News & Statements
Opening speech by Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, to Dáil Éireann on the Principles of a Sale of Aer Lingus shares
The motion seeks the approval of the House for the general principles of the disposal of shares in Aer Lingus.
Speech by Minister Paschal Donohoe at Dublin Devils’ Tenth Anniversary Gala
Firstly, I want to thank you all for the invitation and congratulate your current Chairman, Bill O’Rourke, your founding Chairman, Mark O’Donovan and all the team, past and present, on reaching your tenth anniversary.
Donohoe announces €320,000 in second phase of funding for major festivals and events in 2015
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Thursday) announced that further funding of €320,000 has been approved by Fáilte Ireland under its National Festivals and Events Programme for 11 key national festivals and events to take place later this year.
Minister Donohoe announces €294 million for regional and local roads
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Tuesday) announced details of the €294 million investment programme for 2015 for regional and local roads, saying the package will allow approximately 2,000 kms of regional and local road to be maintained and strengthened this year.
Minister Donohoe and Tourism Ireland look back on a successful year for overseas tourism
2014 was another strong year for overseas tourism, with about 7.3 million visitors (+8.8% growth over 2013) contributing almost €3.6 billion (+9%) in revenue to the economy
Minister Donohoe publishes amending road traffic legislation to deal with penalty points issue
Penalty points are an important deterrent to behaviours that increase risks to safety on our roads. Road traffic legislation is developed and regularly updated with people working with very best intentions to bring about safer road travel
Minister Donohoe launches Tourism Ireland’s Marketing Plans 2015
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe T.D., (today) officially launched details of Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2015 and beyond at an event attended by tourism industry leaders from around the country.
Ireland sets its sights on the 2023 Rugby World Cup – Donohoe
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe T.D. today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by the Taoiseach, Tánaiste, the First Minister and Deputy First Minister of their joint support for the IRFU’s bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023.
€60m allocated for minor works schemes to enhance capacity and safety on our roads – Donohoe
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Wednesday) said the provision of €60 million in funding for minor works to be carried out on our national roads over the next three years will improve driving conditions for motorists, accessibility for local communities and will help in further boosting economic activity.
Minister Donohoe welcomes further growth in visitor expenditure in 2014
Figures published today (Thursday) by the CSO confirmed that the revenue accruing to the Irish economy from overseas visitors has continued to grow in 2014.