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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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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Incredible Edibles Growing Project Promotes Healthy Food Culture in Irish Primary Schools

    Galway School is crowned the 2018 Incredible Edibles Winners   This September, fourth class students from St Patrick’s Primary School in Galway were recognised as the 2018 Incredible Edibles first place winners. Almost 1,300 schools across Ireland participated in the 2018 Incredible Edibles programme. The winners were celebrated…

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President’s Report – September

President Liam Edwards

Last Wednesday I travelled to the wonderful location Lisnavagh House for the announcement of this year’s Foodie Destinations winner. This year’s competition was very impressive with my very own town of Kinsale winning Foodie Town of the Year and Kilkenny winning Foodie Destinations of the Year. I would like to…

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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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President’s August Report

President Liam Edwards

Dear Member, I think over the last eight months I have mentioned the changing Irish weather in over half of my reports, but it has become a major factor in our business. At times, the weather can certainly be a positive for the hospitality industry in Ireland but sadly, this…

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President’s Report – July

President Liam Edwards

Dear members,   Hope we are all enjoying the sunshine!   Every quarter we hear a report that visitor numbers is up in the country. We were also informed that in 2017 €2 billion was spent on food drink in the country. Our industry employs over a quarter of a…

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