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  • Approved Suppliers - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
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  • Winner of Foodie Towns 2015 is... The Burren! - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    entirety has never told its food story but that has really come to fruition this year A big thank you from all of us Tina O Dwyer Burren Food Trail The runner up announced was Derry who also performed very well in the competition and have proved themselves to be one of the top foodie destinations in Ireland They were very narrowly beaten and gained the biggest amount of public votes Derry is certainly a big contender for next year s competition ones to watch for sure As someone who spends a lot of time travelling in Ireland I ve been thrilled to witness the growth and development of the country s food scene There is real momentum now and judging the Top 10 has made me want to re visit these destinations ASAP The Burren has done something that 10 years ago few would have thought possible It has turned what was once thought of as a desolate National Park into a thriving foodie destination Any town community or region interested in developing their food product should take a field trip as soon as they can The Burren really is now best practice Pól Ó Conghaile Travel Editor of The Independent and independent ie It was incredible to see the high calibre of applications for this year s Foodie Towns As food tourism grows in popularity it is great to see so many places putting local food at the forefront of the visitor experience The Burren s strong collaborative food network and ethos of joined up thinking ensures that its unique food story is delivered to every visitor on the ground I would like to congratulate The Burren as winners of this year s Foodie Town award which is sure to further boost their profile as an outstanding food

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  • Restaurants Association of Ireland calls for Reduced Employer’s PRSI rate in Budget 2016 - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    proposed minimum wage increase Current Proposal 1 from Government Proposal 2 from Government Suggestion from RAI Increase min wage by 50c Increase min wage by 50c and reduce higher rate of USC by 2 Increase min wage by 50c and increase PRSI threshold Hours 40 40 40 40 Rate 8 65 9 15 9 15 9 15 Gross Pay 346 366 366 366 PAYE 5 74 9 74 9 74 9 74 USC 7 78 1 5 3 5 7 9 16 1 5 3 5 7 8 61 1 5 3 5 5 9 16 1 5 3 5 7 PRSI weekly pay band 38 352 AO 356 01 500 AL 356 01 500 AL 38 400 AO Employee s PRSI 0 0 14 64 4 14 64 4 0 0 Employer s PRSI 29 41 8 5 39 35 10 75 39 35 10 75 31 11 8 5 Net Pay 332 48 332 46 333 01 347 10 A minimum wage increase benefits no one but the Government An increase in the minimum wage to 9 15 must be accompanied with a widening of PRSI weekly pay band to alleviate the unbalanced cost attributed to the employer Shortage of Chefs Re establishment of CERT the former State Tourism Training Agency Speaking on the crisis RAI Chief Executive Adrian Cummins commented CERT the Former National Tourism Training Agency was established in 1963 It ceased to operate and was closed down in May 2003 The restaurant sector are calling for the immediate re establishment of CERT which the tourism and hospitality sector held in high esteem while it was operational It was fit for purpose and serviced the industry with skilled labour during its operational years Currently 1800 chefs qualify each year from certified culinary training programmes There is a deficit of 5000 chef trainees annually VAT rate of 9 must be retained until 2020 Since the VAT cut 32 558 Jobs were created in Tourism Restaurants Regarding the 9 VAT rate Chief Executive Adrian Cummins warned that it is critical that the reduced VAT rate is kept in place for until 2020 in order for the Irish economy to remain competitive When the economy went into decline restaurants endured falling numbers of diners rising prices and great financial uncertainty with many having to close their businesses Money generated by this reduced VAT rate however has kick started a reversal of fortunes Since the VAT cut employment in the restaurant and tourism sector increased by approximately 22 300 direct jobs with an additional 10 258 indirect jobs which gives a total employment increase of 32 558 This growth will continue if VAT at 9 remains in effect said Adrian Cummins Adrian Cummins CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland says that the VAT rate is crucial to the survival of restaurants the length and breadth of the country Restaurateurs are entrepreneurs the government needs to be reminded of that When a restaurant opens or expands they will create several

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  • Foodie Towns Finalists Announced - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    a pre arranged visit by a pair of independent assessors in the coming weeks This assessment will be combined with a national public voting campaign where the public can choose their winning foodie destination out of the ten finalists this can be done through www foodietowns ie Both components will carry equal weight in the overall score The winning town destination will be crowned Foodie Town of Ireland 2015 in October A national public voting campaign begins today with each of the ten finalists canvassing the country to vote for them Online voting will take place via www foodiestowns ie from Friday 11th September at 12 noon featured Popular Latest Comments Restaurants Association of Ireland slams Dublin City Council for Sunshine Tax on Outdoor Seating June 22 2015 By Restaurants Association President s Report February February 08 2016 By Restaurants Association Bord Bia announces Belleek Castle as Just Ask Restaurant of the Year 2014 February 04 2014 By raireland Human Resources Officer vacancy Restaurants Association of Ireland February 04 2014 By raireland View all Posts President s Report February February 08 2016 By Restaurants Association Investment Returns to the Irish Hospitality Sector at Hospitality Expo RDS January 14 2016 By

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  • The search for Ireland's premier Foodie Town 2015 begins - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    its second year and is now separate to the Irish Restaurant Awards due to its success in 2014 The Foodie Town of Ireland award will recognise a town destination that actively promotes itself through joint promotional activities such as food festivals gourmet trails or farmers markets as well as great dining experiences for locals and visitors alike The winning Irish town destination will have established a local producer supplier network which is utilised and promoted by local businesses Plans for future growth and investment into the food and hospitality industry at a local level will also be taken into consideration by judges Education training development and employment will be key components of the ultimate foodie destination Applications can be made by downloading the form on www foodietowns ie and sending it to us by email or post by Monday 7th of September For more information please do not hesitate to contact the RAI events team on 01 677 9901 or email events rai ie Wishing you the best of luck featured Popular Latest Comments Restaurants Association of Ireland slams Dublin City Council for Sunshine Tax on Outdoor Seating June 22 2015 By Restaurants Association President s Report February February 08 2016 By Restaurants Association Bord Bia announces Belleek Castle as Just Ask Restaurant of the Year 2014 February 04 2014 By raireland Human Resources Officer vacancy Restaurants Association of Ireland February 04 2014 By raireland View all Posts President s Report February February 08 2016 By Restaurants Association Investment Returns to the Irish Hospitality Sector at Hospitality Expo RDS January 14 2016 By Restaurants Association Nominations now open for Irish Restaurant Awards 2016 January 11 2016 By Restaurants Association Presidents Report January 2016 January 07 2016 By Restaurants Association View all Posts http www 365daysofwellness net activity p 380698 on

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  • Restaurateurs Welcome Strong Growth in Overseas Visitors - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    campaign to keep the VAT on food and hospitality at 9 Over 33 000 jobs have been created since the introduction of the VAT rate at 9 Measures like the reduction of VAT in 2011 The Gathering The Wild Atlantic Way and the newly established Ireland s Ancient East work hand in hand to bring visitors into the country and keep them coming back Mr Cummins added This growth is of enormous importance for the country considering the contribution tourism makes to the wider economy by supporting 250 000 jobs The Governments tourism policy statement includes targets to be achieved by 2025 of an extra 50 000 jobs in the tourism sector and 10million overseas visitors These targets are attainable as long as the 9 VAT rate is set as a permanent VAT rate and much needed investment in tourism and hospitality training takes place over the coming years We look forward to working with Minister Donohoe and our partners in the tourism industry to keep driving forward both overseas and domestic tourism Today s CSO figures on Overseas Travel show CSO figures for the first half of 2015 confirm growth of 11 7 in overseas visitors to Ireland for the first half of 2015 an additional 407 100 visitors when compared with January to June 2014 This represents growth from our four market areas around the world Britain 9 4 North America 15 Mainland Europe 13 Germany 12 France 13 Spain 15 Italy 32 Benelux 11 Nordic region 5 Other Areas 12 For further information please see the Dept of Tourism website featured Popular Latest Comments Restaurants Association of Ireland slams Dublin City Council for Sunshine Tax on Outdoor Seating June 22 2015 By Restaurants Association President s Report February February 08 2016 By Restaurants Association Bord Bia announces

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  • RAI See No Rationale Behind the Proposed Increase in the National Minimum Wage - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    to the Low Pay Commission sets out the key arguments Ireland has one of the highest minimum wage packets on the planet seventh highest An increase in the minimum wage will stifle job creation The last increase in the minimum wage was in 2007 before the recession Now is not the time to increase the minimum wage We will lose competitiveness if there is an increase An increase in the minimum wage would have a disproportionate negative impact on restaurants outside of the Greater Dublin Area Economic activity in rural Ireland is still very fragile Excessive wage growth fuelled the Irish economic bubble and helped undermine the competitiveness of the economy This ultimately contributed to the collapse of the economy from 2008 onwards Given the still fragile nature of Ireland s recovery and the difficult environment for the Restaurant sector increasing The National Minimum Wage which would have a push through effect on wages up the line does not make any sense Mr Cummins commented I have spoken to members across the country and they were in a state of disbelief that there was talk of increasing wages when restaurants are struggling to keep their doors open An increase in the Minimum Wage will stifle job creation and cause further emigration at a time when youth unemployment stands at 21 6 Ends Notes to the Editor The restaurant sector is highly labour intensive and so wage costs account for a significant part of total operating costs It is estimated that in the Hotel Restaurant Sector labour costs account for 50 of total input costs and around 11 of workers in the sector are on the minimum wage An increase in the minimum wage would add to wage demands up the line and add significantly to total input costs For a

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  • featured Archives - Page 3 of 3 - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    approval of Bill Displaying Calories on Menus Calories on Menus will cost each Restaurant 5000 to implement The Restaurants Association of Ireland RAI is extremely concerned at the government s proposal to introduce calorie information on menus in restaurants nationwide The Read More Irish Restaurant Awards By raireland on February 03 2014 in News The Restaurants Association of Ireland is delighted to welcome back the Irish Restaurant Awards for 2016 This will be the 8th annual awards since its humble beginnings back in 2009 where 70 restaurateurs gathered in Dublin for lunch to celebrate each other s successes In 2015 the Irish Restaurant Awards consisted Read More Prev 1 2 3 Popular Latest Comments Restaurants Association of Ireland slams Dublin City Council for Sunshine Tax on Outdoor Seating June 22 2015 By Restaurants Association President s Report February February 08 2016 By Restaurants Association Bord Bia announces Belleek Castle as Just Ask Restaurant of the Year 2014 February 04 2014 By raireland Human Resources Officer vacancy Restaurants Association of Ireland February 04 2014 By raireland View all Posts President s Report February February 08 2016 By Restaurants Association Investment Returns to the Irish Hospitality Sector at Hospitality Expo RDS January

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