Ireland

Islands in the stream

In a new series concentrating on island destinations we look at Iceland and Ireland:   Iceland Meet in Reykjavik’s director of marketing, Sigurður Valur Sigurðsson shares some insights on how Iceland is planning its return to international MICE business: We have used the last year and a half to reorganise and focus on what makes Iceland unique as a MICE destination. Last year Meet in Reykjaví...

Ireland makes host shortlist for 2024 America’s Cup, although economic impact not plain sailing

Ireland has made it to a final list of potential host destinations for the America’s Cup sailing competition in 2024. The America’s Cup, which was first contested in 1851, has taken place in New Zealand on the past three occasions but is expected to be held elsewhere in 2024. It is hoped a decision on where to hold the 2024 event will be made in the second half of September. A confidential s...

Ireland welcomes back UK travellers

Aer Lingus, the national airline of Ireland, is now welcoming British customers back onboard flights between the UK and Ireland, with Ireland having opened its doors on 19 July to British travellers. Ireland is the first country in Europe where fully vaccinated British citizens can visit without the need for any Covid-19 tests into or out of the country. There will also be no requirement to self-i...

Irish government announces pilot sports events

The Irish government has announced a series of 15 pilot events with spectators across football, Gaelic football, rugby union, golf and athletics, from 11 June to 10 July. The government also announced that from 7 June numbers permitted at organised outdoor events can increase to a maximum of 100 for the majority of venues, with a maximum of 200 for outdoor stadia/venues where there is a minimum ca...