Restaurant and Hospitality Sector cautiously welcomes the Government’s announcement regarding the easing of COVID restrictions

The Restaurant Association of Ireland has cautiously welcomed the Government’s latest announcement regarding the entitled “Reframing the Challenge, Continuing Our Recovery and Reconnecting” plan. Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins said, “The announcement made this evening by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin T.D. goes a long way in terms of outlining a roadmap […]

Jump In Jobs In Hotels And Restaurants

Jobs for chefs, hotel workers and restaurant staff are up according to the latest Jobs Index., Ireland’s number one recruitment website, recorded a 22% year on year increase in vacancies in the hotel and catering sector, with fierce competition within the industry to recruit experienced chefs.   The sector’s 9% tourism VAT rate, […]

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 […]

COSMO Restaurants Expands In The Republic of Ireland

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD was on hand to announce the creation of 60 new jobs in Liffey Valley, with COSMO Restaurants opening a 280-seater restaurant in early December.  In addition to this, plans are also underway to open two further restaurants in the Dublin area within the next 18 […]

Roadwatch Guide to Marseille: Eating Out & Night Life

Eating Out You certainly won’t be short on places to eat in Marseille with a variety of restaurants dotted throughout the city covering numerous specialities.  One dish that is hugely popular and that you’ll spot on offer in many places is the local bouillabaisse dish, which is basically a fish stew. Considering it’s a port […]

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Ireland v Scotland: While You’re There

Compiled by Adrian Harmon and Noel Byrne, AA Roadwatch Buses, Trams and Taxis Accomodation Things to Do Places to Eat Useful Contacts Discounts Buses, Trams and Taxis If you’re staying in the city centre, you’ll probably make your way around Edinburgh on foot but you could also get a bus, tram or taxi. FYI: Make sure […]

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Wales v Ireland: Your Six Nations Guide To Cardiff

– Compiled by Noel Byrne & Adrian Harmon, AA Roadwatch Ireland take on Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Friday 10th March. The game kicks-off at 8:05pm in what is expected to be a fiercely contested and highly entertaining encounter. If you’re planning on making your way to Cardiff for the match, we want […]

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Wales v Ireland: While You’re There

– Compiled by Noel Byrne and Adrian Harmon, AA Roadwatch While You’re There Once you’ve arrived in Cardiff, you’ll want to make the most of your time, however short. With that in mind this page has all the info you’ll need, from where to stay, eat, drink, dance and climb walls. You’re welcome. Accommodation Things […]

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Restaurant Body Warns of Further Closures as Local Authorities Destroy Small Rural Restaurants

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has warned of inevitable job losses in rural communities as local authorities continue to increase rates and destroy small restaurants. Based on a recent business survey carried out by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, it was found that most participants have experienced an increase in their rate charges in the […]