Media Coverage – March 2023

Clare Restaurant Owners Fears Closure Over Significant Surge In Operating Costs – Clare FM

“Restaurant Owners in Clare are expressing concerns over the viability of their business amidst a significant surge in operating costs. It comes as a new survey shows more than half of restauranteurs fear they’ll be forced to shut their doors for good this year. Research carried out by the Restaurants Association of Ireland shows that 67% of restauranteurs fear closure over the next twelve months.”

Four in five restaurants will look to increase prices over the coming year – Midwest Radio

“A third of those surveyed reported an increase in energy bills of more than 100 per cent in the past six months. Adrian Cummins, chief executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, says rising costs have put the sector under pressure.”

Nearly two-thirds of restaurants worried about closing in the next 12 months- research finds – LovinDublin

“Concerns and fears over the future of small businesses in Ireland have been growing in the hospitality sector
A survey has found that 65% of participating Irish restaurants are concerned about closing in the coming months, with inflation and staffing pressures cited as the leading cause for concern.”

Only alcohol-free bar in Dublin closes its doors – The Irish Times

“The Restaurants Association of Ireland has warned that the country is experiencing a crisis in the hospitality sector.”

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