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  • Staycations boosted energy consumption in Irish hospitality sector View Larger Image

    19% increase in consumption as people holidayed at home Pattern suggests most commercial activities were rebounding Consumption will be monitored…

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  • Experience Aniar At Home with Private Demonstration and Tasting

    Michelin star Aniar Restaurant and Chef-Owner JP McMahon have launched an exclusive element to the restaurant and cookery school, Aniar…

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  • Permission Sought To Transform Blarney Hotel Holiday Cottages Into Residential Properties

    Serdang Ltd is seeking permission to transform 56 holiday cottages on the site of The Blarney Hotel & Golf Resort…

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  • Dublin’s Grayson Restaurant Launches Rosé-Inspired Afternoon Tea Offering

    The Grayson restaurant in Dublin city centre has launched a rosé-inspired afternoon tea offering. Every Weekend The new offering is…

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  • Daniel Stojcic Named Ireland’s Best Sommelier By Irish Guild Of Sommeliers

    Daniel Stojcic of Noble, Co. Down, was named Ireland’s best sommelier at this year’s Irish Guild of Sommeliers Best Sommelier…

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  • Hayfield Manor Joins Travel Programme American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts

    Ireland’s Blue Book has announced that Co. Cork’s Hayfield Manor has been accepted as a member of travel programme American…

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  • Hoteliers disappointed at delay to expansion of gatherings

    Hoteliers have expressed their deep disappointment at the decision announced this evening by the Government not to increase the size…

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  • Permission Being Sought To Extensively Reconfigure Dublin’s Central Hotel

    Exchequer Developments Limited has applied for planning permission to expand Dublin’s Central Hotel into a 6,554 square metre, 125-bedroom venue….

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  • AA Names Co. Kilkenny’s Mount Juliet Estate ‘Ireland’s Hotel Of The Year’

    AA Ireland’s hospitality services team has named Co. Kilkenny’s Mount Juliet Estate “Ireland’s Hotel of the Year” for 2020. The…

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  • TripAdvisor Names Harvey’s Point Ireland’s Number One Hotel For 2020

    Harvey’s Point has been named the number one hotel in Ireland in this year’s TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. The Co….

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  • Gardaí And LVA Call On Pubs To Ensure They Are Following Reopening Guidelines

    An Garda Síochána and the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) have called on all pubs to ensure that they are following…

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  • Employees Of Bewley’s Café Of Grafton Street Officially Made Redundant

    The employees of Bewley’s café on Dublin’s Grafton Street have officially been made redundant. It was announced in May that…

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  • Hilton Garden Inn Custom House Hotel Becomes First Irish Hotel To Receive Shield Safety ‘Safe To Trade’ Accreditation

    Dublin’s Hilton Garden Inn Custom House hotel has become the first Irish hotel to receive Shield Safety Group’s “Safe to…

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  • Profits Decline At Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Parent Company

    New accounts filed by Luxor Leisure, which operates the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel on Dublin’s Golden Lane, have revealed that…

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  • Finalists for The Young National Chef of the Year revealed

    The Craft Guild of Chefs has revealed ten talented young chefs who have been selected to compete in the prestigious…

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  • Jurys Announces Five Point Health And Safety Plan For Its Hotels

    Jurys has announced a five-point plan to help protect the health of guests and staff when it reopens its hotels….

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  • IHF Says 87% Of Hotels Preparing To Reopen; Calls For Action On Tourism

    Almost nine in 10 hoteliers across the country are readying themselves to reopen for guests by mid-July, according to an…

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  • ROI Hotel Occupancy Rate Dropped To 12.6% In April

    According to travel research firm STR, the occupancy rate for the handful of hotels that were open in the Republic…

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  • Permission Being Sought To Open Island Of Ireland’s First Floating Hotel

    Seamus Carey, the owner of the Crannagh Marina Complex in Coleraine, Co. Derry, has applied for planning permission to open the…

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  • Flipdish Extends Food Ordering Service To Include Hotels

    Dublin-based digital food ordering solution for independent eateries Flipdish has announced that it has extended its services to include hotel…

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  • Publican Charlie Chawke Intends To Reopen Seven Venues In June

    Despite the rule that Irish pubs have to wait until August to reopen, publican Charlie Chawke has said that he…

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  • RAI Urges Government To ‘Force Landlords To Slash Rent’ During COVID-19 Crisis

    The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has urged the government to “take decisive action and force landlords to slash rent”…

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  • IHF Calls For Retention Of Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

    The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has called on the government to retain the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) that…

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  • Hogans Owners Seeks Permission To Develop New Dublin Bar And Restaurant

    Telfer Limited, a firm that is solely owned by publican Declan O’Regan, has applied for planning permission to redevelop a…

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  • Drinks Ireland Releases Plan To Safeguard Drinks Industry During COVID-19 Crisis

    Drinks Ireland has released a seven-point policy priority plan to safeguard the Irish drinks industry as it weathers the COVID-19…

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  • Dublin’s L’Ecrivain Restaurant Delays Final Closure Date To December

    Dublin’s l’Ecrivain Restaurant will now remain operational until December 23. Earlier this year, owners Derry and Sallyanne Clarke announced that…

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  • IHF Says Tourism Industry Requires Urgent Sector-Specific Government Support

    The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has said that Ireland’s tourism and hospitality industry is in a state of deepening crisis…

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  • LVA Says All Food And Alcohol Serving Businesses Should Be Treated The Same When It Comes To Reopening

    All food and alcohol serving hospitality businesses including pubs, restaurants, hotels and cafés should be treated the same when it…

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  • Flash Harry’s Bar & Kitchen Of Blackrock Put Up To Let

    Flash Harry’s Bar & Kitchen of the south Dublin suburb of Blackrock has been put up to let via estate…

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  • SSP Signs Contract To Operate 24 Food And Drink Outlets At Dublin Airport

    International food operator SSP has signed a new 10-year contract to operate 24 food and beverage outlets at Dublin Airport….

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  • New Premier Inn Hotel To Open In Dublin 8

    Working with Bain Capital Credit, Whitbread has acquired a site at Newmarket Square in Dublin 8 on which it is…

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  • MGM Resorts Withdraws 2020 Forecast Blaming Coronavirus

    MGM Resorts International has said that its CEO Jim Murren will step down, and has withdrawn its financial forecast for 2020 as…

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  • Green Light Given For Extension Of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel

    Dublin City Council has approved plans for an extension of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel which will increase the venue’s room count…

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  • LVA Criticises Department Of Health’s Consultation On Mandatory Calorie Posting

    Dublin pubs representative body the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has criticised the consultation on mandatory calorie posting on menus that…

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  • Permission Sought To Open New Restaurant On Dublin’s Dawson Street

    Beechlawn Investments Europe Ltd has applied to Dublin City Council for permission to convert number 20 Dawson Street in Dublin…

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  • Ireland’s PREM Group To Open New Aparthotel In Amsterdam

    Irish hotel management company the PREM Group has announced that it will be opening a new aparthotel in Amsterdam in…

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  • Fáilte Ireland Welcomes Government Measures To Boost Chef Work Permits

    Fáilte Ireland has welcomed measures announced by the minister for business, enterprise and innovation, Heather Humphreys, to increase the number…

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  • Drinks Ireland Predicts Ireland’s Top Five Drinks Trends For 2020

    A rise in low and no alcohol beer consumption, strong demand for spirits, and a desire to drink locally-sourced products are…

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  • Two Irish Hotels Included On Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Gold List

    Condé Nast Traveler has revealed its 2020 hotel Gold List, which includes Co. Limerick’s Adare Manor and The Westbury of…

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  • IHF Releases Results Of Its Latest Industry Barometer

    As the 2019 tourism season comes to a close, the hotel sector is reporting a year of mixed performances, according…

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  • Almost 2.5k Bars Sign Up To Drinks Ireland|Beer/HSA Safety Programme

    According to Drinks Ireland|Beer, new figures show that almost 2,500 bars in Ireland have signed up to a safety programme…

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  • Bewley’s Records €389k Profit For 2018

    The latest accounts for Bewley’s have revealed that the Irish coffee group recorded a profit of €389,000 last year even…

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  • Pre-Tax Profits Rise At Co. Kilkenny’s Lyrath Estate Hotel

    Pre-tax profits rose 67% to €834,879 at Co. Kilkenny’s Lyrath Estate Hotel last year while revenues at Lyrath Demesne Ltd…

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  • Compass Group Ireland Announces New Partnership With The Happy Pear

    Food and support services provider Compass Group Ireland has announced a new partnership with food business The Happy Pear, which…

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  • The Heritage Hotel Of Co. Laois Completes €3m Refurbishment

    The Heritage hotel of Killenard, Co. Laois, has been officially re-launched following the completion of a €3 million refurbishment and…

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  • Dublin’s Paramount Hotel And Turk’s Head Bar Hit The Market

    Dublin’s Paramount Hotel has hit the market along with its bar, Turk’s Head, via commercial real estate services firm CBRE…

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  • Five Lamps Opens Brewery At Dublin’s New The Camden Venue

    Five Lamps has officially opened the Five Lamps Dublin Brewery and Visitor Centre in Dublin on the first floor of…

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  • Fáilte Ireland Hosts ‘Taste Of Place’ Training Programme

    Fáilte Ireland held a two-day “Taste of Place” training programme at Cork Institute of Technology on Tuesday October 22 and…

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  • Three-Star Ardboyne Hotel On The Market

    The three-star Ardboyne Hotel and wedding venue of Navan, Co. Meath, has hit the market via licensed and leisure property…

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  • Several Restaurants in Ireland Honoured By Michelin

    Several restaurants on the island of Ireland were honoured at the announcement of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland…

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  • IHF Survey Finds That 57% Of Hotels Have Seen A Fall In Business This Year

    According to the latest industry survey from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), 57% of hotels have seen a fall in…

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  • Emerald Investment Partners Seeking Operators For Copper Face Jacks

    It is being reported that Emerald Investment Partners (EIP) has been talking with potential operators for its planned acquisition of…

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  • Courts Service Creates Online System For Liquor Licence Applications

    Courts Service Creates Online System For Liquor Licence Applications The Courts Service has created a new online system for pubs,…

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  • The Happy Pear opens a new café at Dublin Airport

    Wicklow-based food company The Happy Pear has opened a new café at Dublin Airport. The new outlet, which is Dublin…

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  • Adare Manor appoints new members to award-winning culinary team

    Adare Manor has appointed three new members to the award-winning culinary team at the resort. Gavin Couper has been announced…

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