President’s Report – May 2020

As we enter the 8th week of lock down it is fair to say that we as a nation have done a remarkable job in flattening the curve. An Taoiseach’s announcements on Friday has given clarity as to when our industry will reopen and when our recovery will begin which…

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RAI Trade Members Compton Solicitors offer expert advice on: Covid 19: Restaurants operate as Takeaway

Emergency Legislation for Restaurants: An Emergency Exempted Development Act has been passed lifting planning restrictions to allow restaurant businesses adapt to the closure of their sit-in restaurant premises by operating as takeaway businesses. For the period of this emergency:“development consisting of a change of use from use for the sale…

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Restaurants Association of Ireland welcomes Government order for all Restaurants & Cafés to limit their supply to take away and deliveries only from midnight tonight due the COVID-19 pandemic

According to the Restaurants Association of Ireland, while the increase in measures is welcome, a bespoke hospitality aid package is required for our industry immediately Adrian Cummins, CEO of The Restaurants Association of Ireland, has welcomed the decision today by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), which includes an…

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Redundancy Information

Employers must follow certain procedures when an employee is made redundant. Redundancy occurs where an employee loses their job due to circumstances such as the closure of the business or a reduction in the number of staff. The Redundancy Payments Acts 1967–2014 provide a minimum entitlement to a redundancy payment…

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