RAI President Anthony Gray – November

November report  A hearty thanks to those who attended the branch meetings to date. It was great to meet and hear the challenges that we all face in our industry from you as members and give some advice and showcase the work we do for you.  We as an organisation…

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Winner of Foodie Towns 2015 is… The Burren!

RESTAURANTS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND ANNOUNCES FOODIE TOWNS 2015 WINNER The Restaurants Association of Ireland are delighted to announce that the winner of Foodie Towns 2015 is The Burren. After a rigorous few weeks of applications, town visits and near to 9,000 online votes, The Burren have beaten the competition and…

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President’s Update October 2015

I must start by saying how much I love Autumn, the changing colours of the trees and the summer sun in October, but it also brings its challenges. As members you must remember effective membership is about participation. A hearty thanks to those who have attended the branch meetings so…

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Foodie Towns Finalists Announced

The Restaurants Association of Ireland today announced their top 10 finalists in the ‘Foodie Towns’ competition 2015. In the search for Ireland’s premier food destination, applications from all over the country were thoroughly assessed and narrowed down by an independent panel of judges. There was some tough competition this year,…

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President Update – September

I have been harping on for what seems like months now about Minister Noonan’s 2016 Budget. It is now only six weeks away until Budget announcements.  Together, we must remind our local politicians just how successful the VAT reduction has been for the hospitality industry. We must also explain the…

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