Presidents Introduction – December

So it is that time of year again and a welcome boost to business is expected. If Dublin is anything to go by, there is definitely a hint of festive cheer about – and it’s spreading. But let us be aware of the ‘no shows’ and cancellations. This has been…

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President’s Introduction – October

I hope the season is going really well. Tourist numbers are up and I do hope they are eating out and keeping your establishments busy this Autumn. I must thank all the TDs and ministers who attended our pre budget submission at Buswells Hotel. It was a great chance to…

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Presidents Introduction – September

Paul Simon sang there’s 50 ways to leave your lover, the government have close on 50,000 ways to keep the VAT rate at 9% – it’s called Jobs and continuing growth within this sector. The government must maintain it for the tourism industry throughout this country as it is vital for…

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Presidents Update August 2016

I hope the season is going really well. Tourist numbers are up and I do hope they are eating out and keeping your establishments busy this summer despite one day of beautiful bliss. On a slightly different note we have had a really busy month with two major issues dominating…

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Foodie Destinations 2016

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The Restaurants Association of Ireland is on the search for Ireland’s top Foodie Destination for 2016. Formerly known as Foodie Towns, the initiative was formed as part of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014 but proved to be so popular it became its own entity in 2015. Our aim is to…

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