Restaurants Association of Ireland concerned that new “latte levy” will hit already struggling businesses hard

The Restaurants Association of Ireland have released the below statement on the new “latte levy” announced by the government on Wednesday, which will see a 25-cent levy placed on disposable coffee cups and a significant price hike to many people’s morning coffees. Adrian Cummins, CEO of the RAI, said: “The…

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National Restaurant Voucher Launched Today

The Restaurants Association of Ireland have today launched the RAI Gift Voucher. The RAI have teamed up with Fáilte Ireland to bring you the perfect gift this Christmas. The Restaurants Association of Ireland have teamed up with Fáilte Ireland for 2019 to bring you the RAI Gift Voucher ahead of…

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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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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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