Minister Charlie Flanagan Lends A Hand To Boost Tourism From Italy

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, has been visiting Italy, as part of a ‘Promote Ireland’ programme around St Patrick’s Day. The minister’s busy schedule included attending the ‘Greening’ of the famous Colosseum in Rome – which joined Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative once again this year, to celebrate the island of Ireland […]

IRISH TV Live Broadcast Brings New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade To Ireland And UK For First Time EverThe New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest and most renowned St. Patrick’s Day parade in America, will be broadcast live for the first time ever in Ireland and the UK on March 17th St. Patrick’s Day Parade officials have partnered with IRISH TV to facilitate the international broadcast of the 255th annual Parade that will see 200,000 people walk up Fifth Avenue on March 17th. “We are honoured that IRISH TV allows us to share this great celebration of St. Patrick and of Irish-American traditions and values with the people of Ireland,” said St. Patrick’s Day Parade Board Chairman John Lahey. “As we march behind Sen. George Mitchell, our grand marshal and a man respected and beloved in Ireland, and as we mark the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising, we send a message of unity back to our brothers and sisters in Ireland.” “When you think about the history of the parade since 1762, it’s such an iconic celebration of all things Irish, just a perfect alignment,” said Eamonn Donlyn VP of IRISH TV America. “As we get set to launch IRISH TV across the US, it is great for us to be able to connect Irish communities on both sides of the ocean with this live broadcast, which is exactly the premise of the channel.” “IRISH TV is our ideal international TV partner and we are thrilled to have them on board, and we are thankful to have them join our wonderful host station, WNBC-TV 4 in New York, who have been great partners in bringing this international broadcast to fruition,” said Hilary Beirne, Executive Secretary of the parade. IRISH TV’s coverage will keep the broadcast intact, with husband and wife team, Tommy Smyth and Treasa Goodwin Smyth anchoring the coverage as hosts for WNBC-TV 4. “New York has always been so connected to Ireland, and in the year of 2016, we are excited to transport our viewers to New York for one of the best St. Patrick’s Day events on the planet,” said IRISH TV CEO, Pierce O’Reilly. IRISH TV will also return to Armagh on St. Patrick’s Day for a live broadcast of their celebrations. Ireland’s ecclesiastical capital Armagh last year watched as their city celebrations were showcased to the world in a spectacular programme that captured the essence of Armagh, its surroundings and its culture. Speaking on the announcement IRISH TV presenter and Ulster Director Malachi Cush said, “It has been another very exciting year for IRISH TV, we continue to be committed to bringing a local flavour to television screens across the country and I am particularly proud that for the second year IRISH TV will return to broadcast Armagh’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations live. This is a great opportunity to let people both at home and abroad enjoy what is one of the most anticipated and celebrated parades from the Ecclesiastical capital Armagh, the development that the annual New York St Patrick’s Day parade will be broadcast live on IRISH TV directly after Armagh’s will place Armagh at the heart of the Global celebrations.” Armagh’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade airs from 1.30pm to 3pm before going LIVE from New York’s Parade on March 17th from 3pm to 7pm on IRISH TV SKY 191 Irish TV can be viewed on Sky channel 191, all Free to Air boxes, Freesat 400, Eircom’s eVision 191 and online at www.irishtv.ie

The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest and most renowned St. Patrick’s Day parade in America, will be broadcast live for the first time ever in Ireland and the UK on March 17th St. Patrick’s Day Parade officials have partnered with IRISH TV to facilitate the international broadcast of the 255th annual […]

Emigration has left older people ALONE this St. Patricks Day

This St. Patricks Day, ALONE, the charity that provides services to older people in need, is highlighting one of the less obvious effects of emigration on our society. ALONE report that the continued high levels of emigration, particularly of our young people, is leaving thousands of older people without familial support systems they once had. […]

Emigration has left older people ALONE this St. Patricks Day

This St. Patricks Day, ALONE, the charity that provides support to older people in need, is highlighting one of the lesser known effects of emigration. ALONE report an increase in the number of older people requiring their services as a direct result of their children and grandchildren emigrating.   Recent Eurostat figures showed that Ireland now has […]

Everybody’s Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day- Corrigan Brothers new single releases March 12th

Ireland’s Corrigan Brothers , the band from Limerick  whose International Hit “There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama” charted all over the world and saw them invited to President Obama’s Inauguration release “everybody’s Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day” to celebrate the feast of Saint Patrick. Guitarist with the band, Brian Corrigan said “We wanted […]

Tourism Ireland Announces ‘Global Grenning’ Lineup for ST Patrick’s DayY 2014

 UNESCO World Heritage Site Petra, the Holmenkollen ski jump and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland® Paris join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening for St Patrick’s 2014 –   Tourism Ireland has lined up a fairytale ending for St Patrick’s Day this   year, as Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland® Paris, the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo and the UNESCO World […]

It’s Going to be “Glas Vegas” this St Patrick’s Day!

– Pyramids of Giza, Christ the Redeemer Statue, Little Mermaid and ‘Welcome’ Sign in Las Vegas to go green for the first time ever, as part of Tourism Ireland’s ‘Global Greening’ on 17 March –    In a major coup for Irish tourism, an ancient wonder of the world – the Pyramids of Giza – and a […]

Christ the Redeemer Statue,St Patricks Day,Brazil,Go Green,Rio de Janeiro

The iconic Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will ‘go green’ for the first time ever, to mark St Patrick’s Day in 2013. The announcement was made yesterday evening by President Michael D Higgins, the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro Orani João Tempesta and Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons, during […]

St Patrick’s Global Celebrations are Launch Pad for Major First Half Overseas Tourism Drive

The London Eye, Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Table Mountain in South Africa, the Empire State Building in New York, the Sky Tower in Auckland – and for the first time ever, Niagara Falls and the TV tower in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz – are just some of the iconic buildings and attractions around the world which will […]