But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.
The watchdog will meet with its European counterparts on Friday to decide its next steps.
The route will go from 14 to 11 weekly flights, using larger aircraft on some services.
Fáilte Ireland says that Kilkenny and Galway are crying out for fresh accommodation.
The travel site said it is sitting on ‘significant’ data that could be used to reverse ‘soft’ bookings.
General manager Charles Coyle says several new attractions are in the pipeline.
The High Court challenge relates to tax laws for Europe-based workers.
Offaly council has made a pitch for State funding to get planning for the project off the ground.
The French automaker acquired a majority stake in the Irish company earlier this year.
Teagasc says agri-tourism innovation – from tours to quad bikes – could ‘breathe new life’ into rural areas.
Dismissed by some as blue-sky thinking, advocates say the proposal could ease Dublin constraints.
A State-sanctioned report says the travel sector should chase well-heeled tourists.
The hub has proposed more than 100 projects as it caters to another 10 million passengers from 2020.
Norwegian is the only local operator affected by the ‘airworthiness directive’.
Pat Rigney says the attraction will be up and running in early 2020 – at nearly double the cost.
DAA is targeting deep-pocketed executives and honeymooners with its ‘platinum services’ facility.
Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly said short-term letting has been a ‘welcome addition’ to the travel sector.
Analysts say there’s a reason the airline scheduled the outage for this time of year.
The IAG-owned carrier will grow its North American capacity by two-thirds over the next five years.
The no-frills airline’s new policy around cabin bags came into force today.