There was a 2 per cent rise in the number of tourists coming to Ireland in February compared to the same month last year.
590,000 people took a trip here last month, according to new CSO figures.
There was a 9 per cent rise in visits by people from America and Canada - but British visitors fell by 2 per cent.
The number of Irish people heading abroad went up by 13 per cent to over 556,000.
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