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Teamasters Cup for Ireland
Food & Bev Live, one of Ireland’s leading foodservice and hospitality tradeshows, has partnered ...

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Awards for Foodservice Suppliers
Organised by the industry for the industry, Food & Bev Live returns to the Citywest Dublin on th...

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'Food Service Must Cut Waste' says Mahony
The Food service industry must play its part in reducing food waste,  Noel Mahony, chief execut...

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Hotels dump food worth €180m.
 The EPA released a research report last week – “Reducing Commercial Food Waste in Ireland”alon...

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Airport boosts Cork economy

Cork Airport generated €904 million for the Irish economy last year, according to an economic impact study.
The report, conducted by global management consulting firm InterVISTAS Consulting, revealed Cork Airport contributed to the employment of 12,180 people in the country, earning a total of €457 million.
The findings of the study come as Cork Airport recorded a fourth consecutive year of growth in 2019, with passengers growing by 8% to 2.6 million.
It is now entering its fifth consecutive year of growth, with 2.7 million people forecasted to travel through the airport in 2020, up a further 5% on last year.

€30,000 award for coffee spill

A 29-year-old woman, whose thighs and genitals were scalded when coffee was spilled in her lap at a McDonald’s drive-through takeaway in Clondalkin, Co Dublin, has been awarded €30,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.
Ciara Corboy, of Oatfield Avenue, Clondalkin, told Judge Francis Comerford that in November 2017 while being handed a large Americano at the drive-through restaurant at The Mill Shopping Centre, Clondalkin, a lid that had not been properly secured to the cup had come off causing her to be scalded in her thighs, groin and private parts.
Barrister Noel Cosgrove, counsel for Ms Corboy, said she had suffered extensive burns and, while having been treated with gel in the restaurant office, later had to attend St James’ Hospital on six occasions to have her wounds treated. 
Mr Cosgrove, who appeared with James McSweeney Solicitors, said the defendant, Gerla Restaurants Limited, Lucan, Co Dublin, had denied negligence in a full defence and had pleaded contributory negligence on Ms Corboy’s part.
Ms Corboy said she had been accompanied in her car at the time by her then partner, Ms Amanda Garvey, who had applied first aid gel to her wounds while she was being treated in the restaurant office.
She said she had experienced excruciating pain at the time and had suffered ongoing pain for at least six weeks after the accident. She and her partner had been unable to have any intimate relations for almost eight months.
Corboy denied in cross-examination by Ms Moira Flahive, counsel for Gerla Restaurants, that she had put the large coffee cup between her legs in her car which had caused the lid to pop off. She said that while waiting to be served her car had been in gear and her feet had been on the clutch and brake but denied the spillage had been caused by her car jolting forward.
Judge Comerford said he accepted that McDonald’s training policy of providing a cup carrier with every hot drink that was handed out of the service hatch had been breached by the staff member involved. He felt training procedures should have been followed and had not been on this occasion, which tipped the decision in Ms Corboy’s favour. He said CCTV coverage of the incident showed the car moving following the spillage.
 The judge said it was a difficult case to value from a point of view of general damages. Ms Corboy’s injuries had not fully resolved for up to eight months and photographs of her wounds were indicative of a stressful and painful injury.
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Kelly's marks 125 years

With 125 yers  of welcoming guests to the southeast, 2020 sees Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa celebrating a milestone birthday. kellys
 Re-opening for the 2020 season on Friday, February 14th, Bill and Laura Kelly with their team have announced their spring midweek activity programme, running from Feb 16th with some new experts joining their line-up.
 These events happen from 16th February through to the end of May and include –February 23rd-28th, Cooking Demos with Paul Flynn, chef and owner of The Tannery Restaurant, Dungarvan.
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Shannon expects better 2020

Shannon Airport is confident of a return to passenger growth this year after taking a significant hit from the grounding of Boeing's 737-Max aircraft and a Brexit-related downturnshannonapt in UK visitors to Ireland during 2019.
 "The global grounding of the Boeing 737-Max, for safety reasons, saw us lose 120,000 seats, which affected our Norwegian Airlines and Air Canada services to North America," said Mary Considine, chief executive of Shannon Group, the entity which owns the airport as well as Shannon Heritage, the Shannon Free Zone and Shannon Commercial Properties.
 "This was a disproportionate hit for Shannon compared to other Irish airports. Last year also saw the ending of Kuwait Airways' transit flights through Shannon to New York, which we secured in June 2016 as a temporary service until the airline received approval for direct flights into the US," Ms Considine said.


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Staycations feature at Holiday World

Staycations will be a major feature of the Holiday World Show Dublin which returns to the RDS Simmonscourt on its thirtieth year, taking place Friday 24th, Saturhorsesday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020.
  More than 1,000 industry professionals will be there including, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Caribbean, Europe, South America, USA, Canada and the island of Ireland. Holiday World Show remains unmatched when it comes to providin
 There are over 60 travel agents and tour operators offering holidays in Adventure, Activity, Safari, Luxury, Family, Home Holidays, 50+, Rail, City Breaks, Escorted Tours, French Campsites, Golf, Cruise River and Ocean, Spa & Wellness, Wedding & Honeymoons and Youth Travel or Staycation.
 Irish holiday promoters at the show include  Pure Cork which offers assistance in arts, culture and heritage activities alongside outdoor attractions, food, tours and shopping. 
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