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President’s Report May 2022

President’s Report May 2022

Welcome to my President's Report for May, Hello everyone, my name is Paul Lenehan and I’m honoured to have been installed as the 25th president the Restaurants Association of...

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President’s Report April 2022

President’s Report April 2022

Welcome to my President's Report for April 2022, This will be my 36th and final newsletter as my extended term as President comes to an end. I would like to take this opportunity...

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President’s Report March 2022

President’s Report March 2022

Welcome to my Presidents Report for March 2022. As our focus shifts entirely to the people of Ukraine and the devastation that has been inflicted by Vladimir Putin and his...

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President’s Report February 2022

President’s Report February 2022

Welcome to my Presidents report for February 2022. I am delighted to be writing in a somewhat un-restricted trading environment. It has been a long road and our newfound freedom...

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President’s Report January 2022

President’s Report January 2022

Welcome to your January newsletter,  I would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. It is not hard to beat previous Januarys when I think of this time...

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President’s Report December 2021

President’s Report December 2021

Last month I had welcomed the easing of certain restrictions that would ensure we had a healthy trading period through December. Days after releasing last month's newsletter the...

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President’s Report November 2021

President’s Report November 2021

I hope the Halloween & Autumn period kept you and your staff very busy and we can now look forward to the festive period. This time last year we were at level 3 lockdown and...

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RAI Statement – Budget 2022

RAI Statement – Budget 2022

Restaurants Association of Ireland describe Budget 2022 as disastrous for Hospitality & TourismIncrease of VAT rate to 13.5% next September a blow for Tourism RecoveryA still...

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President’s Report October 2021

President’s Report October 2021

Welcome to the Presidents report for October, As the Budget approaches, the team in RAI headquarters have been extremely busy preparing our Pre-Budget submission. This document...

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RAI Pre-Budget Submission 2022

RAI Pre-Budget Submission 2022

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has today released its Pre-Budget 2022 Submission. Speaking about the asks of the restaurant and wider hospitality industry, Adrian...

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President’s Report September 2021

President’s Report September 2021

Welcome to my Presidents report for September 2021. It is hard to believe that the kids are back to school after what feels like an 18 month long summer. I hope you got to enjoy...

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President’s Report August 2021

President’s Report August 2021

Welcome to your August newsletter,   July proved to be a very challenging month. Our reopening date was originally the 5th of July which was postponed due to the Delta Variant....

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President’s Report July 2021

President’s Report July 2021

Welcome to your July newsletter,  We are now entering the 17th month of the pandemic & the 17th month of severe business restrictions. We have made sacrifices in our business...

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President’s Report – May 2021

President’s Report – May 2021

Welcome to your May newsletter,  Summer is upon us and we are still restricted in our capabilities, we are now 14 months locked down in some way, shape or form. An...

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President’s Report – April 2021

President’s Report – April 2021

Welcome to your April newsletter,  I hope the Easter weekend was extremely busy for those that were offering a takeaway or delivery service and if not that the CRSS was of some...

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President’s Report – March 2021

President’s Report – March 2021

Welcome to your March newsletter,  After a very long and dark winter a touch of spring is in the air and we can look forward to brighter days ahead. It is hard to believe we are...

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Presidents Report – November 2020

Presidents Report – November 2020

Welcome to your November newsletter,  As we enter the third week of level 5 restrictions and the rest of Europe follows suit, it seems likely that the level will only be reduced...

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President’s Report – June 2020

President’s Report – June 2020

The weather has been absolutely glorious, and it is hard for one not to think what a season we would be having right now if it was not for this Pandemic. As the days and weeks go...

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President’s Report – May 2020

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...

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