thejournal.ie reports that, according to the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), the occupancy rate of Irish hotels has risen by 3% in 2014 in comparison to 2013 figures. This brings occupancy rates back to the same levels as before the economic crash. Every region in the country saw figures rise, with the east and midlands leading the way with growth of 8%.
This is good news not only for the tourism industry but also for the economy as a whole. According to the IHF, the tourism industry has created 33,000 new jobs since 2011. The tourism sector accounted for 4% of GNP in 2014.
To read more see thejournal.ie article.
Wednesday 25 February 2015
Monday 16 February 2015
Cathal Brugha St Library regrets to announce that due to wholly unforeseen staff shortages, we will have to CLOSE at 5.15pm on Tuesday February 17th. We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our readers. We expect to open normal hours from Wednesday.
Wednesday 11 February 2015
A recent article in The Edition, the DIT student paper, revealed that €109,945.29 is owed to DIT libraries in unpaid fines. Only two other colleges, UCD and NUI Maynooth, have libraries where staff and students owe more fines.
The article also reported that last year, according to a DIT spokesperson, fines paid were 'invested back into the student experience' by upgrading library facilities and augmenting library book stock.
The article is available here.
Wednesday 4 February 2015
Event Management students and film fans might be interested to know that the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) are looking for volunteers to work at this year's festival.
The festival, which has been held annually in Dublin for over ten years, has grown to become a major event attracting film makers and fans from all over the world. Volunteers play an important part in ensuring the smooth running of the festival.
The deadline for applications is 20th February 2015. Information on how to volunteer is available here.