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Chairman of Irleand's tourism authority resigns over Italy vacation

The chairman of Fáilte Ireland, Michael Cawley, has resigned after the Irish Independent revealed that he traveled to Italy despite the country advising citizens to avoid trips abroad that are non-essential.

In addition, Fáilte Ireland has launched a "no place like home" marketing campaign to encourage people to stay inside the country.

Cawley, who is the former chief operating officer of Ryanair, has stated that he does not "wish to allow this issue to become a distraction from the important work of Fáilte Ireland in rebuilding the Irish tourism industry" and that he is in support of the government's tourism policy.

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