Grad of the Year
Andrew Grant of DIT, IHI Graduate of the Year is pictured at the Founders Banquet with sponsor, Hugh...

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Stellar Line Up for Global Summit
The line-up for the Global Hospitality Tech Summit which is running alongside next year’s Food &am...

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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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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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Grad of the Year
Stellar Line Up for Global Summit
IHI Founders Banquet
Hospitality Expo- Biggest Ever


Hotel plan for RIAC

The Royal Irish Automobile Club (RIAC) is to redevelop its historic premises on Dawson Street in Dublin.
The proposed scheme, agreed with investment group Tetrarch Capital, aims to upgrade and improve the existing buildings, which cover numbers 33-36 Dawson Street and several buildings to the rear.
The plan, which is subject to planning permission and the approval of RIAC members, is expected to cost €30 million-€35 million.
It will see 77 new bedrooms added to the club’s hotel, which will be operated by Tetrarch, using the RIAC brand in its name.
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Ely building sold

The building which houses Dublin's Ely Wine Bar and restaurant has been sold to a private investor for a figure close to the property's guide price of €1.8 million.
The  four-story over basement building in which the bar is based is located at 22 Ely Place in Dublin 2 and is currently producing €127,000 in rental income, which equates t


o an approximate yield of 6.75%.
 Ely Wine Bar occupies the building's ground floor and basement at a rental rate of €82,000. The ground floor has seating room for up to 30 diners and can hold an additional 50 bar patrons, while a further 25 diners can be accommodated in the basement.

'Hooked' opens in Sligo

 antjo1217 ‘Hooked’ restaurant in Sligo is a new venture from Anthony Gray past president of the RAI and Chairman of the Sligo Food Trail, well known for his award winning Eala Bhán Restaurant, and is located just down the street on Rockwood Parade.
“Hooked is a very personal venture for me”, said Anthony Gray, “It represents both my family history and a little slice of traditional Sligo history too. It’s a different style of informal dining which effortlessly combines excellent food and quality service with style. Eilish and myself have really enjoyed developing the menu with our Head Chef Joe McGlynn who worked with us in Eala Bhán some years ago”. 
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'Big Profit' at Supermac's

Fast food restaurant group Supermacs has posted rising profits and a big jump in revenue.


Profit before tax at the chain rose to €15.9m in the year to the end of December 2016, up from just over €14m in 2015.
Revenue rose 18pc to €136.8m. In the two years since the beginning of 2015 retained earnings at the company have risen, from €59.2m to €84.6m.
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WAW Wows Wheelers

Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with cycling specialists Ride Wild, has released a new exciting video taken during this year’s Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sport to launch the 2018 Wild 


Atlantic Way Cycle Sportifs, the first of which will begin in April 2018. The Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif is Ireland’s only fully supported, multi–stage cycling event and will take place twice next year: in April (20th April – 8th May) and September (8-26th). The video showcases the stunning landscape and challenging terrain that cyclists will experience over the 2,152km route beginning in Kinsale, Co. Cork, and ending in Muff on Co. Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula.
  Fiona Monaghan Head of Wild Atlantic Way at Fáilte Ireland said that upwards of 300 cyclists will hit the road on the first day of next April’s Cycle Sportif, adding:
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