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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.

Flybe missed out on a key chance to fly again

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 15, 2020 19:19

A bankrupt Flybe Airlines missed out on a key contract that would allow it to run flights to Ireland. It was a surprise this weekend that the Aer Lingus regional ... Read More

Ryanair CEO: This Winter is a write-off

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 11, 2020 13:16

Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary said that vaccines was the “first real sign of sunshine” for airlines and meant there is a “fair degree of positivity” about summer 2021. ... Read More

Did you know Halloween began in Ireland?

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020 15:11

Halloween – a time for thrills, chills and wonderful traditions. But did you know that everyone's favorite spooky holiday began in Ireland? At this moment of transition the Celts believed there was an interaction between the worlds of ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 10, 2020 06:40

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced that Boeing's troubled 737 MAX aircraft may return to service in the United States as soon as next month. That would allow Ryanair to start ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020 09:34

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) condemn the shareholders’ decision to pay out a €458,000 bonus to Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary after the ... Read More

TUI shop closures mark turning point for UK travel agents

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 30, 2020 18:20

According to travel industry experts, today’s news that TUI is closing 166 travel agencies in UK and Ireland, is not surprising after the European travel giant already declared initiatives to ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 18, 2020 18:17

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney announced today, that Republic of Ireland is 'likely' to retain its requirement that visitors from UK and the US self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival ... Read More

KLM to resume operations from Belfast City Airport on August 3

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020 16:16

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel restrictions and demand. KLM flights from Belfast City were suspended ... Read More

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

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 7, 2020 03:02

The airline confirmed that it is making rapid progress in processing Ryanair COVID-19 refunds for customers whose flights cancelled during the period March to June, following government flight cancellations for ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020 15:41

The chief of Europe's largest low cost airline has criticized UK government for its inept response to COVID-19 crisis. Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O’Leary also called newly introduced government quarantine ... Read More

Ireland extends COVID-19 lockdown until May 5

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2020 16:23

Ireland's Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, announced that the country's government will extend the stay-at-home restrictions intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 virus until May 5. “The restrictions we introduced ... Read More

AvAir Opens Facility at Dublin Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020 13:36

AvAir, a global supplier of aftermarket aviation parts, announced it will open a 25,000-square-foot warehouse facility at the Dublin Airport. The United States-based company's expanded presence in Europecomes as at the ... Read More

Diane Waldron re-elected at ICCA UK & Ireland

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020 15:32

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

Incoming Tour Operators Association – Ireland names new President

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020 18:35

Rob Rankin is the new incoming president of the Incoming Tour Operators Association - Ireland. This group is comprised of 32 of Ireland’s leading inbound tour operators that collectively deliver ... Read More

Ryanair launches flights from Budapest Airport to Kharkiv, Ukraine

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020 18:09

Budapest Airport kicked-off its route launches of 2020 by welcoming Ryanair’s 48th service last Friday. With the low-cost carrier’s (LCC) twice-weekly operation to Kharkiv, the Hungarian gateway now boasts 26 ... Read More

How a full service airline partner with a budget carrier?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020 09:02

EasyJet is known as a nontraditional budget airline with cheap airfares and simple or no service. Etihad is known as the full-service airline with excellent service. What is in common ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019 18:00

United Airlines announced today that it will launch new daily nonstop service from its hub at San Francisco International Airport to Dublin, Ireland beginning June 5, 2020. United will be ... Read More

Ireland: A troubled yet enchanted land

editor editor- November 8, 2019 02:37

Belfast is a city that is almost incomprehensible to an outsider. It is a beautiful city, and superficially it resembles many middle-sized European cities. Yet once delving below the sociological ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 25, 2019 16:43

Ryanair, an Irish budget airline headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted airports, has announced that it will launch a new flight ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 18, 2019 15:42

The Malta Tourism Authority is delighted to announce the appointment of Tolene Van der Merwe as the tourism board’s new UK and Ireland Director. Tolene’s new role will focus on ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 25, 2019 00:42

British EasyJet, Irish Ryanair, and Hungarian Wizz Air have applied to operate from Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia. The presence of the three new carriers could significantly boost tourist ... Read More

El Al Israel Airlines announces new Dublin and Dusseldorf flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 5, 2019 15:27

The flag carrier of Israel, El Al Israel Airlines has announced that it is launching new routes from Tel Aviv to Dublin and Dusseldorf. The Israeli airline will offer three ... Read More

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

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- August 21, 2019 00:04

A chance encounter led to a brief and enjoyable visit to Belfast. I met Geraldine Connon, one of Northern Ireland’s leading designers, at a Commonwealth fashion event in Buckingham Palace. ... Read More

Ryanair under fire for still selling tickets for strike days

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 20, 2019 17:10

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has been severely criticized for continuing to sell tickets for flights that are scheduled to travel on dates of planned pilot and cabin crew strikes. The ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 20, 2019 02:15

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said that Common Travel Area (CTA), an arrangement between the UK and Ireland to ensure free movement of each other's citizens in either ... Read More

European Cockpit Association: Ryanair on confrontation course, again

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 8, 2019 16:40

This will be the second summer of industrial unrest in a row for Ryanair and the underlying root causes seem similar, and familiar to those of last year: Ryanair’s inability ... Read More

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

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- August 1, 2019 20:20

Irish budget carrier Ryanair issued a shocking announcement that it foresees up to 1,500 redundancies among its employees. Those are 500 pilots, about 400 flight attendants, plus 600 fewer than ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 30, 2019 15:20

Ryanair’s boss Michael O’Leary said that the prolonged grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets could lead to job cuts and other challenges for budget carriers which are grappling with lost ... Read More

Aer Lingus takes delivery of its first Airbus A321LR

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 29, 2019 18:29

Ireland’s national carrier Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its first of eight Airbus A321LR aircraft, becoming the first airline in International Airlines Group (IAG) to operate the type. The ... Read More

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

editor editor- July 9, 2019 21:26

Leading European tour operator City Wonders is thrilled to announce that its Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica tour has been voted as the Number One Experience globally ... Read More

Fly Leasing to sell 12 Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 9, 2019 01:40

FLY Leasing Limited, a global leader in aircraft leasing, today announced that it has contracted to sell a portfolio of 12 aircraft, comprised of Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s with ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 8, 2019 16:05

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Monday that Ireland will step up its contingency plans for a disorderly Brexit this week as the chances of Britain leaving the EU ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 6, 2019 18:02

The world can be a dangerous place and the US State Department often warns its citizens to avoid travel to defined hotspots. This weekend alone the department issued warnings concerning ... Read More

More tourists visiting Ireland but spending less

editor editor- June 13, 2019 00:52

Between January and March in 2018 and the same period this year, tourism numbers in Ireland increased from 1.921 million to 2.027 million. Overseas visitors increased by 6 percent in ... Read More

Ryanair acquires Malta Air

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 12, 2019 19:29

Ryanair Holdings has made arrangements for the acquisition of Malta Air, a Maltese start-up, in which Ryanair will transfer and increase its fleet of 6 Malta-based B737 aircraft. This investment ... Read More

WestJet launches nonstop Calgary-Dublin service with 787 Dreamliner

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 19:50

With the departure of flight WS6, WestJet becomes the only airline operating a nonstop route between Calgary and Dublin. The airline's newest route provides historic access between Western Canada and ... Read More