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  • RESTAURATEURS SUPPORT PRO JOBS AND PRO TOURISM BUDGET 2016 - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    9 into 2016 is crucial to not only the sustainability of restaurants and businesses in the tourism sector but also to job creation and the continued growth of our economy The success of the lower rate of VAT is evident in the 32 558 new jobs that have been created since its introduction in 2011 and in the savings of 651 million to the Exchequer in the past four years This is the correct decision by the Government it keeps Irish tourism competitive attracts overseas visitors and most importantly allows for the creation of a further 50 000 jobs in the tourism and hospitality sector in the upcoming years says Adrian Cummins The RAI also called on the Government to reduce the current rate of excise duty While there was no reduction the RAI are relieved that there was no increase in excise duty in Budget 2016 Ireland pays the highest excise duty on wine in Europe Excise has increased by 62 since 2012 Restaurateurs also welcome the reduction in costs of accepting card payments as Interchange fees charged on retailers when they accept card transactions are to be halved incentivising the retailer to encourage their customers to pay by card Adrian Cummins Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland said that the budget that was delivered today would bring a positive response from the industry Notes to the Editor The Irish restaurant industry employs 72 000 people 1 in 4 tourism jobs and contributes 2 billion to the Irish economy each year Irish restaurateurs pay the highest catering wage rate in Europe Ireland has the highest excise duty on wines in Europe Irish food costs inputs are 18 above the European average Cost of Food Preparation Report commissioned by Fáilte Ireland ENDS For further information contact Adrian Cummins

    Original URL path: http://www.rai.ie/restaurateurs-support-pro-jobs-and-pro-tourism-budget-2016/ (2016-02-18)
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  • President's Report - February - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    or ferry Alcohol can also be sold in a licensed theatre and in gold clubs Guests staying in hotels can be served alcohol as long as it is taken with a meal But let s forget about the rest of the country restaurants and Gastro pubs Tough luck Have you ever heard anything as ludicrous Moving swiftly on What a phenomenal success the Irish Restaurants Awards have become I d personally like to thank our media partner the Irish Times for all their help and assistance while not forgetting the Team at the RAI offices The next few months are busy for the Association and myself with regionals finals branch meetings the AGM Presidents dinner and of course the main event the Irish Restaurant Association Awards Both myself and the association are looking forward to meeting our members at our country wide branch meetings over the next few months So busy times ahead and hopefully busy restaurants too These meetings are informative on topical issues and a great way to network with fellow restaurateurs and associates Our monthly council meeting took place at the RDS It was very well attended with some very good topics that are affecting restaurants in their regions being raised by council members These will certainly be addressed by the association over the coming weeks Please feel free to bring up any matters that may concern you with your regional chairperson who sits on council This country has weathered the storm now it s time to dance in the rain Let s offer the local domestic and international visitor the finest fresh produce that this land has to offer along with value for money and a customer service that s the best in the world It s up to us what we make of 2016 Finally

    Original URL path: http://www.rai.ie/presidents-report-february/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Bakery Archives - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    launch digital training packages for RAI members By Restaurants Association on December 16 2015 in Bakery The Restaurant Association of Ireland and Olive Learning have partnered to launch a new online training platform available for purchase by all association members Olive Learning is an established provider of training platforms using cutting edge technology and a background in compliance to create high quality custom digital training Typically a Read More 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 Super Chef

    Original URL path: http://www.rai.ie/category/bakery/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Investment Returns to the Irish Hospitality Sector at Hospitality Expo RDS - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    a Pro Chefs Live Stage where leading members of the Restaurants Association of Ireland will demonstrate dishes that sell and produce margins A spectacular 600 Sq Ft Honeymoon Concept Suite by Conbu Design will provide hoteliers with the latest ideas and inspiration for upgrading any guest room but will be particularly useful for those seeking to capture a bigger share of the Wedding market given the increased volumes expected from overseas same sex weddings Many exhibitors are also showing furniture décor lighting and complete fit out solutions The Business Advice Centre provided by DIT College of Catering offers one to one mentoring and business advice on a range of topics and includes a series of Free Admission Seminars on everything from Finance Tools to Kitchen Management and from preventing Fraud to Conflict Resolution The Tech Village will is designed to help hoteliers and caterers make the most of the many advances in technology which are now essential to catering to an increasingly online consumer including In Remote Ordering And Reservation System Room Control Systems Stock Control Wi Fi Broadband Communications Entertainment and Security Systems Don t miss the Tech Theatre details online Brew Expo will feature a selection of Irish Craft Brewers and Distillers and will include a series of Beer Master Classes from Dean Mc Guinness of Premier International covering topics such as Beer Styles Beers by County Beer Foods Designing a Beer Menu Beer Cocktails Beers by County Running a Beer Event The BAI Cocktail Competition will take place on the opening day Wednesday 3rd February sponsored by Edward Dillon The Stonehouse Trade Show will take place in the RDS Hall 2 on Wednesday 3rd Feb with over 40 leading brands represented Separate registration required via Stonehouse To register to attend Hospitality Expo simply go to the website

    Original URL path: http://www.rai.ie/investment-returns-to-the-irish-hospitality-sector-at-hospitality-expo-rds/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Restaurants Association of Ireland slams Dublin City Council for 'Sunshine Tax' on Outdoor Seating - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    site consultations at every establishment seeking a license for outdoor furniture In 2014 DCC collected the following outdoor seating charges from these Dublin areas Dublin 1 70 000 Dublin 2 325 000 Dublin 3 71 600 Dublin 6 15 000 Dublin 7 4 000 Dublin 8 9 000 Adrian Cummins of the RAI commented on the charges These fees are applied based on the number of tables on a public footpath outside a premises PLUS an annual licence fee This is a double taxation measure The local authority rates are already so high that these charges threaten to cripple a business that employs local people uses local produce and is vital for local business He continued From a survey carried out among RAI members across the entire country it was found that a restaurant s Annual Rates Bill ranges from 980 150 000 averaging at 15 813 That kind of figure is ludicrous A working group on cafes and restaurants has been established by Dublin City Council s Paul McAuliffe The group will provide recommendations to the Council officials and the Council regarding street furniture The group are looking at the license process costs outside city centre charges and inspection costs ENDS For further information contact Adrian Cummins Chief Executive Restaurants Association of Ireland 11 Bridge Court Citygate St Augustine Street Dublin 8 Telephone 353 1 6779901 Fax 353 1 6718414 Email info rai ie Website www rai ie Twitter rai ie Facebook www facebook ie RestaurantsAssociationOfIreland featured One Comment Pingback Restaurants Association of Ireland slams Dublin City Council for Sunshine Tax on Outdoor Seating Spill the Beans Comments are closed 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

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  • Bord Bia announces Belleek Castle as Just Ask! Restaurant of the Year 2014 - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    is sourced from local farmers and supplied by Michael Mc Hale in Castlebar and Michael Carr in Ballina who also supply Belleek Castle with lamb pork bacon and chicken Game is supplied by Pat White in Claremorris and Wild Irish Game in Co Wicklow Most of the fish is sourced from Joe Garvin of Ballina and gravlax is produced in house Paddy Ward in Co Donegal supplies fresh crab while mussels are picked by Padraig Gannon in Achill Island Vegetables and organic herbs are supplied by Enniscoe House in Crossmolina and Alfred Devers from Ballina and seasonal produce grown in a polytunnel on the castle grounds is also used First launched by Bord Bia in 2009 support of the Just Ask campaign has grown significantly among the restaurant trade in recent years It acknowledges eateries around the county that display a commitment to transparency with regard to the sourcing of ingredients they use Speaking about the launch of the Just Ask 2014 campaign Maureen Gahan of Bord Bia said I m delighted that we re in a position to recognise Belleek Castle for the effort that they have put into working with and sourcing from local suppliers The development of their polytunnel on the grounds of the castle is just one example of the commitment by Stephen and his team to the philosophy behind the Just Ask campaign Not only can diners enjoy the freshest food but they can also play their part in supporting the local economy It s very encouraging to see the rise in support for the Just Ask campaign over the past 5 years For further information on previous Just Ask winners visit www bordbia ie Ends For further information Anna Kavanagh FTI Consulting 01 66 33 615 087 0900 259 Aoife Kelly FTI Consulting 01

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  • raireland, Author at Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    State proposals are an unnecessary burden on restaurant owners By raireland on February 05 2015 in News The Restaurants Association of Ireland is in Opposition to Government 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 Branches By raireland on January 20 2015 in News The Restaurants Association of Ireland has 9 Branches throughout the country where meetings are held two to three times per year for members Each Branch has a branch chair restaurateur from the area who is elected at the branch AGM in February March of each year Cork Kerry Midwest Limerick Read More Dublin North By raireland on February 28 2014 in News Read More Test Constituency By raireland on February 28 2014 in News Read More Human Resources Officer vacancy Restaurants Association of Ireland By raireland on February 04 2014 in News Position Human Resources Officer Reporting to the CEO this full time position will be responsible for employment matters which include training support services employment legislation queries and career information The Restaurants Association is the representative body for the restaurant industry in Ireland It currently has over 1 000 members and promotes and Read More Bord Bia announces Belleek Castle as Just Ask Restaurant of the Year 2014 By raireland on February 04 2014 in News PRESS RELEASE Consumers rate value and great service as key factors when eating out Bord Bia launches Just Ask 2014 and urges diners to look for food origin information Thursday 23rd January 2014 Bord Bia has today named Belleek Castle in Ballina Co Mayo as the Just Ask Restaurant of Read More Welcome to

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  • Human Resources Officer vacancy - Restaurants Association of Ireland - Restaurants Association of IrelandRestaurants Association of Ireland
    of HR procedures and policies in line with evolving legislation ensuring policies and practices are complaint with Irish statute employment legislation and EU regulatory obligations Providing data for and preparing management information reports and documents Providing HR advice and support to our membership explaining procedures and policies in a timely and effective manner Maintaining and developing intranet pages Preparing reviewing interpreting analyzing and approving a variety of data information and report making recommendations depending on findings General administration support across all key processes Duties will be wide ranging including such activities as tying filing data input and report writing Person Specifications Knowledge of organizational operating procedures and policies of the human resource department Ability to research evaluate and analyse new best practice HR methodologies and procedures Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to draft summary information and correspondence Ability to exercise effective judgment sensitivity creativity to changing needs and situations Excellent standards of accuracy and attention to detail Knowledge of salesforce a bonus Ability to plan and organize a varied and busy workload including handling conflicting priorities and meeting deadlines Education and Experience Bachelors degree in Human Resources or related business discipline At least two years relevant work experience To apply for this position please send a cover letter and CV to Mr Adrian Cummins CEO Restaurants Association of Ireland 11 Bridge Court Citygate St Augustine Street Dublin 8 E mail info rai ie Tel 01 6779901 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

    Original URL path: http://www.rai.ie/human-resources-officer-vacancy-restaurants-association-of-ireland/ (2016-02-18)
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