New Zealand Winegrowers 2019 Sommelier Scholarship recipients announced

New Zealand Winegrowers is pleased to announce the 18 successful sommeliers chosen to participate in the 2019 New Zealand Winegrowers International Sommelier Scholarship. The New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship is a global initiative with sommeliers from Australia, Asia, Canada, Europe, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and…

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President’s Report – December 2018

President Liam Edwards

  Dear Members, Earlier this month we heard the welcome news that Home Economics is to be made compulsory until Junior Certificate. While this is not over the line just yet the efforts of everyone in St. Angela’s college must be recognised. I would also like to give a mention to…

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Human + Kind’s €4m deal with Wyndham

Human + Kind’s €4m deal with Wyndham Human+Kind skincare brand has teamed up with Hunter Amenities to launch its first line of hospitality amenities for hotels, airlines, and other travel and leisure clients. Human+Kind, which is based in Cork, and Hunter Amenities have already secured a first deal worth US$4.5m…

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Java Republic

Java Republic can provide premium coffee, organic tea and luxurious hot chocolate for your restaurant. The demand for a high-quality coffee has grown exponentially in recent years. Consumers now expect you to raise the bar and if you serve them a poor quality hot beverage you will lose out on…

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Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 Commonly known as Banded Hours Bill President signed into law on 25th December 2018. Will come into effect from first week in March 2019. WRC will be doing information campaigns for both employees and employers from January. Section 20 tabled by Willie O’Dea that sought…

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Minimum Wage 2019

Rates on or after 1 January 2019 Minimum hourly rate of pay % of minimum wage Experienced adult worker €9.80 100% Aged under 18 €6.86 70% First year from date of first employment aged over 18 €7.84 80% Second year from date of first employment aged over 18 €8.82 90%…

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President’s Report – November

President Liam Edwards

When I look back at my 2-year tenure as the President of the Restaurants Association of Ireland I will remember October 2018 as giving me one of my highest and one of my lowest points. At the beginning of October, a county in Ireland received not one, but three Michelin…

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Deliveroo – Next Delivery Town Competition

Deliveroo asks customers to nominate next delivery town in competition Company reveals 2018 expansions have reached nearly 100,000 more Irish households Deliveroo 2018 expansion reaches nearly 100,000 more Irish households Deliveroo doubles numbers of restaurants available to customers Competition launched to nominate new expansion location Nominater of winning town to…

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