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Busiest day at Airport

Dublin Airport had its busiest day ever in its 76-year history when more than 100,000 passengers travelled through the airport on June 24.
 The number of flights at Cork Airport (above) grew 19.1%, year-on-year.
The airport attributes the growth in the number of people travelling to a range of factors, including the many new routes and services at Dublin Airport, lower oil prices, which make for competitive fares, the good performance of the Irish economy, and the falling unemployment rates.
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Wetherspoon slows Irish expansion

JD Wetherspoon has said “volatile” commercial property prices are putting the brakes on the company’s growth plans in Ireland.
 Wetherspoon’s five Irish-based pubs – located in suburban Dublin and Cork city centre – weren’t mentioned in the group’s latest trading update, but speaking after its publication, founder and chairman Tim Martin said they are currently performing well and the group remains committed to expanding in Ireland.
 However, he said the wait for planning permission for acquired sites and high prices being quoted for potential new sites are slowing Wetherspoon’s growth here.
 

FM Award for Sodexo

Sodexo Ireland has won TFM (Total Facilities Management) Service Provider of the Year at the third annual Facilities Management Awards Ireland. 
 

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Pictured at the awards were Andrew McGinley, account manager, Sodexo; Liam Smith, sales director for Ireland, Tork (category sponsor) and Steven White, business development manager, Sodexo
The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements made by the individuals, teams and organisations within the FM sector.  The 18 categories recognise those that have made a positive contribution to the knowledge, practical application and communication of strategies to improve the sustainable performance of their premises, while adding to the core value of their clients business.
 
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Midwest seeks stand out attraction

The Shannon Group is seeking to create a new major tourism attraction for the Midwest.
 The group is seeking expressions of interest from firms to carry out a feasibility study into the development of a new tourism product.
The region is home to some of the best known and most popular visitor attractions in the country, including the Cliffs of Moher and the Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.
 
However, there has been no new major tourism products developed in the area in recent years.
In the study, the consultants will be asked to examine the synergies relating to the existing Shannon Group portfolio of assets such as the airport, visitor attractions and entertainment venues.
 
 

New rooms for Dublin Hilton

Planning permission has been granted for a seven storey extension to the Hilton Hotel at Chalemont Place Dublin which will add 97 new guest rooms.

The  expansion to the four star hotel, which overlooks the Grand Canal, will bring its room complement to 305.

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