IFEX 2020 is Back and Registration is NOW OPEN

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, IFEX – Northern Ireland’s leading and largest food, drink, hospitality and retail event – is returning to Titanic Exhibition Centre (TEC) and registration is now open. A must-attend event, IFEX 2020 will provide buyers with the chance to discover emerging trends; meet with hundreds of future-focused…

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Sign up for the RAI Gift Voucher

The Restaurants Association of Ireland recently launched the RAI Gift Voucher, and we are encouraging members to sign up and support this initiative.  The RAI Gift Voucher can be used in participating RAI member restaurants, cafes, gastropubs, and hotel restaurants. Join almost 100 other RAI members and sign up to…

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Restaurants Association of Ireland hits back at proposed Calories on Menus legislation

CEO Adrian Cummins highlights negatives of government “ramming through” new legislation, “nanny-statism at its best”. The Restaurants Association of Ireland are outraged at proposed new legislation, which would see displaying calories on menus becoming mandatory for all restaurants, pubs, catering establishments and eateries. Adrian Cummins, CEO of the Restaurants Association…

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Chef Work Permits Update

From 1st January 2020 the following changes will take effect regarding chef work permits. There will no longer be a quota restriction on chef work permits Commis Chefs will now be an applicable category for chef work permits The labour market needs test will now be required to be four…

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New Chef work permits announcement welcomed by Restaurants Association of Ireland

“Massive step forward towards solving Chef skill shortage in hospitality” The Restaurants Association of Ireland have welcomed the announcement today from Heather Humphreys, T.D., Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, regarding chef work permits in Ireland. The new announcement will see all chef grades now eligible for work permits, with…

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