Writing Break at Harvey's Point
A surge of interest in creative writing is evident throughout the country with memoir writing a focu...

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Flying High at Ballygarry
Padraig McGillycuddy is a high-flying hotelier. Not only is his preferred mode of transport piloting...

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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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Writing Break at Harvey's Point
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IHI Founders Banquet


Guide reflects higher standards

Just published is the 2018 edition of Georgina Campbell’s  “glovebox bible” guide to Irish food and hospitality.
 georgina0218Designed as a handy reference, to accompany the more extensive
recommendations on her  website ireland-guide.com, its wide
range of categories include  hotels, restaurants, cafés, pubs, country houses, guesthouses, B&Bs and farmhouses. 
Georgina Campbell says:
“Exploring Ireland has always been a great experience and this book is
testament to the enormous changes for the better that have recently been taking place in Irish food and tourism. It is over a decade since we published a new edition of ‘The Best of the Best’ and it has been an
interesting journey.
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Clean up for Gresham facade

P Mac, in partnership with Thomann-Hanry®UK, has been appointed to erase 90 years of grime from the Gresham Hotel in Dublin
 gresham0218The Gresham Hotel holds a place of prominence on Upper O’Connell Street. Its architecture blends Art Deco and neo-classical stylings, however the hotel’s stunning Portland stone facade has suffered a lifetime of grime and pollution – a result of its prime position on one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. P Mac, a Heritage Contractor, has been chosen in partnership with Thomann-Hanry to turn the back clock on this iconic Dublin landmark.
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Ballymaloe ends Litfest

The organisers of the Litfest at Ballymaloe are axing the annual food festival because of the challenge of funding the event and finding speakers in a world “awash with food festivals”.
 Festival director Rory O’Connell said at the end of last year’s Litfest that the annual event was going to take a break for a year and return in 2019. But in recent weeks he said they decided “a line has been drawn under Litfest”.

Last Chance to Pop Up


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Readers of www.hospitalityenews.com have a final chance today to be part of the 'Pop Up Academy'. You can register free of charge at City West Hotel.
 The unique knowledge experience is  part of Food + Bev Live at Citywest, Dublin which concludes to-day (Wednesday).
The Pop-Up Academy, organized by Hospitalityenews, comprises a series of short and snappy talks and discussions covering a portfolio of subjects which are of vital importance to hospitality industry practitioners.
To-day's speakers include  Tara and Brian Beattie,  ‘The Caterers’,  (‘Starting a Café  Business’),  Micheline Corr, (pictured)  ‘The Firm’ (‘How to Get Hired for that Special Job’), Deirdre McDonald, (‘Marketing Through Social Media’), Oliver Cruise , Net work  Café and Martina Flood  Head of Catering Operations, Aviva Stadium (‘Catering for Numbers’’).  
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Award for 'Leader Margot'

  Margot Slattery, country president of Sodexo Ireland, was presented with the 2018 FM 'Leader of the Year' at the fifth annual Facilities Management Awards.
 She received the Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the growth of the facilities management sector in Ireland.  Sodexo Ireland previously won Total FM Service Provider of the Year at the 2016 Awards.
 margofm0218Commenting on her win, Margot Slattery said, “I am absolutely thrilled and humbled to have been awarded this honour. The facilities world is an exciting one and no two days are the same.  We are lucky to work in such a fast-moving industry that is finally being recognised for its value and its contribution to workforce productivity and happiness.”


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