Fáilte Ireland Business Hub supports industry
In response to COVID-19, Fáilte Ireland has created a new online support hub for tourism businesses,...

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'Be a Great Employer' says top restaurateur
Pictured are Fergal Lee (third from left) with Peggy Kim, Micheline Corr, Linda McFadden and  F...

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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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Fáilte Ireland Business Hub supports industry
'Be a Great Employer' says top restaurateur
Awards for Foodservice Suppliers
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Darina Seeks Hospital Food Change

Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School has said she would be willing to get involved in the HSE’s attempts to improve hospital food if she felt she could make a difference.

Speaking at a debate on hospital food at the Grow Festival in Waterford at the weekend, the  chef  called for a change in the way hospitals buy the raw materials for their patients’ and employees’ meals.

“There are many, many challenges, particularly in the huge hospitals, to get out a vast quantity of food for all ages and all situations and so on,” Ms Allen said.

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Seven Day Aghdoe

This autumn sees tAghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa KIlarney opening seven days a week for the first time since 2007.

“Our staff work tremendously hard and we feel the market place has changed significantly over the past 12 months, affording us the opportunity to provide our renowned 5* hospitality year round.  We also have some exciting food and beverage plans and events in the pipeline, which will be wonderful for both locals and our in-house guests’, said General Manager, Geraldine Dolan.

To celebrate Aghadoe is offering a very special midweek treat with spa special throughout October, November and December.   The special offer includes overnight accommodation, their world-famous a la carte breakfast, €20 voucher towards dinner for two in The Lake Room Restaurant plus 15% off any one hour treatment from the Spa Menu. Rate €149 per room per night.


TV Creators Dublin Gathering

Over 200 delegates from production companies, TV networks and investment managers were in Dublin this week for the first ever 


Mediacon – an international summit for those involved in the TV/tech and production business.
 Liam Campbell of Failte Ireland is pictured (0n right) with some of the delegates.
 This is the first time a group of this kind, a mix of industry influencers and innovators and international media professionals gathered to discuss the ever-shifting media-verse, from local production legend Morgan O’Sullivan to BBC Trending’s Annmarie Tomchak to Newswhip’s Paul Quigley.
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Cork Targets €10m from Conventions

The value of business tourism generated by the Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) looks set to break the €10m barrier for the first time this year, according to a report in the 'Irish Examiner'.
 If the trend continues, the city could face a hotel beds shortage within a few years, it warned.
 The details emerged last night as the CCB, which is tasked with generating and attracting conference business to the city, hosted its largest #KeepCorkMeeting event in the city in a bid to drum up more international conference meetings and events in the region.
It brought 150 key figures in Ireland’s MICE industry to an expo in City Hall.
CCB’s Seamus Heaney said it is important for the corporate buyers to see the full extent of what Cork has to offer.

Dalata Plans €160m expansion

Hotel group Dalata is to raise a further €160 million in additional equity to fund more hotel purchases.


 The Gresham Hotel in Dublin is  likely to be on its shopping list.
 The company made the announcement while reporting pre-tax profits of €2.7 million for the six months to the end of June, up from €900,000 for the corresponding period last year.
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