Stoneshouse joins Food and Bev. Live
The Stonehouse Trade Show is to run alongside Food & Bev Live  at Citywest, Dublin on 6th F...

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Swiss and Irish Legends
By Deirdre McGlone   If there was ever a name that was synonymous with the very best in the w...

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50 Years of Bar Education
By  Andrew O'Gorman   This article was written 50 years ago- but little has changed: &n...

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Stoneshouse joins Food and Bev. Live
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Limerick launches 'Food Mile'

Inspired by the history of Limericks bacon industry, the Pigtown Culture and Food Series is a  new programme of themed events throughout September and October 2017 in 


Limerick. The project has been developed by the Limerick Food Group. The series will focus on Limerick’s unique heritage showcasing the great food available locally and building on the county’s deep rooted food heritage.  
 The creative brains behind the initiative include some of Limerick’s top hotels including The Limerick Strand Hotel, The Absolute Hotel, The Savoy Hotel & the Clayton Hotel Limerick, joining forces to present  “The Limerick Food Mile”, a culinary experience, reflecting the relisliance and passion of the people of Limerick.
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Regeneration plan for Tralee

The former Denny bacon factory in the centre of Tralee is being demolished and the 2.3 accre site is to be cleared to make way for an urban renewal project.


The site was gifted to the town last year by the Kerry Group. 
 More than €3m of public and EU money is being invested in the old factory in the Island of Geese and the work is set to transform the western end of Tralee town centre.
Some of the structures, including a red brick chimney, are being retained as testimony to Tralee’s industrial past as a major bacon producer and milling town.
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Record July for Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport welcomed more than 3.1 million passengers in July, which was a new monthly record for the airport and a 6% increase on the same period last year.
July was also the first time in the airport’s 77-year history that more than three million passengers have been facilitated in a single month.
 A total of 3,121,469 passengers used the airport last month, which was more than the airport’s annual passenger traffic for 1986. More than 16.9 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first seven months of the year, which is a 6% increase on the same period last year. Despite welcoming almost 980,000 extra passengers during the first seven months of the year, Dublin Airport has improved its on time performance by 2% so far this year.

Andy shakes for Ireland

Andy Ferreira, of Cask cocktail bar on Cork’s MacCurtain St, will fly the flag for Ireland in Mexico City next week when he puts his bartending  skill to the  test against 60 of the world’s finest bartenders at the World Class global finals.
 andyf0817Andy, who manages Cask in Cork,became national champion at the Irish finals in Dublin’s Zozimus venue in May.
Andy created a range of bespoke cocktails made from foraged materials, influenced by his heritage.

High costs at Dublin hotel

The  firm that operates Fitzsimons Hotel in Temple Bar, the hotel spent €377,961 on music, entertainment and royalties in 2015.
Revenues at the hotel increased by 4pc to €5m in 2015 and the hotel recorded a pre-tax loss of €64,612. The pre-tax loss was down substantially on the pre-tax loss of €407,722 sustained in 2014.
The also spent  €315,406 on security during the year.


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