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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Presidents Report – January

President Liam Edwards

I hope everyone had a Happy Christmas and a Good New Year on both a personal and business level! Let’s hope there were more shows than no shows! We will tackle this issue head on before Christmas comes around again. We have had a busy December in the Association. On…

Read More

2018 Minimum Wage Rates

  Rates on or after 1 January 2018 Minimum hourly rate of pay % of minimum wage Experienced adult worker €9.55 100% Aged under 18 €6.69 70% First year from date of first employment aged over 18 €7.64 80% Second year from date of first employment aged over 18 €8.60…

Read More