Most Covid Restrictions to End
The National Public Health Emergency Team has given the green light to ending most Covid-19 public h...

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Ryanair Ramps Up Summer Schedule
Ryanair is ramping up its operations ahead of the summer, announcing its largest ever flight schedul...

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Extra Holiday Will Help Hospitality
Hotels will benefit from the decision to designate March 18 of this year as a Bank Holiday under a n...

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NI Visitors Flock South
More than twice as many cross-Border tourists go from Northern Ireland to the Republic compared to t...

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Most Covid Restrictions to End
Ryanair Ramps Up Summer Schedule
Extra Holiday Will Help Hospitality
NI Visitors Flock South


Deirdre Leads Entrepreneur Programme

Donegal Entrepreneur – Deirdre McGlone, owner of Harvey’s Point Hotel has been appointed  Lead Entrepreneur for programme looking for 50 rural start-up female-led 


 Deadline for applications is Friday 11 September
Applications are being sought for a new fully funded programme aimed at providing early stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland with the knowledge, support and networking opportunities to advance the development of their businesses.
 Entitled ACORNS - Accelerating the Creation Of Rural Nascent Start-ups - the programme is focused on unleashing the potential of female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland who have recently started a business or who have taken concrete steps towards setting up a business.
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l'Ecrivain Profits

l’Ecrivain restaurant, owned by Derry and Sallyanne Clarke returned a profit last year.
 New accounts show the firm that operates the Dublin restaurant, Sudberry Trading Ltd enjoyed profits of over €84,000.
 This followed the business reducing its accumulated losses by €84,569 from €732,243 to €647,674 in the 12 months to the end of August last.
 In the prior year, the firm’s accumulated losses reduced marginally from €734,816 to €732,243 and this followed the business’s accumulated losses increasing in a number of years prior to 2013.

Jean to Promote Beaujolais

Following a strategic review of its European marketing, Inter Beaujolais, the professional body for Beaujolais wines, has announced they are to invest in developing the Irish market through a three year marketing campaign. 
 Starting in September, the campaign will focus on educating the trade about the potential Beaujolais offers and building consumer demand.  It will be managed by UK wine specialist PR and marketing agency Westbury Communications in conjunction with local expert, Jean Smullen.  Westbury has run the UK Beaujolais campaign for the last six years, and has previously worked in Ireland with California, Vinos de Madrid and Rioja Alavesa.
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Major Conferences for CCD

More than 5,300 delegates will attend the five international association conferences at the Convention Centre Dublin, generating revenue in excess of €7m for the local economy.


 The successful bids were secured in conjunction with Industry Partners and Dublin Convention Bureau, a unit of Failte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority.
 The conferences include the 7th European Conference on Interventional Oncology, the International Capital Market Association's 48th annual general meeting and conference, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association's (FIATA) world congress and the International Society of Paediatric Oncology's (SIOP) annual congress, all of which are taking place next year. The 7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights will be hosted in 2017.   
 The FIATA will host its 2016 world congress in October in association with Conference Partners, the official PCO, which will also be working on The 7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights.   
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Stobart Grows Numbers

Aer Lingus Regional, the short-hop service operated by Stobart Air, has reported an increase in its load factor of 81 per cent, for July, up from 78 per cent for the same month last year.
The airline said it flew a total of 133,000 passengers during the month across its network of 27 routes.
It highlighted the performance of its Kerry to Dublin route, which recorded its 17th consecutive month of growth, with passenger numbers up 24 per cent in July.
It also said grew numbers on other routes, including Donegal to Dublin.


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