Laois Restaurants Win At Leinster Regional Finals Of Irish Restaurant Awards 2018

The first of four regional finals in this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, last night where 165 awards were presented to the country’s leading chefs, restaurants and pubs.   Over 550 people attended the Leinster Regional Final on Wednesday evening where the top establishments in each county were named. […]

Report Shows Tourims VAT Increase Will Cost Jobs

Restaurants Association of Ireland, CEO, Adrian Cummins has today expressed deep concern about any increase to the 9% VAT rate for Tourism. The Association has launched its economic impact report by Economist, Jim Power which assesses the impact a 1% increase in the VAT rate would have on the sector.   The food service and […]

Restaurants Association Of Ireland Urges Government To Retain 9% VAT Rate

The Restaurants Association of Ireland today is urging the Government to retain the 9% VAT rate for the tourism and hospitality industry. The reduction in the VAT rate to 9% has improved the competitiveness of the Accommodation and Food Services sector since it was introduced, and has also helped ensure the viability of many businesses […]