€40m expansion for Trump Doonbeg

Donald Trump's Doonbeg golf resort has been granted planning permission for a €40m development that includes 53 holiday homes, a ballroom, leisure centre and new restaurant.doonbeg
Clare County Council granted planning permission for the new development that is set to employ up to 100 people at its peak.
 As part of the 19 conditions attached to the grant of permission, the Trump Doonbeg resort must pay €391,054 toward public infrastructure.

Lyrath Autumn Offers

Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny has launched a Sweet 99 package which  includes bed and breakfast, a four-course evening meal and a sweet treat  on arrival.  (available on selected dates, midweek from October 2019 to January 2020.) It is priced at €99 per person sharing based on two people sharing a deluxe double room.
 lyrath1019Lyrath Estate  also offers an Autumn Daze package (from €107.50pps sharing a deluxe double room). This seasonal offer includes bed and breakfast and dinner on one evening in the two AA Rosette accredited Yew Restaurant. The Autumn Daze package includes cream tea on one afternoon.

Moores adds to Cork Hotel boom

A planning application to build a 183-bed hotel and three office buildings on the site of the former Moore's Hotel on Morrison's Island is the latest in a seies of new hotel  projectsmoorehtl1019 in the city..
 In its proposal, Dublin-based Greenleaf Group has applied to conserve, modify and restore three protected structures at numbers 11, 12 and 13 Morrison's Quay to include three new office buildings.
Around this, they will build a new four to six-storey office and hotel development with 183 beds.
The development marks the latest chapter in the history of Moore's Hotel which has three 19th century facades and has been in poor condition for some time. It ceased trading more than 15 years ago and was temporarily used by the Cork School of Music when it was replacing its Union Quay music school in the mid-2000s.


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Adare, Dromoland head Conde Nast list

Adare Manor and Dromoland Castle have been named Europe's top two resorts in Condé Nast Traveler's 2019 Readers' Choice Awardsadare20918
The Co Limerick and Co Clare resorts have also been ranked No.5 and No.7 in the world respectively, after a record 600,000 readers' votes were counted.
 The world's No.1 resort was named as Sirikoi Lodge in Kenya.
Dromoland is described as an "historic hotel upgraded for today's traveller without losing the charm that's helped make it such an iconic place to stay".
 Two Irish propertie are also on a list of the world's Top 50 hotels - Ballyfin in Co Laois (No.48) and The Westbury in Dublin (No.47).
Ireland's Top 10 Hotels on the Conde Nast Traveler, 2019 rankings are
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Hotels hit by weak sterling

Hotels and guesthouses  are reporting mixed results for the key summer season amid increasing concerns about the challenges facing the tourism sector. According to the latesmlennon1019t industry survey from the Irish Hotels Federation , 57% of hotels have seen a fall in overall business levels compared to this time last year while 33% report an increase.
 Business levels from the UK remain very challenging for hotels, largely as a result of uncertainty around Brexit and the marked drop in the value of Sterling in recent years. Some 78% of hotels have seen a fall-off in business from Great Britain compared to last year while 60% report a decrease in business from Northern Ireland. Some 64% of hoteliers report that the weakness in the value of Sterling has had a negative impact on business levels while risks associated with Brexit have resulted in 73% re-examining investment plans and taking a more cautious approach for next year.
 While tourism business from North America and the domestic market were stronger, results for these markets were mixed. Some 36% of hoteliers report an increase in business from North America while 45% report an increase in business from Irish domestic tourism.
 Commenting on the results, IHF President Michael Lennon said:
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