President’s August Report

President Liam Edwards

Dear Member, I think over the last eight months I have mentioned the changing Irish weather in over half of my reports, but it has become a major factor in our business. At times, the weather can certainly be a positive for the hospitality industry in Ireland but sadly, this…

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President’s Report – July

President Liam Edwards

Dear members,   Hope we are all enjoying the sunshine!   Every quarter we hear a report that visitor numbers is up in the country. We were also informed that in 2017 €2 billion was spent on food drink in the country. Our industry employs over a quarter of a…

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The Smokin’ Butcher Competition 2018 Launched

the smokin' butcher

Award-winning butcher Hugh Maguire is calling for chefs in Ireland to put their skills and creativity to the test by taking part in his 2018 ‘The Smokin’ Butcher’ Smoked Black Pudding Competition. The contest, open to all chefs in Ireland (Republic and Northern Ireland), looks for a two-course menu championing Hugh’s…

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Deliveroo to Add Hundreds of Restaurants to Platform

Deliveroo has revealed that ‘Marketplace+’ is the company’s next step to becoming the definitive food company. Having built its own extensive delivery network of 35,000 riders worldwide (900 in Ireland), that bring amazing meals direct to customers’ doors, the platform will now also host restaurants with their own individual delivery…

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President’s June Report

President Liam Edwards

Dear member, As the sun is shining and we are all feeling a bit happier I have decided to keep my June report positive. On the 14th of May we hosted our 10th Annual All-Ireland Restaurant Awards and it was our most successful so far. Over 1,000 attended on the…

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Dine in the Dark for NCBI

Dine in the Dark is back and is bigger and better than ever. Ireland’s premier food celebration will return this coming October for a full month. This year only 50 venues can register to hold an exclusive Dine in the Dark event and receive event management support from the Dine…

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President’s Report – May

President Liam Edwards

Has summer finally arrived or is there another twist in the tale of one of our longest winters? The weather now has become a major factor in our business and costly one. While we all know this year held our worst winter in a long time, there are lot of…

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