Tourism Industry and Product Development Division


The work of the Tourism Industry and Product Development division is split into three main areas:

  • Tourism Industry Development
  • Tourism Product Development
  • Greenways

Tourism Industry Development

Key responsibilities include:

  • matters relating to the corporate governance of Fáilte Ireland;
  • policy issues relating to tourism development and structures;
  • policy responsibility for the enhancement of quality and standards (including the framework for the registration and approval of visitor accommodation under the Tourist Traffic Acts); and
  • policy responsibility for enterprise development, human resource and training issues in the industry.

Tourism Product Development

Key responsibilities include:

  • policy responsibility for capital investment in Fáilte Ireland’s Experience Brands and individual tourism attractions as laid out in Fáilte Ireland’s Tourism Investment Strategy 2016 – 2022;
  • policy responsibility for State support of national and regional festivals and participative events; business tourism; and international sports and cultural events;
  • matters relating to the development of niche tourism sectors including food and drink, angling, golf, cruise, adventure, activities and heritage tourism; and
  • support and preparation for the hosting of EURO 2020 football tournament in Dublin in June 2020.

If you require any further Departmental information, you can contact:

Tourism Industry Development on +353 (0)64 66 27208

Tourism Product Development on +353 (0)1 604 1240

Or alternatively you can email:


A wide range of public and private sector bodies also play a direct or indirect role in the development of Ireland’s tourism experience. These include:

  • national and local bodies (including local authorities) involved in planning, providing and managing environmental and transport infrastructure;
  • national and local heritage organisations, who are responsible for key attractions;
  • locally-based tourism groups and LEADER companies, and their parent or funding bodies, who are directly involved in supporting small-scale developments;
  • the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service and Garda National Immigration Bureau; and
  • public and private transport operators – from airlines to local bus operators.