Presidents Introduction – July

Britain gone from Europe twice in one week – now that’s a headline! The Irish hospitality industry remains in very uncertain ground about what impact the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will have on their business. In both the short and long term, this decision will undoubtedly bring turmoil.…

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Brexit Huge Blow to Irish Tourism

The Restaurants Association of Ireland CEO, Adrian Cummins, has expressed disappointment at the outcome of the UK referendum reiterating the need for the Irish Government to immediately take urgent steps to allay the concerns for the Restaurant and Tourism sector about the implications of this vote. He stated, “The outcome…

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Neven Maguire Honoured With Prestigious Award

Restaurants Association of Ireland,  Symposium 2016 ‘Nurturing Talent, Exploring Trends’ held in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. June 2016

The Restaurant Symposium provides an important business and social platform for Restaurant Owners, Managers, Chefs, industry professionals, service and product suppliers. This year, some of the biggest names in the industry came together to share insights, nurture ideas and to help formulate strategies that will help drive business over the next twelve months.

Neven Maguire Honoured With Prestigious Award Tuesday, 7th June 2016, Dublin The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) is delighted to announce that Neven Maguire of MacNean House & Restaurant was awarded the 2016 ‘Mike Butt Award’. The Restaurants Association of Ireland ‘Mike Butt Award’ is presented to individuals in honour…

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President’s Report – June

So to say it’s been busy would be an understatement! The Irish Restaurant Awards Food Oscars Final was held last month and a great night was had at the DoubleTree by Hilton with a beautiful meal presented to over 950 guests by the top chefs in our industry. There was…

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President’s Introduction – May

Snow at the end of April now that’s a first! I really do hope we get a summer for 2016. In the past few months, I’ve seen people who visit Ireland are generally more positive – especially when they visit the food and hospitality industry. The country is slowly seeing a…

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Sean McKiernan Announced as Seanad Nominee

RESTAURANTS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND ANNOUNCES SEANAD NOMINEE 31st March 2016, Dublin. The Restaurants Association of Ireland is delighted to announce its Seanad Election 2016 and Industrial and Commercial Panel nominee as Sean McKiernan. McKiernan is the current Deputy Chairman of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board and is standing…

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Presidents Report – April

This is my second and final year of being president of the association and what a great honour it was, that I welcomed the eighth annual Connaught Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards to my hometown of Sligo. A fantastic evening was had at all of the regionals, but I’ll be slightly…

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President’s Report – March

As Johnny Logan once sang what’s another year? It only seems like yesterday that I wrote my first presidents report, it’s hard to believe that I’m going into my final term. To say it has been busy would be an understatement! I’ve calculated I have clocked up 76,000 kilometres between land…

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