Kilkenny Named Foodie Destination of the Year 2018

Foodie Destinations, a competition run by the Restaurants Association of Ireland and sponsored by FBD Insurance has named Kilkenny Foodie Destination 2018 and Kinsale Foodie Town 2018.   In recent months the Foodie Destinations 2018 nominees were carefully whittled down to just ten entrants. The finalists included Irish hot spots…

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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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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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IRGS Golf Outing

IRGS Christmas Outing The Irish Restaurants Golf Society (IRGS) Christmas Golf Outing is taking place on Monday the 27th of November in Baltray Golf Club with a mouth watering dinner in Hotel Scholars Townhouse, Drogheda to follow. This event is the last outing of 2017 and based on last year, one not to…

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Presidents Report – October 2017

Another season down! I hope it was a busy one. It has been a busy September in the Association. A few weeks ago we launched the Global Hospitality Tech Summit in conjunction with Food & Bev Live which will be held in City West on February 6th and 7th 2018.…

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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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