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 […]

The Restaurants Association Of Ireland welcomes VAT Retention at 9% in Budget 2015

Budget 2015 gives much needed assurance of continued job creation with retention of VAT at 9% RAI welcomes government decision not to increase Excise The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) today praised the Government’s decision to retain the 9% VAT rate on tourism services in the Budget 2015 announcements. The Association however is discontented by aspects of […]

Restaurants Association of Ireland calls for the crisis shortage of chefs to be tackled in Budget 2015

• Shortage of Chefs has now reached crisis levels, and threatens the success of the Tourism Industry. • The RAI is also proposing 1000 work place apprenticeships for the Restaurant Sector. • VAT rate of 9% must be retained to 2020 to ensure continued job growth in tourism.   • Overheads must be reduced and regulatory burdens relieved for restaurants. • Reduce […]

Reduced 9% VAT Rate results in 31,584 new jobs. Report by the Restaurant Association of Ireland

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has published a report, entitled ‘9% VAT – Food, Tourism & Jobs – Rebuilding Ireland’s Economy’, highlighting the positive impact of the 9% VAT rate introduced in July 2011. Speaking about the launch of the report and the success of the reduced VAT rate, Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the […]

Restaurateurs Encourage Garth Brooks Fans to Visit Dublin and Attend Country & Western Events

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) is today encouraging Garth Brooks fans who were meant to travel to Dublin for the concerts to continue with their travel plans and partake in events organised by Fáilte Ireland instead.   400,000 concert goers were expected to arrive in Dublin to attend the five Garth Brooks concerts, but […]

All-Island Schools Cookery Competition Extended

The search is still on for Ireland’s best future chefs The Restaurants Association of Ireland have partnered with St. Angela’s College, Sligo, to deliver the Fine Dine at Mine All-Island Cookery Competition 2014.  The Fine Dine at Mine cookery competition is open to all students in post-primary schools on the island of Ireland and Youth reach […]

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