President’s Report – November 2019

It is hard to believe we are into the final quarter and preparing for Christmas. The past month was a very exciting time for our industry, Michelin stars were awarded in venues across the country bringing our total stars up to 18. There is a feeling of pride within our Industry,…

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President’s Report – October 2019

Welcome to my October newsletter. As we roll into the Autumn, the first Storm of the season  “Lorenzo” paid us a visit. Met Éireann had been sending reports out of a ferocious storm of significant force that had Ireland in its path. The warning system was then downgraded to an…

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President’s Report – August 2019

Welcome to the president’s report for August. The Weather has been fantastic and many of our customers are finding alternative means of dining. They are making the most of the great weather, enjoying the BBQ at home and hosting dinner parties. We get enough bad weather and of course they…

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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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Kilkenny Named Foodie Destination of the Year 2018

Foodie Destinations, a competition run by the Restaurants Association of Ireland and sponsored by FBD Insurance has named Kilkenny Foodie Destination 2018 and Kinsale Foodie Town 2018.   In recent months the Foodie Destinations 2018 nominees were carefully whittled down to just ten entrants. The finalists included Irish hot spots…

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