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Monday 22 September 2014

Fingal set to benefit from tourism growth

Published 12/07/2014 | 12:00

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FINGAL is well placed to benefit from rising tourism numbers as the summer season gets under way, according to a local TD.

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Fine Gael Deputy Alan Farrell, said he is encouraged by the growth in numbers of overseas visitors.

CSO figures released recently show that the number of trips to Ireland by overseas visitors has increased by 7.5 per cent in comparison with the same period last year.

Deputy Farrell said: 'I am delighted to see that the number of overseas visitors has significantly increased. With tourism having a fundamental importance to the local economy in Fingal, an increase in visits from overseas will undoubtedly bring money into the economy and provide support for small businesses throughout the constituency.'

He added: 'Events like the Giro D'Italia are working to promote Ireland as a tourist destination, and with Dublin Airport in Fingal, towns throughout the area are in the prime position to benefit from increased tourism numbers.

'We should use this opportunity to further showcase Fingal as the wonderful tourist destination it is.'

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