Category: Ireland travel news

Ireland Travel & Tourism News for visitors. The Republic of Ireland occupies most of the island of Ireland, off the coast of England and Wales. Its capital, Dublin, is the birthplace of writers like Oscar Wilde, and home of Guinness beer. The 9th-century Book of Kells and other illustrated manuscripts are on show in Dublin’s Trinity College Library. Dubbed the "Emerald Isle” for its lush landscape, the country is dotted with castles like medieval Cahir Castle.

Did you know Halloween began in Ireland?
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Did you know Halloween began in Ireland?

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

Halloween – a time for thrills, chills and wonderful traditions. But did you know that everyone's favorite spooky holiday began in Ireland? At ... Read More

Ryanair hopes Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX jet returns to service next month
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Ryanair hopes Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX jet returns to service next month

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 10, 2020

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced that Boeing's troubled 737 MAX aircraft may return to service in the United States as ... Read More

Unions condemn Ryanair CEO’s bonus pay in the time of mass layoffs
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Unions condemn Ryanair CEO’s bonus pay in the time of mass layoffs

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) condemn the shareholders’ decision to pay out ... Read More

TUI shop closures mark turning point for UK travel agents
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TUI shop closures mark turning point for UK travel agents

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 30, 2020

According to travel industry experts, today’s news that TUI is closing 166 travel agencies in UK and Ireland, is not ... Read More

Minister: Ireland to retain COVID-19 quarantine for UK and US visitors
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Minister: Ireland to retain COVID-19 quarantine for UK and US visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 18, 2020

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney announced today, that Republic of Ireland is 'likely' to retain its requirement that visitors from ... Read More

KLM to resume operations from Belfast City Airport on August 3
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KLM to resume operations from Belfast City Airport on August 3

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel ... Read More

Ryanair COVID-19 Refunds Out of the “Ghost Airlines System”
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Ryanair COVID-19 Refunds Out of the “Ghost Airlines System”

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 7, 2020

The airline confirmed that it is making rapid progress in processing Ryanair COVID-19 refunds for customers whose flights cancelled during ... Read More

Ryanair CEO: UK response to COVID-19 is ‘idiotic’
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Ryanair CEO: UK response to COVID-19 is ‘idiotic’

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

The chief of Europe's largest low cost airline has criticized UK government for its inept response to COVID-19 crisis. Ryanair ... Read More

Ireland extends COVID-19 lockdown until May 5
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Ireland extends COVID-19 lockdown until May 5

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2020

Ireland's Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, announced that the country's government will extend the stay-at-home restrictions intended to slow the spread ... Read More

AvAir Opens Facility at Dublin Airport
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AvAir Opens Facility at Dublin Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020

AvAir, a global supplier of aftermarket aviation parts, announced it will open a 25,000-square-foot warehouse facility at the Dublin Airport. ... Read More

Diane Waldron re-elected at ICCA UK & Ireland
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Diane Waldron re-elected at ICCA UK & Ireland

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020

The International Congress and Convention Association’s UK & Ireland Chapter has re-elected Diane Waldron, as Chapter Chair for a second ... Read More

Incoming Tour Operators Association – Ireland names new President
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Incoming Tour Operators Association – Ireland names new President

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020

Rob Rankin is the new incoming president of the Incoming Tour Operators Association - Ireland. This group is comprised of ... Read More

Ryanair launches flights from Budapest Airport to Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Ryanair launches flights from Budapest Airport to Kharkiv, Ukraine

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020

Budapest Airport kicked-off its route launches of 2020 by welcoming Ryanair’s 48th service last Friday. With the low-cost carrier’s (LCC) ... Read More

How a full service airline partner with a budget carrier?
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How a full service airline partner with a budget carrier?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

EasyJet is known as a nontraditional budget airline with cheap airfares and simple or no service. Etihad is known as ... Read More

United Airlines launches direct flight from San Francisco to Dublin, Ireland
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United Airlines launches direct flight from San Francisco to Dublin, Ireland

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019

United Airlines announced today that it will launch new daily nonstop service from its hub at San Francisco International Airport ... Read More

Ireland: A troubled yet enchanted land
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Ireland: A troubled yet enchanted land

editor editor- November 8, 2019

Belfast is a city that is almost incomprehensible to an outsider. It is a beautiful city, and superficially it resembles ... Read More

Ryanair announces new flight between Toulouse, France and Tel Aviv, Israel
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Ryanair announces new flight between Toulouse, France and Tel Aviv, Israel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 25, 2019

Ryanair, an Irish budget airline headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted ... Read More

Malta Tourism Authority appoints Tolene Van der Merwe as new Director for UK and Ireland
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Malta Tourism Authority appoints Tolene Van der Merwe as new Director for UK and Ireland

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 18, 2019

The Malta Tourism Authority is delighted to announce the appointment of Tolene Van der Merwe as the tourism board’s new ... Read More

European budget air carriers line up for Russia’s St. Petersburg flights
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European budget air carriers line up for Russia’s St. Petersburg flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 25, 2019

British EasyJet, Irish Ryanair, and Hungarian Wizz Air have applied to operate from Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ... Read More

El Al Israel Airlines announces new Dublin and Dusseldorf flights
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El Al Israel Airlines announces new Dublin and Dusseldorf flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 5, 2019

The flag carrier of Israel, El Al Israel Airlines has announced that it is launching new routes from Tel Aviv ... Read More

Northern Ireland Travel: A Celebration of Music, Fashion and Hospitality
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Northern Ireland Travel: A Celebration of Music, Fashion and Hospitality

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- August 21, 2019

A chance encounter led to a brief and enjoyable visit to Belfast. I met Geraldine Connon, one of Northern Ireland’s ... Read More

Ryanair under fire for still selling tickets for strike days
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Ryanair under fire for still selling tickets for strike days

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 20, 2019

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has been severely criticized for continuing to sell tickets for flights that are scheduled to travel ... Read More

British PM: Brexit won’t affect free travel between UK and Ireland
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British PM: Brexit won’t affect free travel between UK and Ireland

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 20, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said that Common Travel Area (CTA), an arrangement between the UK and Ireland ... Read More

European Cockpit Association: Ryanair on confrontation course, again
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European Cockpit Association: Ryanair on confrontation course, again

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 8, 2019

This will be the second summer of industrial unrest in a row for Ryanair and the underlying root causes seem ... Read More

Brexit, Boeing 737 MAX limbo put hundreds of Ryanair jobs at risk
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Brexit, Boeing 737 MAX limbo put hundreds of Ryanair jobs at risk

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- August 1, 2019

Irish budget carrier Ryanair issued a shocking announcement that it foresees up to 1,500 redundancies among its employees. Those are ... Read More

Ryanair CEO to Boeing: Get your s**t together!
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Ryanair CEO to Boeing: Get your s**t together!

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 30, 2019

Ryanair’s boss Michael O’Leary said that the prolonged grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets could lead to job cuts and ... Read More

Aer Lingus takes delivery of its first Airbus A321LR
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Aer Lingus takes delivery of its first Airbus A321LR

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 29, 2019

Ireland’s national carrier Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its first of eight Airbus A321LR aircraft, becoming the first airline ... Read More

City Wonders Vatican Tour Recognized as The Number 1 Experience Globally by Trip Advisor
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City Wonders Vatican Tour Recognized as The Number 1 Experience Globally by Trip Advisor

editor editor- July 9, 2019

Leading European tour operator City Wonders is thrilled to announce that its Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica ... Read More

Fly Leasing to sell 12 Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s
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Fly Leasing to sell 12 Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 9, 2019

FLY Leasing Limited, a global leader in aircraft leasing, today announced that it has contracted to sell a portfolio of ... Read More

‘Significant’ risk: Ireland braces for no-deal Brexit
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‘Significant’ risk: Ireland braces for no-deal Brexit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 8, 2019

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Monday that Ireland will step up its contingency plans for a disorderly Brexit ... Read More

US State Department issues warning for Irish music festival, locals mock the paranoia
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US State Department issues warning for Irish music festival, locals mock the paranoia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 6, 2019

The world can be a dangerous place and the US State Department often warns its citizens to avoid travel to ... Read More

More tourists visiting Ireland but spending less
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More tourists visiting Ireland but spending less

editor editor- June 13, 2019

Between January and March in 2018 and the same period this year, tourism numbers in Ireland increased from 1.921 million ... Read More

Ryanair acquires Malta Air
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Ryanair acquires Malta Air

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 12, 2019

Ryanair Holdings has made arrangements for the acquisition of Malta Air, a Maltese start-up, in which Ryanair will transfer and ... Read More

WestJet launches nonstop Calgary-Dublin service with 787 Dreamliner
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WestJet launches nonstop Calgary-Dublin service with 787 Dreamliner

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019

With the departure of flight WS6, WestJet becomes the only airline operating a nonstop route between Calgary and Dublin. The ... Read More

Ireland: Slowdown in growth for international arrivals from 2018 to 2022
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Ireland: Slowdown in growth for international arrivals from 2018 to 2022

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019

Growth rates for Ireland and international arrivals have decreased significantly with the Compound Annual Growth Rates (CAGR) nearly half the ... Read More

Heathrow’s Alcock and Brown sculpture goes to Ireland to celebrate centenary of first nonstop transatlantic flight
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Heathrow’s Alcock and Brown sculpture goes to Ireland to celebrate centenary of first nonstop transatlantic flight

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019

The celebrated Alcock and Brown sculpture was moved from its home at the Heathrow Academy to Clifden in Co. Galway ... Read More