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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Tourist Earnings.

Thursday, 27 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 3

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Mr. Donegan: Information on Patrick S. Donegan Zoom on Patrick S. Donegan asked the Taoiseach [420] the tourist earnings in each of the years 1961 to 1965, inclusive.

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty The estimated receipts from visitors to the State in each of the years 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964 were £43.5 million, £45.6 million, £49.8 million and £58.8 million, respectively. The corresponding figure for the year 1965 is not yet available.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish Is the Taoiseach satisfied that the method employed in determining tourist earnings is reasonably accurate?

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass I think it is.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish Could the Taoiseach describe it in a brief way?

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass No. Articles have been published in the Statistical Bulletin setting out the method. The figures certainly permit of a comparison between one year and another.

Mr. James Tully: Information on James Tully Zoom on James Tully It is made by sample card, is it not?

Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton Zoom on Mark A. Clinton Is there an estimated figure for 1965?

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass Not yet.


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