Dublin Welcomes ‘Year of the Tiger’
For the seventh year in a row, some of Dublin’s best-known buildings will be lighting up in red to m...

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Tip Law Offers Transparency
Tips received by restaurant and bar staff will not be allowed to form part of a worker's pay under n...

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Bus Tour Operator Seeks Stop Order
 The owner of a Galway-based sightseeing tour bus company has brought a High Court challenge ov...

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‘Chicken Big Mac’ for Ireland
McDonald’s is to launch a chicken version of its Big Mac in Ireland and UK. The limited-edition...

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Dublin Welcomes ‘Year of the Tiger’
Tip Law Offers Transparency
Bus Tour Operator Seeks Stop Order
‘Chicken Big Mac’ for Ireland

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Dublin Welcomes ‘Year of the Tiger’

For the seventh year in a row, some of Dublin’s best-known buildings will be lighting up in red to mark the 2022 Lunar New Year and to welcome the Year of the Tiger which officially begins next week (Lunar New Year’s Day falls on Tuesday, 1 February this year). The illumination has been organised by Dublin Lunar New Year, a programme of Dublin City Arts Office.tiger0122

Pictured are Dong Yi Zon; Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland; Alison Gilliland, Lord Mayor of Dublin; HE He Xiangdong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Ireland; and Kang Er He, at the illumination of the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin.

Numerous civic buildings and other sites around Dublin will be illuminated in red including the Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin City Council Civic Offices in Wood Quay, Dublin City Hall, The Mansion House, The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD), the Pearse Lyons Distillery, the Westin Hotel and the Guinness Storehouse.

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Tip Law Offers Transparency

Tips received by restaurant and bar staff will not be allowed to form part of a worker's pay under new a law published this week. The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill will compel businesses to prominently display their policy on the distribution of both cash and card tips and service charges so that customers are better informed about how tips are treated.tips

It will also oblige employers to distribute all tips that are received in electronic form through cards or smartphone payments in a fair and transparent manner.

‘I know most people are unsure about where their tips go and what the difference between a tip and a service charge is,’ Minister for Employment Leo Varadkar said. ‘From now on, establishments will be required to clearly show how everything is distributed and where it goes. This goes for whether you pay by cash or card.’

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Bus Tour Operator Seeks Stop Order

 The owner of a Galway-based sightseeing tour bus company has brought a High Court challenge over not being allowed to operate a roadside stop away from the city's coach station.galway

The action has been brought by Galway Sightseeing Tour Company Ltd, trading as Galway Tour Company with an address at Deerpark, Oranmore in Co. Galway, which the court heard wants to be allowed to collect and drop off its passengers from a location on Merchants Road in Galway.

The company has been providing buses for sightseeing tours and private hire for many years. It claims that in 2009, it was required by Galway City Council to move its collection and drop off points from Merchants Road to the then newly constructed Galway Coach Station.

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‘Chicken Big Mac’ for Ireland

McDonald’s is to launch a chicken version of its Big Mac in Ireland and UK. The limited-edition new burger will go on sale on February 2, but only in participating restaurants until March 15.chickenmac
The fast-food giant said the addition of the Chicken Big Mac to its menu followed a high number of requests from customers.
It described the burger as ‘the classic Big Mac we all know and love’ complete with triple-layered bun, two 100% chicken breast patties in a crispy coating, a slice of cheese, lettuce, pickles and the Big Mac sauce.

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Irish Golf Promo in Abu Dhabi

Tourism Ireland attended the HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi, promoting Irish golf at this important event in the golfing calendar.
Pictured are Stephen Perry, Hilton Belfast Templepatrick Golf and Country Club; Matt Lynch, Tourism Ireland; rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll; and Cathal O'Sullivan, Sullivan Golf Travel, at the HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi.abudhabi
One of the DP World Tour’s biggest competitions, the HSBC Championship attracts top players, thousands of spectators and international journalists each year – providing a platform to showcase golf holidays in Ireland. Key messages include major upcoming events, including the DDF Irish Open at Mount Juliet this summer, the return of The Open to Royal Portrush in 2025 and the Ryder Cup at Adare Manor in 2027.

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