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  • Irish emigrants make 1.7 million trips home annually

    Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

    Irish emigrants make 1.7 million journeys home every year, according to Garret Fitzgerald. The former Taoiseach made the statement in an article highlighting the extraordinary nature of Irish foreign travel.

    He highlights the following facts:

    • In 2007, Irish people made 7.7 million trips abroad.
    • Ireland attracts 4.5 million tourist a year.
    • There are one million business visits.
    • A total of 15 million round trips are made to and from Ireland every year.

    Read the entire article on the Irish Times website.