Media Coverage – January 2024

Media Coverage – January 2024

High costs could cause ‘wave’ of restaurant closures – RAI

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has said it expects a wave of food business closures to continue over the coming months, after more than 280 closed in the last six months of 2023.

Irish Restaurant Awards 2024 Launch For Their 15th Year

The much-anticipated Irish Restaurant Awards 2024 were officially launched last month at the Marker Hotel, kicking off the 15th year of the prestigious awards.

Call for ‘urgent action’ to increase taxi supply

“The scarcity of taxis is disrupting the dining experience for our customers, with many facing challenges just getting to and from rural and urban restaurants,” said Adrian Cummins, CEO of the Restaurant Association of Ireland.

Closed for business: How the hospitality sector is being wrecked by the perfect storm

IN THE latter half of 2023, 280 Irish restaurants and cafés were forced to close for good; 50 in November alone, too gravely wounded even to cling on until December for one last pay day in what is usually the most lucrative month of the hospitality calendar.

Ready to become a member?

Find out more about the benefits of memberships
with the Association here.