National Restaurant Voucher Launched Today!

The Restaurants Association of Ireland have today launched the RAI Gift Voucher. The RAI have teamed up with Fáilte Ireland to bring you the perfect gift this Christmas. The Restaurants Association of Ireland have teamed up with Fáilte Ireland for 2019 to bring you the RAI Gift Voucher ahead of the Christmas season. Members of […]

Foodie Destinations 2019 Applications Open Now!

The Restaurants Association of Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of Foodie Destinations 2019! Applications are now open and can be submitted until the 11th July at 12 noon. Foodie Destinations was launched yesterday in Kilkenny, who were the winners of Foodie Destinations in 2018. The Restaurants Association of Ireland are behind the initiative, with FBD returning as the official sponsor for the third year running.   […]

11% VAT Increase Will Cost 12,000 Jobs Ahead of Hard Brexit

Any increase in VAT will severely affect restaurants located in rural regions, along with businesses in border counties.   Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), CEO, Adrian Cummins has today expressed deep concern about any increase to the 9% VAT rate for tourism-related goods and services. In accordance with a recent Jim Power economic report released […]

Reduced VAT Rate Results In New Jobs In Offaly

In Q1 2018 alone, 171,700 workers were employed directly in the Accommodation and Food Services sector and the total gross annual wage paid to those workers was €3.98 billion. In Q1 2018, it is estimated that 2,815 workers were employed directly in the Accommodation and Food Services sector in County Offaly. Total employment in the Accommodation and […]

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, […]

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