Restaurant Scam – Credit Card – Members Alert

Notice – Restaurant Scam Dear Member, It has been brought to our attention that a scam to get credit card details from establishments is underway. A company claiming to be the Trademark Office are ringing establishments claiming that your business name is being ‘patented’ or your domain name if .ie…

Read More

Presidents Introduction – December

So it is that time of year again and a welcome boost to business is expected. If Dublin is anything to go by, there is definitely a hint of festive cheer about – and it’s spreading. But let us be aware of the ‘no shows’ and cancellations. This has been…

Read More

President’s Introduction – October

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 Autumn. I must thank all the TDs and ministers who attended our pre budget submission at Buswells Hotel. It was a great chance to…

Read More

Presidents Introduction – September

Paul Simon sang there’s 50 ways to leave your lover, the government have close on 50,000 ways to keep the VAT rate at 9% – it’s called Jobs and continuing growth within this sector. The government must maintain it for the tourism industry throughout this country as it is vital for…

Read More

Foodie Destinations 2016

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is on the search for Ireland’s top Foodie Destination for 2016. Formerly known as Foodie Towns, the initiative was formed as part of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014 but proved to be so popular it became its own entity in 2015. Our aim is to…

Read More

Presidents Introduction – July

Britain gone from Europe twice in one week – now that’s a headline! The Irish hospitality industry remains in very uncertain ground about what impact the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will have on their business. In both the short and long term, this decision will undoubtedly bring turmoil.…

Read More