Cycle App.Launch

Cycle Ireland, which promotes cycling activity, has launched a new smartphone app. which will enable cyclists to access information on routes instantly.

The new app features details of 100 routes covering a total of 6,800km.

It costs €4.99 but a 'lite' version is available free.

NZ Wine Fair in January PDF Print E-mail
Written by Frank Corr   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:56

The New Zealand Winter Wine Fair in Dublin next month will feature wines from the 2013 vintage, considered to be of very high quality.

A Pinot Gris tasting table will also feature at the event which takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane Dublin on Thursday 23rd. January. Tickets are available from www.nzwine.com/events.

Tourism Worth €3.64bn inn 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Frank Corr   
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 08:38

Eight million people from abroad, including one million from the United States, visited Ireland this year, according to figures issued this morning by Tourism Ireland.

The total is a 7% increase on the 2012 figure.

Tourism contributed €3.64bn to the economy this year, says Tourism Ireland

CEO Niall Gibbons said: "Growth has been recorded from all our market areas and 2013 will be a record year for visitor numbers from North America, Germany, France and Spain, as well as from our long-haul markets including Australia and New Zealand.

"We are particularly pleased with the performance from the United States - by the end of 2013, we will have welcomed one million American visitors, spending $1bn."

Tourism Ireland will announce its marketing plans for 2014 later this morning.











Businesses Back Brewery Quarterr PDF Print E-mail
Written by Frank Corr   
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 08:35

Up to 200 business in Cork have signed up to a campaign to support the €150m redevelopment of the former Beamish and Crawford site into an events centre, according to the campaign organisers.

The Support the Brewery Quarter campaign says it has the backing of city centre shops and restaurants such as the Farmgate Café, the Cornstore restaurant, Casey’s Furniture, K O’Connell Fishmongers, and the Liberty Grill as well as Rev Nigel Dunne of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral.

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