Towns around the country will be able to compete for part of a new tourism fund of €15 million euro being announced today by Fáilte Ireland.

The new scheme will allow local authorities nominate two towns in their area for funding of between 250 and 500 thousand euro.

The aim of the fund is to boost the attractiveness and tourism appeal of towns.

Minister of State for Tourism Brendan Griffin will brief officials from all local authorities on the new investment scheme at an event in Dublin today.

Any applicants will have to fulfil criteria that includes the ability to attract international visitors.

CEO of Fáilte Ireland, Paul Kelly says international visitor numbers need to increase in order to offset the impending risks from Brexit:

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