Numbers visiting Ireland increase
The number of tourists visiting Ireland rose 4.4 per cent between November and January, figures published today by the Central Statistics Office show.
A total of 1,248,300 visits to Ireland by overseas residents were recorded in the period, an increase of 52,900 on the same time last year.
Trips by visitors from the US increased by 12.2 per cent to 159,200 while European visitors, excluding those from the UK, increased by 5.2 per cent to 425,600.
The number of people visiting from the UK increased only slightly in the period, up by 0.6 per cent to 584,100, while visitors from Australia, Africa, South America and Asia increased by 16.1 per cent to 79,400
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