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607, 2020

Dublin foodies rejoice as Suesey Street announces re-opening date

Sponsored Content Popular Dublin restaurant Suesey Street has announced it will open its doors to serve its renowned contemporary Irish cuisine to the public again on July 1. Speaking ahead of the opening, general manager John Healy said the restaurant and staff couldn’t be happier. “We’d like to sincerely thank all of our customers for their patience and for supporting us. It’s been a challenging few [...]

607, 2020

Amaris Hospitality invests in excess of €600,000 in measures to ensure health and wellbeing of colleagues and guests

Sponsored Content 30 June 2020: The Hilton Garden Inn Custom House hotel has re-opened to the public, having become the first Irish hotel to receive the ‘Safe to Trade’ hospitality industry accreditation, launched in direct response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Located on Dublin’s Custom House Quay, the hotel is managed by Amaris Hospitality (“the Group”) and is the first of the Group’s 30 hotels across the [...]

607, 2020

EcoStraws.ie launches the world’s first plastic-free PPE in Ireland

Sponsored Content A LIMERICK company has just introduced the first fully plastic-free certified PPE to Ireland in a bid to help companies protect both their teams and the planet. EcoShield visors are now available from EcoStraws.ie, helping to tackle both the demand for PPE in the ‘living with covid-19’ era and playing an important role in the reduction of plastic pollution. Established in 2018 by Brian [...]

207, 2020

CATEX & IFSA Reopening Solutions

The Irish Foodservice Supplier Alliance recognised that not only are the challenges facing the Foodservice Industry immense, but the solutions to overcome them can seem daunting at best. In response, IFSA have compiled a handy ‘Flip – Book’ of over 30 Irish businesses providing real, tangible solutions to the re-opening of any foodservice business.  IFSA are once again demonstrating their commitment to providing the support, information [...]

107, 2020

Ireland’s Largest Tip Jar

Sponsored Content The Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) and Paddy Irish Whiskey have come together to create Ireland’s largest virtual tip jar to support the hospitality industry during these challenging times. They have started an initiative to support these workers via a GoFundMe page and are calling on the public to “tip their bar staff and hospitality workers.” Anything that the public generously donates up to [...]

2206, 2020

Picasso Digital is one stop shop for hospitality industry

sponsored content Picasso Digital is one stop shop for hospitality industry Most hotels know that the right Property Management System can help elevate your premises, providing guests with an enhanced, more satisfying experience. Not all PMS platforms are the same though and it’s the “behind the scenes” add-ons that really differentiate one system from another. AK Techotel develops, sells, teaches and supports IT solutions for hotels, inns, [...]

1506, 2020

“Invisible Chef” – Mr Crumb’s ‘cook in pack’ range is perfect solution for altered hospitality industry

After three years of research, Mr Crumb has launched Invisible Chef, a very timely range of “cook and serve in pack” snacks which includes burritos, breakfast muffins, croque monsieurs and filled paninis. With Invisible Chef, the award-winning artisan company is responding to the needs of a very different, post-lockdown hospitality industry. “The new range actually came to market in January but because of the pandemic, it’s only [...]

506, 2020

BoCo Launches BoCo ToGo

Sponsored Content BoCo, Dublin’s No.1 rated pizza restaurant (Tripadvisor) has built its own online food delivery platform, BoCo ToGo, where customers can order everything that they’ve come to love from BoCo’s food menu and a huge selection of drinks. Owner Colm Bodkin says “The digital restaurant landlords are making it very difficult for restaurants to pivot to take-away only.  Deliveroo were taking 35% of our sales [...]

506, 2020

The new world of work post Covid-19

Sponsored Content Irish launch for unique visual aid to help companies manage social distancing by staff and customers   Idea conceived just 7 weeks ago has already received orders for 3,000 locations in Italy – including from fashion giant Versace “We have to move on from lines of  hazard tape on the floor to a more permanent, professional solution.  Safety Pois is how we do that.” [...]

206, 2020

BALLYMALOE FOODS AGREES DEAL WITH MAJOR AUSTRALIAN RETAILER

Sponsored Content Ballymaloe Foods sales of €6 million last year and relish sales are up 10%   Ballymaloe Foods has signed a deal with Australian retail giants Coles to start supplying its Ballymaloe Relish product to their stores. Ballymaloe Foods will start supplying 120 Coles Supermarkets across Australia in May. From the 25th of May, Ballymaloe Relish will be available to purchase in 120 Coles stores [...]

206, 2020

Pinergy works with hotel customers to efficiently manage energy consumption

Sponsored Content "In times like this, we couldn’t wait up to six weeks for our energy bills. We had to act quickly." As the Covid 19 restrictions came into force, many businesses have had to change or pause their business operations. Some decisions have been hard but made for the right public health reasons. One sector that has had to slow its day to day business [...]

2005, 2020

Free alcohol gel to hospitals – Irish Distiller’s contribution to the fight against Covid

Sponsored Content "As is the case around the world, the demand for alcohol gel is at unprecedentedly high levels in Ireland and is set to remain so for the foreseeable period. Alcohol gel plays a vital part in the frontline efforts of those who are fighting to contain COVID-19. Like so many, Irish Distillers is doing what we can at a time of crisis, which is [...]

2005, 2020

REDBREAST REVEALS ITS THIRD DREAM CASK

Sponsored Content Introducing Redbreast Dream Cask Ruby Port Edition  Limited edition whiskey released to celebrate World Whisky Day 2020 Redbreast Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers at its world-renowned Midleton Distillery in Cork, announced the release of its third limited edition Dream Cask to mark World Whisky Day. Inspired by the flavours of the Iberian Peninsula, Redbreast Dream Cask Ruby Port Edition is the [...]

705, 2020

Pinergy backs CRU SME initiative to defer energy payments for 90 days

5 May, 2020 - Pinergy, the smart energy provider, is pleased to welcome the introduction of a new Energy Support Scheme for SME businesses from the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU). The CRU’s ‘Supply Suspension Scheme’ enables all ‘non-essential’ SME businesses that have been forced to close temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic, to avoid any estimated consumption charges on their bill, that in the absence [...]

2704, 2020

IFSA hosts expert Covid-19 discussion for members

The foodservice and hospitality sector has been hugely impacted by the current pandemic. From restaurants and hotels, to the many suppliers who service the industry, who are now managing growing debtors, the challenges in servicing equipment and delays on new orders, with no clarity on when and how normal business practises will resume. In many cases, their customers, and indeed their own, revenue streams have been decimated [...]

2304, 2020

Fáilte Ireland: Supporting Ireland’s Tourism & Hospitality Businesses

Sponsored Content Free Wellbeing Supports now available on Fáilte Ireland’s COVID-19 Business Support Hub The COVID-19 crisis is one of the most challenging and difficult times the tourism and hospitality industry has ever faced. Fáilte Ireland continues to work directly with thousands of businesses across the country to provide the supports and advice that they most urgently need. The National Tourism Development Authority has created an [...]

2104, 2020

Pinergy works with hotel customers to efficiently manage energy consumption

Sponsored Content "In times like this, we couldn’t wait up to six weeks for our energy bills. We had to act quickly." As the Covid 19 restrictions came into force over the last few weeks, many businesses have had to change or pause their business operations. Some decisions have been hard but made for the right public health reasons. One sector that has had to slow [...]

1604, 2020

Bronze for Chef Ollie Keenan at Sodexo Grand Final

Ballinode chef Ollie Keenan, who works one of Sodexo’s corporate services businesses in the North East, scooped bronze in the 2020 Sodexo UK and Ireland Chef of the Year competition in early March. It was his first time to compete in the live cook-off, which took place at the Hotel, Restaurant and Catering (HRC) event in ExCel London. Ollie, representing Ireland and Northern Ireland, impressed the judges [...]

1604, 2020

HOTELIERS WELCOME GOVERNMENT FRAMEWORK DOCUMENT

Hotel and guesthouse owners have welcomed proposals for the development of sector-specific responses for tourism and hospitality and other sectors that are contained in the draft government framework document prepared by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. Over the past few weeks, the industry has been decimated due to the COVID-19 crisis with over 85% of hotels closed and the majority of the 260,000 employees laid off or [...]

1404, 2020

WEATHERING THE STORM

HOW ARE RESTAURANTS AROUND THE COUNTRY DEALING WITH COVID-19? HOTEL & CATERING REVIEW CAUGHT UP WITH KEVIN AHERNE AT SAGE RESTAURANT IN CORK AND GALWAY RESTAURATEUR JP MCMAHON TO FIND OUT KEVIN AHERNE, SAGE Restaurateur and chef Kevin Aherne has adapted his restaurant in Midleton, Co Cork into a takeaway service. It is, he says, a process that’s continually adapting as he redefines the structure of the [...]

1404, 2020

A “DEEPLY CYNICAL” MOVE

The financial measures implemented so far by the government may not be enough, but they’re a start. Across the industry, there seems to be a general agreement that the government has acknowledged how essential the tourism industry is to the Irish economy. So while there’s more to be done, the new Covid-19 financial schemes for businesses are on the right track. Banks have also stepped up and [...]

1404, 2020

SURVIVING THE NEW WORLD ORDER

On the 24th of March, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that all restaurants and cafes were to limit their supply to take-away and deliveries due to the Covid-19 crisis. The new measures include an exemption from planning for restaurants who are now permitted to operate takeaway service without having to seek permission. An Taoiseach’s announcement also called on hotels to offer rooms only for essential non-social and [...]

804, 2020

Dublin Liberties Distillery launches online delivery service, partnering with local charity, Age Action

The Dublin Liberties Distillery (DLD) has launched an online shop and delivery service, in response to requests for its Irish whiskeys and has partnered with its Dublin 8 neighbour and registered Irish charity Age Action, to support its services. DLD closed its doors to visitors on the 13th in line with Government guidelines for COVID-19, but production of its leading Irish whiskey brands such as Dubliner and [...]