Occupancy in Dublin hotels reached their highest level ever in September at 93.6%. This is higher than most capitals in Europe and it highlights the shortage of hotel beds available in the city. The consequence of the shortage is that prices are rising which is bad news for the customer. There are various statistics available from different sources, but all agree that prices have increased substantially in the
Dublin News Stories
From time to time we have some interesting Dublin news. There is always something special happening in Dublin.
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800 guests, who were lucky to get tickets attended the Irish premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at The Savoy cinema in Dublin on the 16th of December. Some of the actors from the movie as well as other actors, politicians and celebrities were among the attendees. Ministers Jimmy Deenihan and Heather Humphries were there as well as actor Liam Cunningham (best known for his role in Game of Thrones) as well as
The much anticipated clash between the title holders, Kerry and challengers Dublin takes place in Croke Park, Dublin on Sunday 20th of September. Both sides have been impressive on their path to the All-Ireland Senior Football Final. Dublin are slight favourites, having put in a very energetic and skillful performance in the semi-final replay against Mayo but Kerry will be no easy target. The Minor All Ireland
The New York Times recently spent 36 hours in Dublin and were impressed by what they found. Here is how they summarized present day Dublin: Today, signs of economic recovery are emerging, but it’s a more refined wave of affluence than what the flashy boom years had to offer. The city is finding a new way to exist — neither ostentatious with wealth nor bowed down under debt. They visited some of the main attractions
The Government has warned restaurants and hotels to pass on the recent reduction in VAT to consumers or risk having the concession abolished after next year. The Taoiseach said businesses in sectors where the new lower VAT rates apply will be “failing Ireland” if they did not pass the reductions on to consumers. Mr Kenny said the Government would have “very, very strident discussions” with businesses which fail to
Dublin hotels are becoming more affordable according to a survey carried out by hotels.com. In 2010 the average price for a room in Dublin was €73 which was down by 6% from 2009. The average price for a four star hotel room was €81 and for a five star hotel room it was €152. Out of 44 countries surveyed it was found that Ireland had the sixth cheapest hotel accommodation overall and Dublin was 11th cheapest for
According to Frommer’s, one of the world’s top Destination Guides, Ireland has been voted top destination for 2011. Here is what Frommer’s says: ‘Last year’s favorite Paris was beat out this year by the very tourist-friendly nation of Ireland. During the nominations process, supporters told us why they were putting the Emerald Isle on their wish lists for the following year: “The rugged beauty of the island and
Will Ireland’s economy return to growth through international investment or through the efforts of local small industries? With the lack of credit available for the foreseeable future it is going to be difficult for indigenous industries to make any substantial impact soon. The office letting market is still very challenging in Dublin but was eased somewhat last year by the takeup of office space by companies
A new edition of Finnegans Wake by Dublin author James Joyce has been published. The work which first appeared in 1939 is considered to be Joyce’s most difficult piece and the experimental language is often unintelligible to most people containing numerous classical, literary and historical references. I have often thought that Finnegans Wake was meant for reading aloud as it is then that the sounds of Dublin come