Minister Ross Appoints Two New Members to Fáilte Ireland Authority

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News Release Thursday 23rd October 2019 Minister Ross Appoints Two New Members to Fáilte Ireland Authority 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. ENDS For further information please contact: Catherine Whelan, Communications Department, Fáilte Ireland 087 6449572 / 01 8847181 Note for editor Fáilte Ireland Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism development authority, was established in 2003 to guide and promote tourism as a leading indigenous component of the Irish economy. The tourism and hospitality industry is vital to the national economy, generating around €7.8 billio
Joe Dolan, President, Irish Hotels Federation. Picture by Shane O’Neill Photography.
News Release
Thursday 23rd October 2019
Minister Ross Appoints Two New Members to Fáilte Ireland Authority
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.
ENDS
For further information please contact:
Catherine Whelan, Communications Department, Fáilte Ireland
087 6449572 / 01 8847181
Note for editor
Fáilte Ireland
Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism development authority, was established in 2003 to guide and promote tourism as a leading indigenous component of the Irish economy.
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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.