Midwest Response

Joe Barrett (Applegreen & IHF) says “Get Real on Retail”

Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail representative body has called on politicians and candidates for the local and European elections today to ‘get real on retail’. Speaking at the annual Retail Retreat on Tuesday 21st May, Joe Barrett, COO of Applegreen PLC and Chairperson of Retail Excellence said: “Looking ahead to the local and European elections …

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“Urgent need to address tourism crisis” says Irish Hotel Federation

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) is urging the Government to introduce measures that will tackle the catastrophic crisis facing many businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Welcoming the positive trend in cases this week, Mr Tim Fenn, Chief Executive, IHF, acknowledged the great progress being made by the Government, the Chief Medical Officer, health professionals …

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“So Excited to Reopen Ireland’s Hotels and Guesthouses”

“The earlier reopening of hotels is excellent news and a welcome boost for the tourism community across the country, as well as for people of all ages who are looking for a well-deserved holiday after lockdown. Hotels have already begun to adapt their services and facilities in anticipation of reopening under COVID-19 guidelines as they …

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Private and public sectors devise recovery programme for midwest

A group of industry leaders in the midwest have gathered together with Government agencies and education institutions to launch an economic recovery programme for the region which includes retraining options for those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Led by former Dell global senior vice-president of services Denis Kelly, the “regional Covid-19 response group” has devised …

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Guidelines for reopening Hotels & Guesthouses Launched

COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for the tourism sector. Before re-opening, businesses will need to review how they work and employ new practices and procedures to ensure everyone stays safe. As a result, Fáilte Ireland, in consultation with Sectoral Bodies, has developed operational guidelines in line with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Health Service …

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