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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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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September – Presidents report

Dear Member, I hope you all had a good summer and managed to get a break at some stage! Firstly, I would like to congratulate West Cork on being named Ireland’s premier Foodie Destination 2017. I would also like to congratulate the Top 10 destinations which included us (Kinsale), although…

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