Human + Kind’s €4m deal with Wyndham

Human + Kind’s €4m deal with Wyndham Human+Kind skincare brand has teamed up with Hunter Amenities to launch its first line of hospitality amenities for hotels, airlines, and other travel and leisure clients. Human+Kind, which is based in Cork, and Hunter Amenities have already secured a first deal worth US$4.5m…

Read More

Java Republic

Java Republic can provide premium coffee, organic tea and luxurious hot chocolate for your restaurant. The demand for a high-quality coffee has grown exponentially in recent years. Consumers now expect you to raise the bar and if you serve them a poor quality hot beverage you will lose out on…

Read More

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 Commonly known as Banded Hours Bill   At Seanad Second Stage – was debated on 20th November last – next stage will see amendments tabled by Minister Regina Doherty. Minister Doherty stated that she wants the bill to be passed before Christmas Section 20 tabled…

Read More

President’s Report – November

President Liam Edwards

When I look back at my 2-year tenure as the President of the Restaurants Association of Ireland I will remember October 2018 as giving me one of my highest and one of my lowest points. At the beginning of October, a county in Ireland received not one, but three Michelin…

Read More

RESTAURANTS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND CALL BUDGET 2019 “A THOUGHTLESS BUDGET”

budget 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RESTAURANTS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND CALL BUDGET 2019 “A THOUGHTLESS BUDGET” ZERO REGARD FOR RESTAURANT SECTOR PARTICULARLY RURAL AND BORDER S.M.Es GOVERNMENT TURNS ITS BACK ON TOURISM Tuesday 9th October 2018 Speaking about the increase, Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland said, “This was…

Read More

President’s Report – October

President Liam Edwards

Dear members, There can be no doubt it’s been a busy season in our sector, and while we are fighting our #KeepVat9 campaign, we are not denying that we are in a better position now than we were in 2011. Yet, there are many new factors that have entered the…

Read More

Incredible Edibles Growing Project Promotes Healthy Food Culture in Irish Primary Schools

    Galway School is crowned the 2018 Incredible Edibles Winners   This September, fourth class students from St Patrick’s Primary School in Galway were recognised as the 2018 Incredible Edibles first place winners. Almost 1,300 schools across Ireland participated in the 2018 Incredible Edibles programme. The winners were celebrated…

Read More

President’s Report – September

President Liam Edwards

Last Wednesday I travelled to the wonderful location Lisnavagh House for the announcement of this year’s Foodie Destinations winner. This year’s competition was very impressive with my very own town of Kinsale winning Foodie Town of the Year and Kilkenny winning Foodie Destinations of the Year. I would like to…

Read More