Confederation CEO admits Donegal tourism comments were ill informed

The CEO of the Irish Tourist Industry confederations says comments made by the Chairman of his organisation as it related to Donegal Tourism were ill informed but not intentional

Yesterday the head of Oideas Gael in Gleann Cholm Cille hit out at John Healy questioning his logic as it relates to tourism in Donegal -  Mr Healy stated that unless visitors are staying in the country for at least ten days they are unlikely to visit the northwest.

Liam Ó Cuinneagáin says such a view from a tourism leader is unacceptable as it gives the impression that tourism bodies have given up on Donegal.

Today the CEO of the confederation Ramon McKeown said that if he could, Mr Healy would take back his comments - He added that Donegal does face challenges in attracting tourist with access the key issue:

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