RAI Benevolent Fund – New Application Form

The Restaurants Association of Ireland Benevolent Fund was founded in March 1996 for the purpose of supporting people from the hospitality & catering industry who had fallen on hard times. The Benevolent Fund is for those currently or previously involved in the hospitality & catering industry in Ireland. Our aim is to…

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LYIT School of Tourism

LYIT School of Tourism, Killybegs, Co. Donegal is having another excellent year; increasing student intake and delivering a range of programmes for students and professionals in the hospitality industry.  In the past year, the Campus in Killybegs has been allocated €3M from the Higher Education Authority for capital investment, which…

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Foodservice Forum Aug 2017

   Foodservice Forum The Trinity Suite, Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 11.00am on Thursday, 31st August 2017   AGENDA Budget 2018 Update 9% VAT & Excise Duty Rising Insurance Costs Shortage of Chefs and Skilled Labour Sunday Premiums Minimum Wage and Low Pay Commission EHO Meeting Cost of Doing…

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August President’s Report

Dear Member, It was “Good Friday” for the restaurant business with the decision to allow restaurants to open on this day in the future. It really was a small step in the right direction for our business. It was never going to make or break us, but personal I feel…

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Top 10 Foodie Destinations

Voting opens Tuesday 25th July at 12pm The Restaurants Association of Ireland is pleased to announce the top ten finalists in the ‘Foodie Destinations’ competition 2017.  The competition aims to celebrate Ireland’s unique and wonderful food offerings and to encourage local food tourism initiatives across the country. Applications for the…

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Senior Executive – Training

Senior Executive Development Programme Restaurants Association of Ireland in partnership with Optimum Results are running a Senior Executive Development Programme Starting 26th September 2017.   COURSE OVERVIEW This intensive and practical training programme has been tailored according to the specific needs of busy restaurant owners and managers. Attendees will participate…

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