US travel industry votes Ireland ‘Number One’ for client satisfaction second year in a row

For the second year running, Ireland has been voted the “destination with the highest client satisfaction” at last night’s WAVE awards in the US, beating off strong competition in the same category from other destinations including Great Britain, France, Italy and Greece.   The gala awards ceremony, organised by TravelAge West magazine, took place in Beverly Hills, California, and was […]

Government and Industry Come Together to Tackle the Growing Issue of internet Security

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD today launched the makeITsecure campaign. The campaign, which is led by a unique public/private taskforce, today unveiled new areas of risk to Irish internet users. The taskforce also talked through some of the statistics that have been uncovered which has led to the roll out […]

Get Your Shorts Out for the Chance to Win €1000 with Offline Film Festiva

Get Your Shorts Out for the Chance to Win €1000 with Offline Film Festival OFFline Film Festival has just announced a new strand to their dynamic festival. Alongside the (in)famous short filmmaking challenge, the festival will now be hosting a competition for short films made in the last two years. The shortlisted films will be […]

9 TDs Demand Accurate Reporting of Registration Figures

The 9 TDs supporting the Boycott of the Household Tax today demand that the Agency responsible for collecting the Household Tax and Media report strictly accurate figures relating to the total numbers of households and this should include an account of those: a) required to register b) numbers registered and c) numbers paid. In recent […]

Irish Tourism to Target Brazil and Russia

Tourism Ireland announces new strategy to attract more high-spending BRIC visitors Tourism Ireland has announced a new strategy to attract more high-spending visitors from the emerging tourism markets of Brazil and Russia. The organisation will target potential holidaymakers in these markets by working closely with airlines and tour operators to increase exposure and demand for holidays […]

Ballycumber Amateur Drama Group

Ballycumber Amateur Drama Group Ballycumber Amateur Drama Group are this week putting the finished touches on their production of “Out of Order”, a farce by Ray Cooney. Under the direction of Brendan Hanamy, ‘Out of Order’ will be performed on 11th and 12th February in Ballycumber Hall at 8pm and in Tuar Ard, Moate, for […]

2012 Manchester Irish Festival set to maintain its crown as Europe’s biggest Irish Festival

2012 Manchester Irish Festival set to maintain its crown as Europe’s biggest Irish Festival This years 2012 Manchester Irish Festival is expected to attract over 200,000 people to its two week, 17 day celebration. The Irish Cultural extravaganza is set to feature over 200 events at 56 venues, making it Europe’s biggest Irish event. The […]

Facebook Uncovered, Internet safety talk, Thurles, Feb 7th

Talk & Information Facebook Uncovered Tuesday, 07/02/2012 @ 7.00 PM (Thurles Library in The Source, Thurles) On Tuesday 7th February, a presentation for parents on Internet safety will be held in Thurles Library in the Source at 7 p.m. Focusing on Facebook, this presentation will give parents an overview of it and advise what they […]

Tourism Ireland Offers Chinese Tourists a Cead Mile Failte to Ring in The Year of The Dragon

Five groups of Chinese tourists arrive in Ireland this week, to ring in the ‘Year of the Dragon’ Irish-style. They will be travelling around the island of Ireland – from the Cliffs of Moher, to Dublin, to the Giant’s Causeway – to celebrate the Chinese New Year here. It is estimated that approximately 10,000 Chinese […]

Laois exhibitors to promote the county at the Holiday World Show 2012

Whether your dream holiday is the delights of Turkey, an African Safari, the excitement of South America, the luxury of Dubai, the fun of the Mediterranean or the warm welcome of a home holiday, The Holiday World Show Dublin 2012  ( at the RDS Simmonscourt from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th is the place to […]

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