Irish Hotels Federation Elects Michael Magner As Its 40th President

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has announced that Michael Magner has been elected as its 40th president, succeeding Denyse Campbell. The IHF is the national organisation of the hotel-and-guesthouse sector in Ireland, representing over 900 hotels and guesthouses nationwide, employing over 65,000 people across the sector.


‘Full Potential’

“As a Cork hotelier, I am all too aware of the impact tourism has right across our country, supporting over a quarter of a million livelihoods,” said Magner of his appointment. “Sixty-five thousand people are employed directly in hotels and guesthouses, all making an enormous contribution to villages, towns and cities the length and breadth of the country. It’s vitally important that we have the right conditions in place to live up to our full potential as Ireland’s leading indigenous industry.”



Magner is a hotelier with 30 years’ experience. He has been an active member of the IHF since 2006 and served as chair of the Cork branch, a two-year term as national vice-president, and as a member of its National Council and Management Committee. Magner currently sits as chair of the Cobh Heritage Trust and a director of the board of Visit Cork.


‘Energy And Dynamism’

“The quality and calibre of people within this industry remain key to our success. From personal experience, it’s an industry with an energy and dynamism like no other, and one with so many opportunities,” said Magner.


“I want to ensure that we continue to nurture an environment that attracts and retains talent, and where people are supported to thrive and flourish.”

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