Strong hotel growth
Hotel group Dalata has reported strong growth in Dublin with encouraging signs of recovery outside the capital.
The company, which runs the Maldron chain along with several partner hotels, said it generated €35m in sales for the six months to the end of June, up 31pc on the same time last year. Operating profits for the year are expected to be between €7.5m to €8m, up from €5.3m, excluding the effect of acquisitions.
Pat McCann, chief executive, said business was positive in the first half of the year.
"There is continued strong growth in Dublin," he said.