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.


Dublin has 'Talking Statues'

Visitors to Dublin can now take a call from well-known Dublin statues such as Oscar Wilde and Cú Chullain as actors Brendan Gleeson, Brenda Fricker and Gabrial Byrne voi


ce stories penned by authors such as John Banville and Roddy Doyle. This new , city-wide initiative, known as 'Dublin’s Talking Statues', was launched by Fáilte Ireland and Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Áine Clancy,  at the GPO – Witness History Visitor Centre, Dublin.
 Using drama, humour and technology, Dublin’s Talking Statues breathes new life into a selection of Dublin statues and adds another layer to the visitor’s experience of Dublin. This pilot project, which is funded by Fáilte Ireland, commissioned by Art Producers, Sing London, and supported by Dublin City Council, animates ten Dublin statues which are a mix of important historical figures, contemporary art figures and famous Dublin characters.
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Veronica takes top Barista title

Veronica Palacios, a barista for Sodexo at the An Post staff restaurant at the GPO in Dublin, has been crowned the '2017 UK and Ireland Barista of the Year' at the Sodexo 


Salon Culinaire in Ascot Racecourse. Veronica, who came to Ireland from Venezuela four years ago, joined Sodexo last year with no formal training in coffee but with plenty of talent. Encouraged by David Byrne, the group site manager at An Post, she undertook an intensive barista training course organised by the company in June 2017. Veronica went on to win the Irish heat of the Barista of the Year competition at the end of August and then travelled to the Salon Culinaire at Ascot to take part in the UK and Ireland Final against nine other competitors from England, Scotland and Wales.
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Howe buys into Great National

The Great National Hotels and Resorts Group has  today announced that Rachel Howes, the former Managing Director of Limited - encompassing Ireland, UK, 


Ireland, France and Northern Europe markets - has made an 'ownership investment' in the Irish owned hotel chain. 
Rachel Howes was instrumental in the success of, helping to grow the company into a major global brand, now valued at €70 billion and listing 1.4 million hotels in 226 countries. Ms. Howes also has a proven record as a technology entrepreneur and investor and is also co-founder of, one of Europe’s emerging brand leaders in holiday letting. 
This investment in the Great National Hotels and Resorts Group is a vote of confidence in the  Irish-owned company. 
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...and Poirot came too !

Pull off the busy Galway-Clifden road a few miles from the city and you enter another world. Ahead lies the expanse of Lough Corrib, an ever-changing vista that to-day is all 


blue under a torn umbrella  of dusty white clouds, but in an hour can be a shadow through the mist, evoking a Turner watercolour.
All around is a sloping golf course, dotted with green and buff sand traps, and overlooking all of this is Glenlo Abbey, which has retained its manor house style through its conversion into a  hotel. Reception is a gentle process with a warm West of Ireland welcome.  Door here and there lead to lounges, a bar or a billiard room. Somewhere upstairs there is a small cinema.
Our room overlooks Lough Corrib – and never has an Irish lake looked more serene and bright.  Forget what RTE is forecasting. The rain has not yet arrived.
Armchairs in a bay window,  Nespresso coffee, Galway cheese and biscuits. A tv which will not be turned on. Big comfy bed with White Goose pillows.
But that is not why we are here. We have tickets for the Orient Express Experience.
It starts at seven bells in the drawing room with a bespoke gin and tonic that has floating juniper berries and a dash of angostura. Then a silent whistle bids us to the Pullman Restaurant- two carriages which were once part of the Orient Express and were rescued from a siding in Britain. They checked our tickets with a vintage ticket punch and then sat us in the First Class carriage (where else?).
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Conference Explores Food Fraud

A two day international conference to share information and explore challenges facing the safety, integrity and authenticity of the global food supply chain opened in Dublin Castle. Over 300 delegates were in attendance at Safeguarding the Food Chain – Protecting Authenticityand Integrityhosted by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in partnership with safefood. 
National and international experts outlined that combatting increasinglevels of food fraud requires inter-agency collaboration and intelligence-led insights to protect the food chain and ultimately consumer interests and health. The growth in food fraud investigations in Europe is climbing with the European Commission’s Food Fraud Network*dealing with 156 cases of food fraudin 2016, up from 108 cases in2015 and 60 cases in 2014.
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