carried out on Old Kilbush House, Rush. This funding, announced by the Minister for the Arts, Heritage…

Tourism experiences strong growth in first quarter of 2015

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, is encouraged by the continued growth of tourism in the first quarter of 2015 which he said will provide a boost to the local economy. “I am delighted by recent figures released by the CSO which show that the number of overseas visitors is continuing to grow. The number of visits to…

New tourism policy will benefit Dublin Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has stated that the new tourism policy, ‘People, Place and Policy – Growing Tourism to 2025’, which has been launched by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, will be of great benefit to Dublin Fingal.   “The new tourism policy aims to increase the number of overseas visitors…

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…

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport reached 21.7 million in 2014

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell is pleased with the fact that passenger numbers at Dublin Airport significantly increased in 2014.   “The Dublin Airport Authority announced at the end of December that 21.7 million passengers used Dublin Airport in 2014. This represents an 8 percent increase on the total number of passengers for 2013. It is encouraging…

8,000 new jobs set to be created in Tourism industry in 2015

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has said the fact that roughly 8,000 new jobs could be created in the tourism industry in 2015 is positive news for Dublin Fingal.   “Tourism is vital to the local economy of Dublin Fingal and 2014 has been an exceptional year for the industry with roughly 5,000 jobs having been created…

Establishment of ‘Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance’ will boost visitor numbers to Dublin Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell is pleased with the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohue TD, regarding the establishment of a new group under Fáilte Ireland who will develop a brand identity for Dublin. The aim of this is to boost tourism, foster the creation of more jobs, and increase revenue streams…

Tourism numbers continue to go from strength to strength

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has stated that the release of tourism figures by the CSO this morning (Tuesday) shows that Ireland’s attractiveness as a tourist destination continues to grow which will be welcome news for businesses and local communities throughout Dublin Fingal.   “Figures released by the CSO have shown that the number of overseas visitors…

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…