President’s Report – May 2020

As we enter the 8th week of lock down it is fair to say that we as a nation have done a remarkable job in flattening the curve. An Taoiseach’s announcements on Friday has given clarity as to when our industry will reopen and when our recovery will begin which…

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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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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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