ITAA Respond to Terror Attack in Barcelona

August 18th, 2017

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has responded to the terror attack in Barcelona yesterday, 17th August, in which 13 people were killed and over 100 injured.

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‘Loss of 90,000 bed days demonstrates need for an increase in home care budget’

August 16th, 2017

ALONE responds to latest HSE figures

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to increase funding for homecare following the report that 90,000 bed days have been lost in the hospital system so far this year because of delayed discharges.  
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ALONE ‘Revisions to Fair Deal Scheme offer no solutions for older people’

August 14th, 2017

ALONE expresses concern over government proposals to use vacant properties of those in nursing home care


ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has expressed concern over the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government’s announcement today that the government are exploring changes to the “Fair Deal” Nursing Home Support Scheme that would encourage and facilitate the use of vacant properties of those in nursing home care.

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Travel Agents advise Irish holidaymakers to book now for 2018

August 9th, 2017

ITAA Quarterly Survey Results

The latest Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) quarterly survey results, released today, demonstrate the continued growth of the Irish travel industry. 73% of Irish travel agents surveyed said that bookings for the second quarter of 2017 (April -June) have increased when compared to the same period in 2016, with a quarter of all agents surveyed experiencing an increase of more than 10-15%.

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ITAA Statement on Delays in European Airports

August 2nd, 2017

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) today commented on the increased delays in European Airports due to new security checks introduced in the wake of terror attacks.

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New Irish Musical ‘The Promise’ to open Swords Summer Festival

July 14th, 2017

As part of Fingal County Council’s Creative Ireland programme, a new Irish musical The Promise will open the Swords Summer Festival on Thursday, July 20, at 8pm, in the magnificent setting of Swords Castle.

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The Farthest will be released In Irish cinemas on July 28th

July 14th, 2017

The award-winning documentary The Farthest which tells the story of NASA’s iconic Voyager mission and its Golden Record will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday, 28th July.

Speaking about the release, the Emmy-nominated and multi-award-winning director Emer Reynolds said: “As an epic space adventure, we are over the moon that Irish audiences will soon be able to experience the wonderful story of Voyager on the big screen.  This is a film for anyone who has ever looked up and wondered….”.
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An Taoiseach Launches Creative Ireland Fingal Programme 2017

July 11th, 2017

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, a former Fingal County Councillor, launched the Creative Ireland Fingal Programme yesterday evening, July 10. Hosted in Swords Castle, the event celebrated the new major culture and creativity initiative designed to promote individual, community and national well-being.

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Roller Derby Documentary Revolutions in cinemas 30th June

June 20th, 2017

Laura McGann’s documentary Revolutions will be released in Irish cinemas from 30th June with two special screenings taking place in Dublin and Cork over the opening weekend.

The Irish Film Institute will host a special opening night screening (with Q&A) on Friday 30th June at 6.15pm while the Triskel Christchurch in Cork will kick off their release of the film with a special screening (with Q&A) on Sunday 2nd July.
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Twice Shy opens in cinemas around Ireland from Friday, 23rd June

June 12th, 2017

Twice Shy, the coming-of-age-drama written and directed by Tom Ryan will be released on Friday 23rd June.

Featuring Ardal O’Hanlon (Handsome Devil) and Pat Shortt (Garage), the award-winning Twice Shy follows the story of a young, unmarried couple played by Shane Murray-Corcoran and Iseult Casey, who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London as the result of an unplanned pregnancy. The film charts the ups and downs of their relationship by juxtaposing their dramatic journey to the abortion clinic with flashbacks to happier times in their romance.
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