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
Flying High at Ballygarry
IHI Founders Banquet


Supermacs €32m Irish spend

Supermac’s has committed to spending €32 million on Irish produce in 2018. The increase spend is largely driven by the expansion plans of the group with s


ix new stores opening throughout the country in the first half of 2018.
 Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh, said, "This is a very strong endorsement of the quality of Irish produce on Irish farms and I am proud to serve it in each of our restaurants. We are strongly committed to Irish farmers and the farming community in general. We are 40 years in business this year and since we started in Ballinasloe in 1978 we have always looked to local suppliers wherever possible, be that for farm produce or construction materials."
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Conrad's Gloaming package

   Conrad Dublin has teamed-up with its neighbour, The National Concert Hall to offer  tickets to the sold-out 'The Gloaming'show; awith overnight accommodation, pre-concert three-course dinner and breakfast at the Coburg brasserie. 
The Gloaming’s annual spring residency in Ireland has quickly established itself as a must-see event, and their 2017 residency sold out in record time. On selected nights this March, 'The Gloaming' will give a memorable performance at the National Concert Hall and will be The Gloaming’s only worldwide shows for 2018.
 The Gloaming perform at the NCH: Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th March, 8.00pm, Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th & Monday 12th March, 8.00pm 2018. The Gloaming Package for two costs from €465 per room per night.

Jamie 2 for Dublin

A second Jamie Oliver restaurant is planned for Dublin, despite difficulties in the celebrity chef's UK business.
The Irish restaurants are franchiised and franchisee Gerard Fitzpatrick, who operates the Dundrum outlet says a new restaurant is likely to  open in Dublin within the next six months.

Cork International Sales Course

Senior Sales & Hospitality Managers in the Munster area who want to increase their share of business from key international tourism markets are invited to attend Fáilte Ireland’s International Sales Development Programme in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel on Wednesday, 28th February next.
 The Programme is tailored to reflect the transformation in international tourism, increased visitor expectations and the development, marketing and overseas sales techniques needed to increase business growth. It will provide participants with insider sales strategies and tactics and help them develop a new sales growth plan.
 The Programme is facilitated by Fáilte Ireland specialists, international consultants and other experienced industry leaders in tourism including buyers and those working currently within international markets and will cover key markets including Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada and the US.
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Outage hits city lunch trade

Hotels, restaurans and pubs in Dublin city centre lost their lunch trade yesterday following a power outage.
The e Restaurants Association of Ireland suggested food businesses in the area lost between €1,000 and €2,500 in the period.
RAI ceo Adrian Cummins complimented the ESB and the speed at which it returned the connection, but added the fact there was no warning was not an ideal outcome for traders.
A number of traders along St Stephen’s Green including the Shelbourne Hotel and O’Donoghue’s pub on Merrion Row were also affected by the outage.


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