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Ireland scores in LGBT safety

Ireland has been named one of the safest countries in the world for LGBT tourists.pride21119
A new study of more than 150 countries ranked Norway as the safest country while Nigeria was rated the most dangerous.
Ireland was listed as the 15th safest country in the rankings.
 Using international data, the study carried out by travel website Asher & Lyric created an LGBT danger index.

 

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TLC may buy K Club

Nursing home operator TLC is reported to have  struck a deal in the region of €55 million to acquire Michael Smurfit’s K Club, according to a report in the Sunday Business Post. kclub0718Negotiations have been in train for several weeks over the five-star Kildare gold resort, placed on the market for €80 million.
 Smurfit’s desire to retain ownership of his home on the grounds was understood to be a sticking point in negotiations, the report said. A spokesman for Smurfit said: “There are a lot interested parties and a refined sales process, but nothing definitive yet.”
 

Aer Lingus expands flights from Dublin

  Aer Lingus will  commence four new European routes and open up greater capacity on its transatlantic network from summer 2020. The airline announced its upcoming Dublin summer schedule with news that it will commence flying direct from Dublin to Italian cities Brindisi, Puglia and Alghero, Sardinia from next year. Last week, Aer Lingus also announced new direct routes from Shannon Airport to Paris and Barcelona, commencing March and May respectively.
  Aer Lingus will also connect Ireland direct to Sardinia for the first time as it commences flying to Alghero in summer 2020.
Summer 2020 will see Aer Lingus’ best ever capacity to North America with 1.9 million seats on sale to transatlantic destinations. Orlando, Florida will move from a four flights per week service to six flights per week, the Miami service will increase from two to three flights per week and the Dublin to Seattle route will move to a daily service in summer 2020, increasing from five flights per week.
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Profit dip at Clarence

Profits at the four-star Clarence hotel fell by nearly a quarter last year.
Accounts filed at Companies Office show that Brushfield Ltd, trading as the Clarence Hotel, recorded profits of €764,963 – a drop of 23.5 per cent on the €1 million recorded in 2017.
 clarenceIn June, Bono, the Edge and Paddy McKillen snr sold the leasehold of the hotel to Paddy McKillen jnr’s Press Up Group. However, the three men retain ownership of the hotel building which was leased to the operating group for €770,000 last year.
 

Developers seek higher hostel

 The developers of a large new hostel in Dublin city centre are to make a fresh bid to secure planning permission for an additional two floors.
Abbey Cottages has lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála against the recent decision of Dublin City Council to reject the company’s application for revised plans for the hostel on Upper Abbey Street.
 The developers are seeking permission for a number of modifications to the original design to allow the construction of two new floors which would see the total number of rooms increase from 127 to 151 in an 11-storey building which would accommodate 634 guests.
The changes also include a revision to a number of basement levels as well the removal of first floor bedrooms to allow for dining facilities
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