President’s Report – June 2019

Dear Members, Firstly I would like to congratulate all of the winners and nominees in our 11th annual Irish Restaurant Awards held in the Burlington Hotel on May 8th. It was a fantastic evening, an evening that celebrated everything special in our industry. It is a night we can network…

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President’s Report – May 2019

Firstly I would like to thank everybody across the sector for the unbelievable support that I have received since taking on the role as President. The AGM in The Europe Hotel in Killarney was a fantastic day and night. It was highly rewarding and very insightful. It is not often…

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Branch Meetings Spring / Summer 2019

Free and open to members and non-members. Branch / information meetings are an opportunity for our Chief Executive Adrian Cummins to brief you on what the RAI is currently working on, issues within the sector and answer any questions that you may have. Date County Location Time Monday 29th April …

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President’s Report – December 2018

President Liam Edwards

  Dear Members, Earlier this month we heard the welcome news that Home Economics is to be made compulsory until Junior Certificate. While this is not over the line just yet the efforts of everyone in St. Angela’s college must be recognised. I would also like to give a mention to…

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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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RESTAURANTS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND CALL BUDGET 2019 “A THOUGHTLESS BUDGET”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RESTAURANTS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND CALL BUDGET 2019 “A THOUGHTLESS BUDGET” ZERO REGARD FOR RESTAURANT SECTOR PARTICULARLY RURAL AND BORDER S.M.Es GOVERNMENT TURNS ITS BACK ON TOURISM Tuesday 9th October 2018 Speaking about the increase, Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland said, “This was…

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President’s Report – October

President Liam Edwards

Dear members, There can be no doubt it’s been a busy season in our sector, and while we are fighting our #KeepVat9 campaign, we are not denying that we are in a better position now than we were in 2011. Yet, there are many new factors that have entered the…

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