Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D., has announced the appointment of two new members to the Fáilte Ireland Authority – the National Tourism Development Authority.
The two new board members are:
Joe Dolan, Hotelier, The Bush Hotel, Leitrim
Stephen Dowling, Global Vice President of Digital for Adidas
Minister Shane Ross commented:
“Tourism is a vital contributor to our economy and supports approximately 265,000 jobs. The two new appointments to the Board of Fáilte Ireland are all well qualified for the positions and have demonstrated their suitability to act as members of the Board. I believe that their skills and experience will be a great asset to the work of Fáilte Ireland in supporting and developing the Irish tourism sector and I wish them well in their role.”
Welcoming the appointments, Fáilte Ireland Authority Chairman Michael Cawley said:
“I am delighted to welcome the two new members to the Board where their skills, expertise and commitment will be a valuable addition to our deliberations as Fáilte Ireland seeks to develop Irish tourism and assist the sector to maximise the potential it has to create employment, generate revenue and contribute to the nation’s economic progress.”
The appointments have been made following a public application and shortlisting process conducted by the Public Appointments Service. They will take effect from November 15th 2019.