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IHI Founders Banquet
The annual Irish Hospitality Institute Founders Banquet and Irish Hospitality Awards takes place on ...

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Return of the 'Gin and Tonic'
By Andrew O’ Gorman, Past President Bartenders Association of Ireland and former Head of Department,...

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Hospitality Expo- Biggest Ever
Hospitality Expo 2018 - RDS - 6-7 of February looks certain to be the largest most comprehensive sin...

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Tech show for new Food and Bev.
Returning to Citywest, Dublin, 6th – 7th February 2018, Food & Bev Live will welcome Irela...

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IHI Founders Banquet
Return of the 'Gin and Tonic'
Hospitality Expo- Biggest Ever
Tech show for new Food and Bev.

9% VAT Looks Safe

Minister Paschal O'Donohoe is likely to retain the concessionary 9% VAT rate on tourist-related services for another year when he announces his much-leaked Budget to-day.The Minister is believed to have been swayed by the threat of Brexit in his decision to continue the subsidy, despite representations from SIPTU that the concession is no lo

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nger necessary given the high profit levels announced by some hotel companies and the record room rates achieved by Dublin hotels Some industry sources are however not ruling out a marginal increase in the rate as part of the revenue-generation side of the Budget.

The industry will also watch the Budget allocation to Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland which have declined substantuially since the crash of 2008. There have been argum

ents in favour of additional resources to develop tourist attractions in areas with low tourist numbers and to beef up Ireland's capacity to compete in overseas markets.

 

 

 

 

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