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


Fania Leads ‘Healthy Work’ Webinar

Fania Stoney, CEO and a co-founder of Healthy Place to Work Ireland, will lead a webinar presented by the Irish Hospitality Institute on Tuesday 1st February at 10.30am. Registration is at:


The theme of the webinar is ‘Building a Healthy Work Culture: Understanding What Is Impacting Your Wellbeing at Work’. Healthy Place to Work Ireland partners with organisations to help them build their health and wellbeing strategies, develop their Employee Value Propositions (EVPs) and Employer Brands, allow them to make data-driven decisions and certify those who excel in this space.faniastoney.jpg

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Failte Ireland Studies EV Infrastructure

Fáilte Ireland is undertaking a study of the country’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure as it prepares for a growth in ‘sustainable car touring’. Ireland is planning to have one million electric vehicles on the roads by 2030.EV charging
A spokesperson for Failte Ireland confirmed that it has started to plan for the growth of electric vehicles in Ireland.
‘Fáilte Ireland is looking to the government’s ambitious plans for a substantial increase in the number of electric vehicles on our roads by 2030’, the spokesperson said.
‘In anticipation of this, we recognise it will change how both domestic and international visitors tour around Ireland to enjoy attractions and landscapes. This study is the first baseline attempt to understand what these changes might look like and help us consider what developments might be necessary as a result.’

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Hospitality curfew may ease

The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) will this week consider easing restrictions on hospitality and working from home. curfew 1701

The Government will ask Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan to consider whether the 8pm curfew on bars and restaurants can be lifted next month as the current wave of the virus has reached its peak. It is hoped bars and restaurants will be permitted to open to at least until 11pm from next month after Nphet reviews the latest data on the virus.
Masks are still expected to be required for the hospitality sector and indoor live events.

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Fitzpatrick forecasts 2021 profit

 The directors of Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney, Co. Dublin, are confident of reporting an operating profit for 2021, according to its latest accounts. The 113-bedroom hotel is controlled by Eithne Scott-Lennon.fitzpatrick2
The accounts show that the impact of Covid-19 resulted in revenues almost halving at operating company Emdora Ltd, from €7.52 million to €3.93 million in the 12 months to the end of October 2020. However, a directors’ note with the accounts said the company would report an operating profit for 2021.
The sharp drop in revenues at the hotel contributed to Emdora Ltd recording a pre-tax loss of €581,048 for the Covid-hit year. This followed a pre-tax profit of €135,917 in 2019.

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Neville plans Druids Glen upgrade

Family-owned Neville Hotels has begun an €8.5m restoration project of Druids Glen Golf Course as it hopes to attract more major championship events.druidsglen
Neville Hotels said the improvement work at Druids Glen Hotel and Golf Resort, located in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, would emphasise restoring and enhancing the golf course. Neville Hotels bought the five-star hotel in a deal reported to be worth €45m in 2019.

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