Irish Hotels Federation Elects Aisling Arnold As Chair Of Donegal Branch

By Robert McHugh
Irish Hotels Federation Elects Aisling Arnold As Chair Of Donegal Branch

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has elected Aisling Arnold, general manager of Arnolds Hotel in Dunfanaghy, as Chair of its Donegal Branch.

She takes over the role from former Donegal Branch Chair, Paul Diver.

'Tremendous Asset'

“I want to congratulate Aisling on her election," said Michael Magner, IHF President.

"Her commitment to our sector and extensive experience are a tremendous asset to the IHF as we continue to advocate for members at the highest levels of government."


Arnold is a fourth-generation hotelier and member of the IHF’s National Council.


She has been actively involved in the running of Arnolds Hotel since 2013, Arnold took over the role of general manager in 2016.

She previously worked as a chartered accountant with Deloitte and has acted as a consultant on a number of privately owned businesses and for clients of the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal.

'Great Honour'

“It is a great honour to have been elected Chair of the Donegal Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation," said Arnold.

"Hotels and guesthouses throughout Donegal make such a vital contribution to local tourism and our wider economy.

"I look forward to representing them and working closely with my Donegal Branch colleagues Niall Coffey and Carolynne Murray as we engage with government and industry partners to address the challenges, we face head on."


Cost Concerns

Arnold went on to say that a particular concern for the Irish hotel sector is the high cost of doing business within the industry.

She has called for swift action from the government on the matter.