Presidents Report – January

President Liam Edwards

I hope everyone had a Happy Christmas and a Good New Year on both a personal and business level! Let’s hope there were more shows than no shows! We will tackle this issue head on before Christmas comes around again. We have had a busy December in the Association. On…

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2018 Minimum Wage Rates

  Rates on or after 1 January 2018 Minimum hourly rate of pay % of minimum wage Experienced adult worker €9.55 100% Aged under 18 €6.69 70% First year from date of first employment aged over 18 €7.64 80% Second year from date of first employment aged over 18 €8.60…

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New bill prohibits zero hour contracts

Dear Members, We draw your attention to a New Bill published today which will prohibit zero hour contracts in most circumstances. Employment and Social Protection Minister, Regina Doherty, T.D. publishes the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017. The Bill delivers on the commitment in the Programme for a partnership Government to tackle the problems…

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Presidents Report – December

President Liam Edwards

As the year comes to an end and before we can reflect on our year in business, we have what is a very important period in our trade, Christmas. City members have seen an increase in business year on year for the last 5 years, however there is one problem…

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IRGS Golf Outing

IRGS Christmas Outing The Irish Restaurants Golf Society (IRGS) Christmas Golf Outing is taking place on Monday the 27th of November in Baltray Golf Club with a mouth watering dinner in Hotel Scholars Townhouse, Drogheda to follow. This event is the last outing of 2017 and based on last year, one not to…

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Presidents Report – October 2017

Another season down! I hope it was a busy one. It has been a busy September in the Association. A few weeks ago we launched the Global Hospitality Tech Summit in conjunction with Food & Bev Live which will be held in City West on February 6th and 7th 2018.…

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