Three series of flights linking Ireland with China are in doubt because if the coronavirus outbreak.The flights were scheduled to begin this Spring, but have yet to be confirmed. I
t is thought that they may be dlayed until the virus clears Air travel out of China is down 80% since thhe outbreak.
Tourism Ireland has also brought back to Ireland its three Irish staff working in China.
Madison Square Garden in New York, the world’s largest beaver statue in Beaverlodge in Canada, a giant statue of a kissing couple in Amsterdam, the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, Caerphilly Castle in South Wales, the Dubai Frame and even the Smurf Statue in Brussels will join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative for the first time in 2020.
In July 2020 after 31 years, Derry & Sallyanne Clarke will be closing their l’Ecrivain Restaurant. They say, “We are very proud of our time in business and we feel that the time is right to end on a high while the business is still relevant and successful”.They say: 'Derry is moving on and very involved in opening a new bar/restaurant on the Quays in Dublin 2 in Autumn 2020. There is a place for all our team to join him there if they so wish. Derry is also continuing with his consultancy work and especially his ‘Derry Clarke at Home Range’. He will also be appearing on the VMTV Six O Clock Show and other media as usual.