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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President’s Report – April

President Liam Edwards

It certainly was a Good Friday for the restaurant business last week and again I would like to thank Senator Billy Lawless and the VFI for getting the lifting of the alcohol ban over the line. Throughout the entirety of the process, he had the backing of the RAI.  …

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President’s Report: March

President Liam Edwards

As I head into my second year as president, I firmly believe Irish food is in a good place and is ready to explode onto the world stage. However, we are aware of the battles ahead and if last week taught us anything, you just never know what is around…

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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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