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  • Receivers at Ashford Castle

    The five-star Ashford Castle Hotel in Co Mayo has been placed into receivership by its owner, Galway businessman Gerry Barrett. Luke Charleton and David Hughes of Ernst & Young were appointed as joint receivers to the castle, which sits on 365 acres ...
  • Most Businesses Will Party

    Restaurtants and hotels will welcome news that two out of three business are to give their workers a Christmas party this year despite companies cutting discretionary spending to keep costs down. Of those companies not holding a party, 66% say they have ...
  • Airport Report Imminent

    Transport  and Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed he expects a consultants’ report on the future of Cork and Shannon airports to be on his desk this week. The 2004 State Airports Act provided for the two airports to be separated from the Dubl...
  • Bewley's 'Weak' Evenings

    Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street, Dublin, saw evening trade remain weak last year as consumers "curtailed discretionary spend". The owners, the Campbell Bewley Group Limited, said that the financial performance of the cafe remains undermined by the "exces...
  • 'Arbutus Night' for Isaacs

    Michael Ryan, the man behind Ireland’s first Michelin star restaurant is turning back the clock for one night only to recreate his famous menu. Isaacs, his Cork city restaurant is celebrating its 20th year in business and Michael is recreating a menu f...
  • Hayfield Manor Grows Profit

    Hayfield Manor Hotel grew prer-tax profit to  €1.67 million last year, new figures show. Accounts just filed with the Companies Office show that pre-tax profits at Hayfield Leisure Ltd increased to €1.67m from €45,836 in 2009. The 87-bedroom hot...
  • Dublin Rates to Fall

    Dublin hotels and restaurants won some respite on Local Authority charges last nigt when Dubin City Council voted to reduce its Commercial Rates by 1.7%. Under the new Council Budget, €60m is to be saved by privatising bin collections and capital spend...
  • New Access to Spike Island

    As part of its drive to turn Spike Island into a tourist attraction, Cork County Council plans to build a floating pontoon, mooring systems and gangways at the historic Spike Island. County manager Martin Riordan said he hoped the infrastructure would be...
  • Strikes to hit NI Travel

    Bus, rail and airport users planning to travel to Northern Ireland and the UK tomorrow can expect delays because of industrial action. There will be no rail or bus services between Dublin and Belfast, while airline passengers planning to use British airp...
  • Hilton To Build 100 Hotels

    The Hilton Hotel Group has announced 1,500 new jobs in more than 20 new hotels in the UK. The hotel chain said it is part of a big expansion over the next few years with new sites in areas including Lincoln and Burton-on-Trent. The firm is also planning...
  • Button for Dublin F1 Sprint

    The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One team will participate in the Bavaria F1 Street Racing event in Dublin next June.Jenson Button will join other F1 drivers as they power their cars at speeds up up to 200mph along a route which begins at the Nationa...
  • Culinary Food Centre for Meath

    A Culiinary Visitor Centre is planned for County Meath.The Meathn Partnesrship is planning the e1m centre where visitors will be able to see demonstrations of food manufacturing and cooking and can buy local produce.Chief executive Michael Ludlow says tha...
  • Varadkar Targets Tourism Growth

    The Government is seeking new means of easing Visa requirements for overseas visitors to Ireland, the Minister for Transport and Tourism Leo Varadkar said last night.Speaking at the IHI Founders Banquet, he said that discussions between his Departmentr an...
  • Martin Tops IHI Awards

    Martin Mangan  general manager the of Conrad  Hotel Dublin was named 'Hospitality Manager of the Year 2011- Hotel', at the Irish Hospitality Institute Founders’ Banquet and Hospitality Management Awards 2011.  The Gala Awards Ceremony was held at the...
  • Food Bloggers Taste Ireland

    Two of the world’s top food bloggers arrived in Ireland today to see and taste all that is good about food in Ireland.  Christopher Connolly and Amy Cao, from US based food blogging site Foodspotting.com, will tour key locations including Dublin, Galwa...
  • Shareholders Back Ferry Rescue

    West Cork Tourism Cooperative shareholders may invest further in the Cork-Swansea ferry operation in order to see it through examinership. Shareholdes passed motions concerning the examinership of the Fastnet Line and an agreement to source additional fu...
  • Dutch Gold for Tracey

    Tracey Nolan, a Waterford IT student, originally from Kilkenny, and working in Kilkenny’s Zuni restaurant, has fended off tough competition from some of Europe’s best culinary nations, to scoop a coveted gold medal in the Culinary Arts competition, at...
  • Margaret Joins Emirates

    Margaret Shannon, formerly of Aer Lingus and KLM has been aapointed country manager in Ireland for Emirates Airline.Emirates is launching a daily flight from Dublin in January. ...
  • 9% VAT to Stay-Varadkar

      Transport and Tourism  Minister Leo Varadkar has assured those in the hotel and restaurant sector that the 9 per cent VAT rate applying to them would not change in 2012. Speaking at the fifth annual conference of Good Food Ireland, the Minister said...
  • Sligo Takes Top Food Award

    An Taoiseac Enda Kenny told food producers, restaurateurs, hoteliers and retailers they do “a massive job for your country and I really am so proud of the effort and the results you achieve”. Speaking at the fifth annual Good Food Ireland Awards, he ...

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