President’s Report – July

President Liam Edwards

Dear members,   Hope we are all enjoying the sunshine!   Every quarter we hear a report that visitor numbers is up in the country. We were also informed that in 2017 €2 billion was spent on food drink in the country. Our industry employs over a quarter of a…

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Presidents report – April 2017

I was delighted to be elected president of the RAI in the wonderful Ashford castle on the 6th of March. I was born and reared in kinsale, was also born into the industry. My father bought our restaurant 46 years ago and since then we have seen the up and…

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Nominations now open for #FoodOscars

Nominations for the #FoodOscars are now open to the public via www.irishtimes.com/irishrestaurantawards Wednesday, 11th January 2017 The Restaurants Association of Ireland are delighted to announce that the nominations for the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017 are now open. The public are able to choose their favourites across 20 categories including Best…

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RAI Presidents Report January 2017

As the song says “What’s another year?”  It’s hard to believe that this is my third last President’s report which I have to say I’ll miss a little bit . It only seems like yesterday that I wrote my first President’s report and can’t believe that I’m going into my…

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Communications Executive Position

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 2,000 members, with establishments representing full…

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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…

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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…

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