'Late Late' launch for Staycation campaign

Fáilte Ireland is spending €6 million on a major new advertising campaign to encourage Irish people to holiday at home.sliabh liag00220
“Keep Discovering”, the  authority’s biggest marketing push in recent years, will debut during RTÉ One’s The Late Late Show tonight with a 60-second TV ad, before beginning in earnest on Monday.
 The campaign showcases more than a dozen locations across the Republic, including Lahinch in Co Clare, Sliabh Liag in Co Donegal, the Beara Peninsula in Co Cork, Birr Castle in Co Offaly and the Irish National Heritage Park, Co Wexford.


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Clarkes to close L'Ecrivain

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 clarkes0220right 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.

  Sallyanne is going to do consultancy work, and hopefully go back to her roots in radio writing and will continue to be a panellist on the Elaine Show VMTV. Sallyanne and Derry will continue to work together on the various projects. 


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Apology as Legionnaires case settled

An apology was read out in the High Court today to the woman who contracted Legionnaires Disease after using the spa facilities of  Muckross Park Hotel n Co Kerry.The apology was given in court by the Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney .and NCH Ireland Limited (Chem Aqua) to Mary Kelleher from Cork who got Legionnaires Disease after staying in the Muckross Park Hotel in August 2015 

Mr Justice Kevin Cross was also told the case had been settled and the apology was then read to the court by Eoin Clifford SC for the hotel and NCH Ireland Ltd.
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