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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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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Mike Butt Award 2017

Pól Ó Conghaile   Pól Ó Conghaile is travel editor at The Irish Independent and Independent.ie. He is also a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller, Cara Magazine and other global publications. He was named Travel Writer of the Year for the UK and Ireland at the recent British Guild…

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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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President’s Report – February

So it’s been decided… the 26th of February. The country is now in countdown mode. With new T.D.’s soon to be entering the Dail, we have the challenge of educating them on the issues that face our industry. However, there are also huge opportunities available as there will be new…

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RAI and Olive Learning partner to launch digital training packages for RAI members

The Restaurant Association of Ireland and Olive Learning have partnered to launch a new online training platform, available for purchase by all association members. Olive Learning is an established provider of training platforms, using cutting edge technology and a background in compliance to create high-quality, custom digital training. Typically a…

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