D'Arcy welcomes huge jump in tourist revenue

Published on Thursday, 10 December 2015 14:36

Fine Gael Senator Michael D'Arcy has welcomed the news that recent strong tourism figures have been matched by a 17.5% jump in revenue. “The latest CSO figures show that revenue from overseas visitors this year has increased by 17.5% coinciding with a jump in the number of people visiting Ireland. “The figures show that spending in Ireland by overseas visitors, excluding fares to get here, rose by 17.5%, for the first nine months of the year, compared with 2014. The data also shows that the number of trips in to Ireland rose by 19.6%

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Bumper tourism figures show the Gathering has been a huge success – D’Arcy

Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 16:38

Fine Gael Senator for Wexford, Michael D'Arcy, has said that the latest tourism figures recorded by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which show an increase in visitor numbers of 6.4%, is proof that the Gathering has been a huge success. Senator D'Arcy also commended all of those involved locally, in organising Gathering events in Wexford since the beginning of the year.   Tourism numbers way up “The latest tourism figures are hugely encouraging, and they are a strong vindication of the effort put in by local people in Wexford who hav …

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D’Arcy delight at Forth Mountain selection

Published on Friday, 22 June 2012 19:01

Senator Michael D'Arcy was today delighted to note the inclusion of Forth Mountain as one of the Coillte nominated regional off-road cycling trails. “The designation of Forth Mountain as a preferred location for the development of an off-road cycling trail is fantastic news for county Wexford” said Senator D'Arcy.  “With the increased demand for outdoor adventure holidays and increased participation in outdoor activities, Wexford stands to gain significant increases in and visitor numbers”.  Forth mountain is one of just seven cen

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D’Arcy welcomes low tourism VAT rate extension into 2013

Published on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 17:56

Senator Michael D'Arcy, has welcomed the Government's announcement today that the temporary 9% lower VAT rate which applies across the tourism sector, will be extended into 2013. Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Tourism, made the announcement in the Dáil today, 9th May. Responding to the Minister's announcement, Senator D'Arcy said: ‘The Government's decision to extend the temporary lower 9% VAT rate on tourism into 2013 is very positive news for the tourism industry. “Broadly speaking tourism accounts for one in every ten jobs in the

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Rising tourism figures show Govt efforts are paying off

Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 01:07

Tourism industry showing strong signs of improvement with Wexford set to benefit Fine Gael Senator , Michael D'Arcy, today  said recent CSO figures on tourism which show that visits to Ireland for the first eight months of 2011 were up by 11% compared to the same period in 2010, are proof that the Government's efforts to boost visitor numbers are paying off. “In total, 4.5 million people visited Ireland in the period from January to August. This is a significant rise of 11% on the same time in 2010 and a clear indication that the tourism …

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International marketing blitz to boost tourism trade – D’Arcy

Published on Monday, 17 October 2011 01:04

Fine Gael Senator for Wexford, Michael D'Arcy has said that a new €9 million international tourism marketing initiative will reach a worldwide audience of 20 million people, and should help to significantly boost visitor numbers to Wexford. “This initiative, announced by the Minister for Tourism, Leo Varadkar, will see a veritable blitz of media outlets across the globe, from Europe to Asia and the US, promoting Ireland as a world class winter tourism destination. Joint campaigns between Tourism Ireland and a list of private operators wi …

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michael darcy Did you know Michael Darcy Senior (Michael's Father) has served as a public representative for North Wexford and Fine Gael since the 70's, playing a huge part in various projects and amenities.

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