O’Callaghan Coaches win top accolade at Fáilte Ireland Awards
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O’Callaghan Coaches win top accolade at Fáilte Ireland Employer Excellence Awards   *   14 awards presented to participants in Fáilte Ireland’s Employer Excellence programme   *   Fáilte Ireland research shows that 88% of employees in the sector now see tourism as a long-term career O’Callaghan Coaches from Co. Kerry received the Outstanding Employer Award at Fáilte Ireland’s Employer Excellence Awards which took place in the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny last night. The awards ceremony celebrated businesses who have demonstrated their commitment to making the t ..read more
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No. 9 Market Square by Owner & Chef Brian McMonagle
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Owner & Chef Brian McMonagle No. 9 Market Square was established in 2024 by Owner & Chef Brian McMonagle With over a quarter of a century of cooking in the industry, Brian took the bull by the horns and opened his very own eatery in the heart of his hometown of Letterkenny on 27th March 2024. A native of Rareagh on the outskirts of Letterkenny, Brian has a wealth of experience since graduating from Culinary Arts at Killybegs Catering College, including working as head chef at Arnolds Hotel in Dunfanaghy aged just 21, the Highlands Hotel in Glenties and The Copper Tap Omagh. At O’Grad ..read more
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TU Dublin Hosts Student Excellence Awards
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TU Dublin Hosts Student Excellence Awards for Tourism and Hospitality Management The TU Dublin School of Tourism and Hospitality Management’s class of 2022/2023 Student Excellence Awards were held at a ceremony in the Croke Park Hotel, Drumcondra on April 9th.  Croke Park Hotel General Manager Sean Reid was on hand to introduce the ceremony and gave great encouragement and insight to the students both as a hotel manager and as an alumnus of TU Dublin’s Hospitality program. “As a former Graduate of Cathal Brugha Street, it is great to see so many future industry superstars,” Sean said via ..read more
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Economic Impact of 10 years of the Wild Atlantic Way revealed at Meitheal
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Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin and Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland, mark the 10th anniversary of the Wild Atlantic Way today at Meitheal, the largest and most important trade event for the Irish tourism industry.  The Wild Atlantic Way, the hugely successful tourism brand developed by Fáilte Ireland in response to the global financial crash, was launched to the tourism industry at Meitheal in 2014, and over the last decade has become a globally recognised tourism brand and has provided an economic engine for the west of Ireland.  Meitheal According to ..read more
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MTU food & hospitality programme for students with Down Syndrome
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Innovative food & hospitality programme for students with Down Syndrome at MTU Simon Coveney T.D. presented awards at a graduation ceremony at MTU’s Department of Tourism & Hospitality on Friday, 12th April, where the first group of students with Down Syndrome in Ireland, along with MTU’s BA (Hons) Home Economics and Business students, will be recognised together for their participation in a very unique pilot programme. This remarkable pilot programme, which commenced in January of this year, came about when Team Up, a Cork-based organisation that works to facilitate inclusion in socie ..read more
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‘The Suite Life’ at the four-star Killashee Hotel & Spa
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Savour ‘The Suite Life’ at the four-star Killashee Hotel & Spa in County Kildare with the newly introduced stay that offers guests a premium overnight stay with luxury, leisure and exquisite dining From the moment you arrive experience the essence of relaxation as you retreat in a lavish spacious suite with slippers, robes and Elemis skincare products for your utmost comfort. You’ll be welcomed with a bottle of fine wine and a carefully curated graze box featuring a selection of Irish cheeses, homemade rye crackers served with quince jam, nuts and a selection of fruits. Take time to explor ..read more
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Average Restaurant Closure costs €1.36M, Results in 22 Job Losses
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Paul Lenehan, RAI President with Adrian Cummins, CEO of RAI and Jim Power, EconomistThe Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has this morning launched a new report which finds that the average closure of a restaurant leads to losses of up to €1.36 million to the State and economy and results in the loss of 22 direct jobs The report titled ‘The Economic Impact of Restaurant Closures’ was conducted by leading economist Jim Power and commissioned by the RAI. Latest figures show that 212 restaurants, cafés and other food-led businesses have shut their doors for good so far in 2024, meaning a t ..read more
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McKeever Hotel Group invests £1million in Dunsilly Hotel
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McKeever Hotel Group invests £1million in Dunsilly Hotel Leading hospitality group, McKeever Hotels, has unveiled the results of a £1million investment in the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim which includes the upgrade of its 40 bedrooms to better accommodate guests needs. The investment is part of the Group’s strategic three-year growth plan, which is underpinned by a £3million capital expenditure across the five McKeever Hotels. The changes at The Dunsilly Hotel include a complete refurbishment and upgrade of the entire suite of 40 bedrooms, event spaces and lobby, equipping each with the latest techn ..read more
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Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport Certified as a Great Place to Work!
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Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport is extremely proud to announce that they have officially been Certified™ as a Great Place to Work after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute Ireland. The Certification™ process is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.  Great Place to Work CEO Cathal Divilly congratulated the Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport team, noting the significance of the achievement “I’m pleased to see Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport being recogn ..read more
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Chefs Concern at Decline in Growers and lack of fresh supplies
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Chefs Concern at Decline in Growers and lack of supply of fresh fruit and vegetable produce The horticulture sector has experienced challenging times in recent years which has resulted in a consistent lack of supply of fresh fruit and vegetable produce. This is having a detrimental impact on local commercial growers and a knock-on effect on the hospitality and food service industry.  Certain vegetables such as broccoli can only be produced in the summer months and traditionally, we have tended to rely on important project projects from Europe. Globally we are now seeing evidence of climat ..read more
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