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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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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