RAI Trade Members Compton Solicitors offer expert advice on: Covid 19: Restaurants operate as Takeaway

Emergency Legislation for Restaurants: An Emergency Exempted Development Act has been passed lifting planning restrictions to allow restaurant businesses adapt to the closure of their sit-in restaurant premises by operating as takeaway businesses. For the period of this emergency:“development consisting of a change of use from use for the sale…

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President’s Report – March 2020

Welcome to my Presidents Newsletter for March, I hope there were more positives than negatives to take from the month of February which I know was a huge challenge for many restauranteurs. We have been through an election and it looks like there is a stalemate and a possibility of…

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Sign up for the RAI Gift Voucher

The Restaurants Association of Ireland recently launched the RAI Gift Voucher, and we are encouraging members to sign up and support this initiative.  The RAI Gift Voucher can be used in participating RAI member restaurants, cafes, gastropubs, and hotel restaurants. Join almost 100 other RAI members and sign up to…

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New Chef work permits announcement welcomed by Restaurants Association of Ireland

“Massive step forward towards solving Chef skill shortage in hospitality” The Restaurants Association of Ireland have welcomed the announcement today from Heather Humphreys, T.D., Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, regarding chef work permits in Ireland. The new announcement will see all chef grades now eligible for work permits, with…

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President’s Report – December 2019

Welcome to the Presidents report for December. The busiest period on the calendar for many restaurants has finally arrived. December has always been a month I have enjoyed in hospitality. Make the most of it, January may be a challenging month for us. December is also a time where many…

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