Incredible Edibles Growing Project Promotes Healthy Food Culture in Irish Primary Schools

    Galway School is crowned the 2018 Incredible Edibles Winners   This September, fourth class students from St Patrick’s Primary School in Galway were recognised as the 2018 Incredible Edibles first place winners. Almost 1,300 schools across Ireland participated in the 2018 Incredible Edibles programme. The winners were celebrated…

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President’s Report – September

President Liam Edwards

Last Wednesday I travelled to the wonderful location Lisnavagh House for the announcement of this year’s Foodie Destinations winner. This year’s competition was very impressive with my very own town of Kinsale winning Foodie Town of the Year and Kilkenny winning Foodie Destinations of the Year. I would like to…

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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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President’s August Report

President Liam Edwards

Dear Member, I think over the last eight months I have mentioned the changing Irish weather in over half of my reports, but it has become a major factor in our business. At times, the weather can certainly be a positive for the hospitality industry in Ireland but sadly, this…

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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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The Smokin’ Butcher Competition 2018 Launched

the smokin' butcher

Award-winning butcher Hugh Maguire is calling for chefs in Ireland to put their skills and creativity to the test by taking part in his 2018 ‘The Smokin’ Butcher’ Smoked Black Pudding Competition. The contest, open to all chefs in Ireland (Republic and Northern Ireland), looks for a two-course menu championing Hugh’s…

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Deliveroo to Add Hundreds of Restaurants to Platform

Deliveroo has revealed that ‘Marketplace+’ is the company’s next step to becoming the definitive food company. Having built its own extensive delivery network of 35,000 riders worldwide (900 in Ireland), that bring amazing meals direct to customers’ doors, the platform will now also host restaurants with their own individual delivery…

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President’s June Report

President Liam Edwards

Dear member, As the sun is shining and we are all feeling a bit happier I have decided to keep my June report positive. On the 14th of May we hosted our 10th Annual All-Ireland Restaurant Awards and it was our most successful so far. Over 1,000 attended on the…

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