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Reduced VAT rate leads to job creation in Westmeath

A recent report published by the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) has revealed that 1,441 new jobs in the accommodation and food services sector have been created in county Westmeath since the introduction of the reduced VAT rate of nine percent in July 2011.

Municipal District address town maintenance issue

The need to present and maintain the town of Athlone to a high standard for the remainder of the year and going forward was a topic of much discussion at the Municipal District meeting.

Cycling bridge mooted to link Coosan Point and Killinure

Addressing the monthly meeting of Athlone Municipal District, Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, called for the potential development of a cycling/pedestrian bridge from Coosan Point to Killinure Point to be included in submissions as part of the National Framework 2040 plan.

Designated swimming area for River Shannon

Local Independent Councillor, Michael O’Brien, has called for a designated bathing area on the river Shannon. Cllr O’Brien brought forward his proposal in a motion tabled at the recent Athlone Municipal District meeting.

Shannon Airport welcomes Norwegian service expansion

Shannon Airport has welcomed this week’s news that Norwegian Air International is to expand its Boston and New York services to Shannon for 2018.

Survey shows importance of pub culture to tourists

The experience of an authentic Irish pub, a live trad session, and a taste of real Irish beer and whiskey are top of tourists’ to-do lists on their visit to Ireland, but the impact of Brexit and high alcohol excise tax will hamper drinks industry growth and with it the tourism sector.

Autumn Stockholm to Shannon service launched

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Tourism providers along the Wild Atlantic Way got another boost this week with the commencement by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) of a twice weekly service between Shannon and Stockholm. The service is the first between Shannon and Sweden’s busiest airport, Stockholm Arlanda Airport, and the first between Shannon and Sweden in some 12 years.

Progress for O’Brien’s tourist train proposal

 

New transatlantic services commence at Shannon

West of Ireland travellers will benefit from new flight services between Shannon and two USA destinations on the east coast.

Council urged to consider tourist train for Athlone-Moate line

 

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