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 […]

Shortage of Chefs threatens the success of Tourism Industry Recovery – Restaurants Association of Ireland

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) today launched its Pre-Budget Submission 2017, “Putting Tourism, Hospitality and Food at the Centre of Our Recovery.” The plan outlines the RAI’s key issues that need to be addressed for the Restaurant and Hospitality sector ahead of Budget 2017. Shortage of Chefs has now reached crisis levels, and threatens the […]

Good Friday Alcohol Sale Ban To Cost Irish Tourism

The Restaurants Association of Ireland today criticises the ban of alcohol sales on Good Friday, saying that the law is unacceptable at such a busy time for the tourism, restaurant and hospitality industry. Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Adrian Cummins said that the law is not only affecting our tourism brand abroad, […]

The Restaurants Association of Ireland Launches 2016 General Election Manifesto

Next Government Needs to be Pro Jobs, Pro Tourism and Pro Small Businesses  The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), today, launches its 2016 General Election Manifesto.  The Manifesto which outlines key concerns to the restaurant industry calls on all political parties to commit to supporting investment in the Irish tourism and restaurant industry over the […]

Restaurants Association Of Ireland Criticises The Ban Of Alcohol Sales In Restaurants On Good Friday

The Restaurants Association of Ireland today criticises the ban of alcohol sales on Good Friday, saying that the law is unacceptable at such a busy time for the tourism, restaurant and hospitality industry. Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Adrian Cummins said that the law is not only affecting our tourism brand abroad, […]

Online Nominations Now Open for The Irish Restaurant Awards 2016

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is pleased to announce the 8th annual Irish Restaurant Awards. The awards help showcase the true talent that Ireland’s hospitality industry has to offer by acknowledging outstanding performers in the sector. The awards have grown steadily since its humble beginnings back in 2009, where just 70 restaurateurs gathered in Dublin for lunch […]

Restaurants Association Of Ireland Calls For Reduced Employer’s PRSI Rate In Budget 2016

The RAI are calling for the widening of PRSI bands which will bring minimum wage workers out of the tax net. Shortage of Chefs has now reached crisis levels, and threatens the success of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry. 5000 required in 2016. VAT rate of 9% must be retained until 2020 to ensure continued job growth […]

Restaurants Association of Ireland Search for Ireland’s Ultimate Foodie Town

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) have launched the search for Ireland’s premier foodie destination today. The ‘Foodie Towns 2015’ competition will see towns and communities from all over the country battle it out to be named Ireland’s top town/destination for a foodie experience.  Foodie Towns is now in its second year and is now […]

Restaurateurs Angered By Proposed Increase To Minimum Wage

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has expressed alarm and anger regarding proposals by the Low Pay Commission to increase the National Minimum Wage by 50 cent to €9.15. The National Minimum Wage in Ireland was introduced under the National Minimum Wage Act 2000. It currently stands at €8.65 per hour. An increase of 50 […]

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