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28 Mar 2022

Mayors of Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region visit Dublin

The mayors of Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region are leading a delegation from each of their cities to Dublin this week, as part of a joint tourism and cultural mission aimed at strengthening links between the North-West of England and Ireland. Tourism Ireland hosted a networking event at the Guinness Storehouse on day one of the visit, which was attended by Irish tourism industry leaders. The event also included a question-and-answer session with football legend Denis Irwin.   Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland; Nóirín Hegarty, Vice-Chair of Tourism Ireland; Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram; Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland; Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham; former Ireland international and Manchester United player Denis Irwin, at a networking event in the Guinness Storehouse hosted by Tourism Ireland.

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • In 2019, we welcomed 11.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of over €5.9 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 33 market sites available in 30 different countries in 11 language versions around the world.

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24 Mar 2022

Tourism Ireland board meets in Limerick