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Failte Ireland


Failte Ireland work in partnership with Government, State Agencies, local authorities and groups to develop tourism across Ireland. They develop plans and invest in infrastructure, festivals and visitor attractions to help promote tourism and tourism businesses innovate and grow.

Support for SMEs

Failte Ireland support Business Tourism and have a number of programmes that assist businesses in the blue economy. They work with the sector to provide targeted support and funding to SMEs in particular and have unveiled plans to assist the hospitality sector, who have been struggling to retain staff since the pandemic.

There provide courses on upskilling and supports to try and assist businesses in the tourism/hospitality/blue economy.

Programme officer David Lennard explained that a major element of Fáilte Ireland’s work plan for 2022/2023 is a multifaceted tourism careers strategy to address the staffing and skills crisis in tourism and hospitality including the first ever Excellent Employer Programme. 

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