All posts tagged "Leo Varadkar"

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    Blue Insurance to Create 100 jobs in Dublin

    Blue Insurance has announced plans to create 100 new jobs for Dublin over the next two years....

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    Minister and Airlines Welcome Start of €0 Air Travel Tax

    Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar has marked the reduction of the air travel tax to zero from 1st April 2014 and welcomed the response of the airlines to the Government’s move in the last Budget.   “Following the general election this Government said it would cut the air travel...

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    Shannon Group plc

    Shannon Airport separated from the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) on 1st January this year. So what happens next?  On 23rd July, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, announced that the Government has approved the drafting of the Shannon...

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    Government Approves Drafting of Bill to Establish Shannon Group plc

    The Government has approved the drafting of the Shannon Aviation Services and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2013, paving the way for the creation of the new Shannon Group entity.  Minister Leo Varadkar said: “I have reconstituted the board of the Shannon Airport Authority and Minister Bruton has also appointed three members of the...

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    Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller to Join Tourism Ireland Board

    The North South Ministerial Council Plenary Meeting in Armagh has appointed a new Board for Tourism Ireland that includes Aer Lingus Chief Executive Christoph Mueller. The new Board will serve for a four-year period until December 2015. The other five Board members nominated by Minister Leo Varadkar are Jim Flannery, former chief...

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    General Welcome for United’s Dublin – Washington DC Service

    As we reported on Tuesday, United Continental Holdings has announced that United Airlines will launch a daily non-stop service from Dublin to its Washington DC hub, Dulles International Airport, on 8th June 2012 (see www.ittn.ie/news-features/united-to-launch-dublin-–-washington-dc-service/). United will fly from Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport to Washington/Dulles and to more than 80 onward connecting destinations. The...

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    ‘The Gathering’: a Year-long Event in 2013

    At this weekend’s Global Irish Economic Forum, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar TD presented proposals for the biggest tourism initiative ever staged in Ireland. ‘The Gathering’ will be a year-long event in 2013 where people at home and abroad can play a part in the country’s recovery, potentially bringing...

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    €1.1m Upgrade for Bus Éireann

    Wi-fi on buses, real-time travel information, and upgraded coaches and bus shelters are promised in a €1.1 million upgrade of Bus Éireann vehicles and facilities. Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar said that the capital funding will be used to: Install wi-fi Internet access on Bus Éireann main commuter and...

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    Lufthansa to Fly Knock – Düsseldorf Next Summer

    Starting 7th May 2012, Lufthansa will operate a weekly direct service between Ireland West Airport Knock and Düsseldorf every Saturday until 29th September. Connecting services to Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich will also be available. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, said: “I would like to congratulate the team...

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    4 millionth Ryanair Passenger to/from Ireland West Airport Knock

    Ryanair today welcomed its 4 millionth passenger on flights to/from Ireland West Airport Knock. Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar and Ireland West Knock Managing Director Joe Gilmore presented the 4 millionth passenger, Sister Maude Murphy from Knock, Co Mayo, with a free holiday for two to Lanzarote, including flights, transfers and accommodation. Ryanair...

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    Emirates Announces Daily Dublin – Dubai Service

    As ITTN reported yesterday in Irish Travel eNews, Emirates has today announced that it will commence a Dublin – Dubai service from January 2012, marking the airline’s first route to Ireland. The daily service, from 9th January, will leave Dubai at 07.00 and arrive in Dublin at 11.30. The return flight will...

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    Loganair to Replace Aer Arann on Donegal/Dublin

    The Board and Management of Donegal Airport have welcomed the decision by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, to award a three-year PSO contract to Loganair for the continuation of the Donegal/Dublin twice-daily flights. Aer Arann will continue providing the service until the start-up of the new contract...

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    Aer Arann Welcomes Kerry-Dublin PSO Contract

    Aer Arann has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar TD that the airline has been awarded the contract to operate the Kerry-Dublin route until 2014, following the competitive Public Service Obligation (PSO) tender process. The airline will operate the Kerry-Dublin route from Thursday 3rd November for...

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    Killarney Chamber Responds to Ryanair Pull Out

    Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce has expressed deep shock and disappointment at Ryanair’s decision to end its daily Dublin – Kerry service from 7th September. “This will have a significant impact on the tourism and business in Killarney and throughout the Kerry region,” said President Tom Randles. “The Government must act...

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    €3 Travel Tax to Remain Until Spring

    The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, has confirmed that the Government has decided to retain the €3 Travel Tax pending a further review next spring. As part of the Jobs Initiative, it was announced that the €3 Travel Tax would be suspended subject to a deal being reached with...

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    €3 Travel Tax to Stay Until Spring?

    Transport Minister Leo Varadkar will announce within two weeks whether the €3 travel tax will be abolished – but the Irish Times has reported that it will remain until at least spring 2012. “The airlines said the tax was the reason they were cutting routes and capacity, but when it was reduced...

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