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 […]

New Failte Ireland Guidelines are Bizarre- McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has sharply criticised the new and updated guidelines issued by Fáilte Ireland for restaurants describing them as bizarre and a step too far. The new guidelines suggest that no more than six people are allowed at a table in restaurants and cafés and that a record must be kept of what […]

Top Tips For A Balanced Veggie Diet

Source: Baraka Vegetarian Restaurant via Facebook So you’ve recently decided to become a vegetarian or a vegan, or feel like your diet is lacking, or just want some new recipe ideas? Then you’ve come to the right place. Switching to a plant-based diet is a great choice to make, and there aren’t a great number […]

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 […]

Top Tipperary Restaurants Acknowledged in Countdown to Awards

The countdown is on to the Irish Restaurant Awards All-Ireland final in the DoubleTree by Hilton on Monday, May 16th. With less than four weeks to go, the Irish Restaurant Awards pay tribute to three of county Tipperary’s best eateries. Larkin’s Bar & Restaurant was named as the Co. Tipperary finalist for Bunzl McLaughlin’s Best […]

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 […]

93% of Restaurants surveyed have passed on the VAT reduction

This week the Restaurants Association of Ireland, the representative body for Restaurants in Ireland conducted a member’s survey regarding the effect of the abolishment of the Joint Labour Committees on July 7th this year. The survey of 148 Restaurants nationally also focused on the % of Restaurants who have passed on the VAT reduction. Results […]