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Stores to sell Krispy Kremes

Krispy Kreme is planning a rollout across greater Dublin following its successful arrival here almost three years ago.donuts
From Monday the Blanchardstown branch will supply branded high tech cabinets at 20 outlets including Tesco and Tesco Extras in Clarehall, Naas, Maynooth, Tallaght and Stillorgan and Circle K at Kill North on the N7.
In 2018 hundreds of people queued at 7am for the opening of the US brand’s drive- through branch in Blanchardstown in Dublin which became the brand’s most profitable store worldwide. 


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Expert calls for more dining support

A professor of immunovirology at University College Cork has called for better financial supports for the hospitality sector so Ireland could become an outdoor dining society.outdoorrest

He  said that financial supports to encourage outdoor dining should be “much higher” so that Ireland could become an outdoor dining society.
Prof Fanning said: "The financial supports that have been mooted are relatively small, around 17 million, it should be an awful lot larger than that.
Professor Liam Fanning told Newstalk Breakfast that he had been surprised by data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) which indicated that there had been just one confirmed case of Covid-19 in every thousand had been traced to outdoor transmission.
Of the 232,164 cases of Covid-19 recorded in the State up to March 24 this year, 262 were as a result of outdoor transmission, representing 0.1% of the total.
Prof Fanning said that while there was an obvious difference between indoor and outdoor transmission, he thought there could be a slight bias in the data and that the figures were on the lower limit.
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Galway development trimmed

A major development project for Galway has been reduced in size following consultation with the city council.augustinahill
Augustine Hill beside Ceannt Station is an eight-acre development, which will include a new hotel.
The original €320 million project consisted of 378 apartments, a large commercial area, a 180-bed hotel, a covered public area and a six-screen cinema.
Augustine Hill is a joint development by CIÉ, which owns the land, Edward Capital, run by Galway developer Gerry Barrett, and Summix Capital. CIÉ held a competition in 2017 to find a developer for the site.


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Killarney Brewery aims at 100,000 visitors

A €24m investment on the Ring of Kerry, just outside Killarney, will be Ireland’s largest independent brewery, distillery and visitor centre and two flagship products have beenkillarneybrewery launched to mark its arrival.
The 62,000 sq ft Killarney Brewing and Distilling on the N72 is expected to open later this summer. It aims to attract 100,000 visitors a year and will employ 85 people.
 Parent company KBD owns both Killarney Brewing Company Ltd and Killarney Distilling Company. It was founded in 2013 by Killarney men Tim O’Donoghue, Paul Sheahan, and their Chicago-based business partner, Liam Healy, who has family connections in Kilbrean, Killarney.
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RAI holds Hospitality Expo

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is organising a  Hospitality and Tourism Expo 2021: Reset & Recover virtual event on the 13th of April 2021.expo2
 This one-day event will be relevant to the entire hospitality and tourism sectors, visitors including: restaurant owners, pub owners, hotel owners, café owners, front of house staff, back of house staff, contract caterers..
There will also be a dedicated stream for students and a focus on the education and upskilling of the hospitality and tourism sectors.
The event schedule has an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, skills workshops, and direct networking opportunities with key industry suppliers - making this relevant to both trade and students. 
The registration link to the event is:  



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