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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New Measures announced by Revenue don’t go a fraction of the way towards helping businesses, especially the Tourism and Hospitality sector

Adrian Cummins, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, stated: “Currently, thousands of workers are being laid off as we speak. A specific aid package for the Tourism and Hospitality sector need to be in place by Monday morning.” The Restaurant Association’s emergency demands are: Immediate reduction of the VAT…

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