A new leadership programme that will provide highly-subsidised targeted training for the hospitality and tourism industry in the Mid-West region has been welcomed by the Minister of Statewith responsibility for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins TD. Developing Leaders for Hospitality and Tourism, funded through the Government’s Skills to Advance initiative, is the first of …
Businesses will bounce back from COVID-19, the resilience gained by the economic recession over a decade ago has strengthened Paul Madden and The Temple Gate Hotel as they plot their recovery.
Leading health officials have urged the Irish public to go on staycations in 2020 as opposed to travelling abroad, a Clare councillor has highlighted one location in the West of the county that needs to capitalise on this message.
*Kilkee Castle as seen from Dunlicka Castle on Loop Head Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan CLARE is likely to be disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19 on tourism with 11 percent of jobs directly dependent on the tourism and hospitality sector.
*Cllr Cillian Murphy. Photograph: Martin Connolly Protections are being sought for the approximate 6,500 jobs in Clare’s tourism sector with COVID-19 expected to have a “disastrous” impact on the industry.
Clare’s tourism industry is facing its biggest challenge of all time but it also offers an unheralded opportunity to be innovative according to one of the county’s leading experts in the field.
*Cillian Murphy. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan Fifteen years on from last seeking a seat on Clare County Council, Cillian Murphy feels “it’s time” to try bring pro community and West Clare ideas to the local authority.