FINE Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has rejected claims made by US Presidential hopeful, Senator Bernie Sanders, that Norwegian Airlines International is merely a flag of convenience. She has compared the opposition to Norwegian Airlines flying between Cork and Shannon airports and the United States, to the negativity and opposition that faced Ryanair when it sought out a licence to fly to the UK in 1986.
County Mayor says it’s “insulting to the people of Cork” as US congressmen attempt to block Cork – Boston flights
THE Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea has outlined his disappointment and wholeheartedly rejects a proposed US Bill which is to be put forward by four US Representatives to block the first US Flights to Cork from Boston by Norwegian Air International.
CORK South-West election candidate Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has expressed serious concern about the possible delay to the introduction of Cork-to-Boston flights under the 2007 ‘Open Skies’ agreement. A low-cost airline is due to operate flights from Cork to the US from May but now the deal in jeopardy.
AFTER years of trying, false dawns, set backs and disappointments, the nation’s second busiest airport is finally set to see direct, scheduled flights to the USA. Cork Airport has warmly welcomed the announcement from low cost carrier Norwegian that it plans to operate a direct Cork-Boston service from next May and that it also intends to launch a new Cork-New York service in 2017. A Cork-Barcelona service is also planned
Labour TD Michael McCarthy has welcomed the decision that Ireland is to be the first country to be granted access to the US market following the lifting of the ban on European meat. “The ban had been in place since for more than a decade following the BSE scare in the 1990s. The announcement today to permit full access to the US market offers enormous potential for Irish producers and
Are you a craftsperson, artist or designer making quality Irish made designs and interested in entering the USA market? www.irishmadegifts.com is an online shop that represents over 60 makers of quality Irish craft. IrishMadeGifts is travelling to The Ireland Show next April 2015 to represent makers. We will be dealing directly with shop owners who are interested in Irish gift ideas.
FOR the second year running, Ireland has been named “Best Tourism Destination” by frequent travellers in the US. In a survey conducted during 2013, more than 22,000 readers of American travel magazine Global Traveler named Ireland their favourite tourism destination overall.
A PRESTIGIOUS travel publication showcasing Chléire Haven on Cape Clear hit the newsstands in the United States this month, profiling ‘glamping’ and yurt holidays here to thousands of avid American readers and potential holidaymakers. The current edition of National Geographic Traveler, the world’s most widely-read travel magazine with a circulation of about 8.5 million readers, includes an article titled “Ireland’s Green Scene” with some great ideas for boutique camping
HOLLYWOOD star Maureen O’Hara has returned to the USA according to the Irish Examiner.
THE real Big Fella may have been from Clon, but a cardboard cut-out of national hero Michael Collins from Dunmanway is proving to be an internet sensation in its own right. The cut-out found in a hayshed in Dunmanway has been adopted by Dunmanway lad John Grace and a group of friends who have brought the Big Fella on tour with them to the United States where they are working
A BERE Island woman was among a record number of 37 Irish Fulbright Awards that were officially announced at an event at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin recently. Niamh Daly from Ballinakill, Bere Island is a PhD candidate in the Archaeology Department at University College Cork and also completed an undergraduate and Master’s Degree at UCC.
TOPFLIGHT’S Long-Haul division, WeTravel2, has been rebranded as Topflight WorldWide and to coincide with the overall rebranding, the travel experts have just launched the brand new Topflight USA & Canada Brochure with a portfolio of even more great holiday options than ever before as well as some Hot New Destinations. So, just in time for Christmas, you can start dreaming about your 2012 holiday adventure and let Topflight WorldWide make