Hotels have 'lost good people' says GM
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Rory's Virtual Irish Food Fest
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Covid creates Vera Foods
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Optimizing Covers in Phase Three
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Let's Party

Fun and frolics are expected this weekend as Fáilte Ireland’s Discover Ireland campaign teams up with Today FM's Breakfast with Alison Cu


rtis Show for an outside broadcast live from Carters Chocolate Café at George’s Court Shopping Centre in Waterford City this Saturday 1st August from 8–11am.  
The outside broadcast is a culmination of a twelve week summer partnership between Discover Ireland and the Saturday Breakfast with Alison Curtis show.  Throughout this partnership Alison has been promoting some of the great festivals and events taking place across the country to encourage the people of Ireland to get out there and explore Ireland and soak up some unique Irish festival atmosphere.
Fáilte Ireland is encouraging everyone to come out and attend the broadcast.

Blarney Plans 250th Anniversary

.Blarney Chamber leaders have called for unity ahead of a briefing this evening on its ambitious five-year ‘Blarney 250’ plan. Damian


 Boylan, chairman of Blarney and District Chamber of Commerce, said he was disappointed there were already objections to a plan to erect a statue in memory of the founder of Blarney Castle.

The 18th century industrialist James St John Jefferyes is widely credited with creating Blarney’s formal village structure in 1765. Among the chamber’s anniversary plans are: Development of a heritage trail and interactive app; Creation of the Blarney Global Eloquence Awards and storytelling festival to be held around St Patrick’s Day; A long-term vision is to secure the development of a village heritage centre

'Open' Heading for Portrush

Plans are advanced to bring the British Open Golf Championship to Portrush in 2019.


The 'Major' tournament wpuld provide a tourism bonanza for NorthernnIreland
Royal Portrush captain Richard McLaughlin has hailed the impact of Northern Ireland's Major winners in the decision to bring the Open Championship back to the country.
The tournament was last held at the north coast links back in 1951 and McLaughlin believes that the course's addition to the championship rota, with a view to hosting again in 2019, was inspired by the success of Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke.

Stefan Joins Delphi

Delphi Adventure Resort & Spa has appointed much-travelled Stefan Matz as Executive Head Chef. The arrival of the gifted chef, who established his reputation in Connemara in the 1990s, when he ran the wonderful Erriseask House Hotel at Ballyconneely with his brother Christian, and who has since delighted diners at Ashford Castle for 11 years is an exciting change for Ireland’s Leading Adventure Resort & Spa.
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Eoghan to Head ITIC

The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation  has appointed Eoghan O’Mara Walsh as Chief Executive.


 Eoghan has a distinguished career in tourism having previously been Managing Director of O’Mara Travel Ltd and of Heritage Island Ltd, and is currently Managing Director of O’Mara Consultancy Ltd.  In his earlier career he was Procurement Executive with Diageo in London and Dublin.
 Eoghan takes up his new position in September on the retirement of the present Chief Executive, Eamonn McKeon.


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