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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Presidents Report – November

I have always said, in this industry you never know what is around the corner. On the weekend of the 13th of October, we hosted our 41st gourmet festival in Kinsale, which was completely sold out! We showcased all our local producers and restaurants and it was another successfully festival.…

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RAI Pre-Budget Submission launch Thursday 28th September

  For Immediate Release Thursday 28th September 2017 The Restaurants Association of Ireland’s Pre-Budget Submission signals alarm for Tourism & Hospitality Sector VAT 9% critical for 2018! The Restaurants Association of Ireland today launched its Pre-Budget 2018 submission “Sustaining jobs, maintaining competitiveness and delivering certainty for the Restaurant and Tourism…

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We’re hiring! Full-time Communications Executive

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is recruiting for a full-time Communications Executive Overview of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) The Restaurants Association of Ireland is the representative body for the restaurant industry in Ireland. The RAI now represents in excess of 2,200 members, with establishments representing full service restaurants,…

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