News Blog2021-08-10T11:13:49+01:00

Food Sustainability Takes Centre Stage at Waterford’s Harvest Festival

Visitors to Waterford’s Harvest Festival this September 8th to 10th are invited to step into a world of culinary curiosity and thought-provoking discussions as GIY (Grow It Yourself) proudly presents a captivating lineup of talks and debates that delve into the heart of pressing food issues with a series of free talks on the ‘Food Matters’ stage, proudly sponsored by Waterford Chamber Skillnet. The food sustainability talks [...]

Dublin Royal Convention Centre opens

Dublin’s newest meeting and events venue, the Dublin Royal Convention Centre, adjacent to the new Le Pole Square is now open, under the same ownership as Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin and Velvære Spa — the final phase of significant development on this historical site. This latest addition to the stylish and sophisticated city centre hotel is a brand new, state of the art, purpose-built convention centre. Offering [...]

La Dolce Vita comes to InterContinental Dublin

The words Buon appetito will be heard many times this September at the five-star InterContinental Dublin as the Hotel’s Executive Chef Alberto Rossi hosts an Italian pop-up restaurant offering guests and diners authentic and genuine Italian food and wine. Rossi's @Seasons will be open from the 7th until the 30th of September, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6pm to 9.30pm. Alberto, born in Milan to an Italian father and Irish mother, [...]

2023 Bar of Year Awards Revealed

We are thrilled to announce the much-awaited results of this year’s Bar Awards! After an intense selection process and careful consideration by our esteemed panel of judges, we have now chosen the best of the best in the bar industry. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners. Your passion and hard work have made the bar community richer and more vibrant, and we are [...]

Colin Horgan launches first Pride themed hotel guest room

To celebrate Pride and the LGBTQ+ community in Ireland this June, the Hard Rock Hotel Dublin has teamed up with renowned Irish fashion designer Colin Horgan to re-imagine one of the hotel’s superior guest bedrooms with one very simple brief – Love Out Loud. The new room, which will open to the public on Dublin’s Lord Edward Street today, has been designed by Horgan to create a safe space that feels inclusive to everyone while paying [...]

SommiT 2023 8th – 10 October

SommiT is a gathering of food and wine professionals from within the hospitality industry. Attendees will include restaurant professionals both service and culinary, retail sales buyers and sellers, food and wine writers and broadcasters, hoteliers, wine importers and producers and their distributors. The event includes discussion and debate with international authorities in many and varied areas of hospitality. SommiT features an experiential Wine and Food Synergy workshop [...]

Supper Club at The Coburg reveals evening of food and gin

The Coburg announces the theme of its second Supper Club following the initial success of Conrad Dublin's destination restaurant. Continuing the series with a focus on gin lovers, the 5-star hotel restaurant invites food enthusiasts to join the event, either dining solo or in groups, and enjoy a thoughtfully curated evening of food and gin in a comfortable and convivial setting with like-minded individuals. Guests can look forward to a three-course dinner menu crafted by Executive Head [...]

Imperial Hotel hosts President Michael D Higgins

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins together with his wife Sabina were honoured guests of the Imperial Hotel, Cork City at the weekend. The President was on an official visit to Cork to mark the National Day of Commemoration which is traditionally observed on the Sunday closest to June 11th to tie in with the anniversary of the 1921 truce.  Checking in on Saturday 8th July, President Higgins stayed [...]

New general management team at Kilkenny’s Newpark Hotel

Kilkenny’s much loved Newpark Hotel has announced the appointment of a new general management team to steer the 4-star property towards its ambitious future goals. The strategic appointments will see Niall Dunne, who previously held the role of Deputy Manager, and Mark Flynn, a highly experienced hospitality professional and member of the Flynn family, take up the shared general management role. The third-generation family run hotel, which [...]

Bar of the Year Awards 2023 Finalists Announced

We are delighted to announce that the the finalists for this year's highly anticipated Bar Awards have been officially selected. After careful consideration and evaluation by our esteemed panel of judges, we have identified a group of outstanding individuals and establishments who have demonstrated exemplary dedication and excellence in the bar industry. The competition was fierce, and the quality of submissions received surpassed all expectations. Join us [...]

Operational Excellence award for O’Donoghue Ring Collection

Kerry based hotel group the O’Donoghue Ring Collection, is delighted to have been awarded the Operational Excellence in Hospitality, Tourism, & Leisure accolade at this year’s Operational Excellence Awards held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin on Thursday (15 June).   Presided over by a world-class judging panel drawn from the industry, academia and the broader stakeholder community, the annual Operational Excellence Awards aim to recognise and reward the individuals, teams and organisations who have made a commitment to achieving operational excellence and [...]

John Core of Sodexo Ireland wins inaugural Paula Mee Award

John Core, culinary nutrition lead and group business manager with catering and workplace services provider Sodexo Ireland, has won the inaugural Paula Mee Applied Culinary Nutrition Memorial Award from TU Dublin. It was established earlier this year by the university’s School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology in memory of Paula, a well-known author and lecturer at the school, who was one of Ireland’s most prominent dieticians [...]

Midsummer Celebrations at InterContinental Dublin

The sun shone brightly on the longest evening of the year as General Manager Nicky Logue welcomed guests to the InterContinental Dublin’s Garden Terrace party on midsummers evening. Invitees dined al fresco with Spanish guitarist Juan adding to the holiday atmosphere and enjoyed Midsummer & Paradiso cocktails, Bubbles and Rose while sampling the new summer menus developed by Executive Chef Alberto Rossi and his team. Nestling in the courtyard of the Hotel, the Garden Terrace and Veranda is [...]

Gearing up for ‘Great Outdoors Month’

The month of June is officially ‘Great Outdoors Month’ and a great opportunity to encourage friends, family and children to take some time away from the screens and harsh fluorescents and enjoy some natural beauty.  The Royal Canal Greenway and Old Rail Trail in County Westmeath offer breathtakingly scenic cycle routes that run alongside the Royal Canal and an old railway line through the Hidden Heartlands. Cycle [...]

The Westin Dublin to become The College Green Hotel, Autograph Collection

The Westin Dublin, is set to join Autograph Collection Hotels later this year as The College Green Hotel, Autograph Collection. The new name reflects both the heritage and dynamism of the popular College Green quarter and its contemporary, yet historic locale. The renowned hotel is owned by the MHL Hotel Collection who have invested in a €10 million phased renovation over recent years. The transformation will culminate [...]

Pinergy launches €30m solar energy fund for hospitality sector

Pinergy, the clean energy supply & solutions company has today announced the launch of a €30 million fund to accelerate the delivery of solar energy to businesses across the country. Funded solar is a new service for commercial energy users that will enable them to access lower-cost renewable energy as they get ready for the energy transition. As part of this new service, Pinergy will design, install, [...]

Tips for the perfect BBQ

An award-winning chef at a Cork lifestyle destination is sharing his top tips to make the most out of your barbecue experience as the weather heats up. David Rice is the newest addition to the restaurant team at The Pavilion, Ballygarvan and takes up the role as Development Chef. He is encouraging people to get creative this summer and to experiment with different flavours and joints of [...]

Cork Chinese food chain Noodlee announce €3m investment

Popular local Chinese street food restaurant Noodlee has announced a €3m investment across Cork city and county as they are set to open 15 new stores of chain in the coming months, resulting in the creation of up to 200 jobs. The major investment in Cork’s food and hospitality industry is part of a significant expansion by the brand, who hope to bring their authentic Chinese-style cooking [...]

New menu at Orwell Road

Nearly a year on from opening, Orwell Road, by Bereen brothers Marc and Conor, is well established in the heart of Rathgar. The modern Irish restaurant uses the best and freshest local Irish produce, and Head Chef Dan Hannigan’s cooking has won a very loyal following for this very convivial and stylish local favourite. Alongside their Summer Dinner a la carte menu, served from Tuesday to Sunday [...]

Bord Bia launches EU meat promotion campaigns in China

Bord Bia is launching a series of meat promotional campaigns with the European Union in China this week worth €8 million. The co-funded campaigns to promote meat from Europe will also build awareness of Ireland as a supplier of high-quality, safe and sustainably produced beef, lamb, pork and poultry. Coinciding with the ministerial-led trade mission to China, Bord Bia is hosting a chef masters event in Beijing, Sustainable [...] and DigiTally Launch Fundraiser

Stocktaking service, supported by food service software DigiTally, has launched its 2023 fundraiser to support the Cancer Fund for Children, an all-Ireland charity that provides emotional support to children diagnosed with cancer and their families. The fundraiser officially kicked off on Tuesday 18 April with a coffee morning, while on Sunday 23 April, CEO Patrick McDermott ran the London City Marathon in aid of Daisy Lodge [...]

New Team and Menus at The Peregrine

In early summer 2022, The Killarney Park unveiled a stunning transformation of the hotel’s iconic restaurant, led by award winning interior-design firm, Kim Partridge Interiors. Since then, The Peregrine has quickly established itself as the best restaurant in town (Regional winner, Irish Restaurant Awards, The Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant in Kerry 2023), oozing with character and cosy corners, with a sense of occasion in a contemporary relaxed setting, you can [...]

Winners announced at YesChef Awards

The Blackwater Suite at the Fairways Hotel, Dundalk was the venue for the 2023 YesChef Awards on Monday 8th May. A packed room saw more than 500 guests representing the hospitality industry come together to celebrate the achievements of their friends and colleagues. Shane Smith, Managing Director of NI Media who run the awards said, “The YesChef Awards are recognised as the ‘Go To’ night in the [...]

Ashford Castle’s Paula Carroll announces retirement

After 35 years as Director of Marketing and Sales at the legendary Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford, one of the best known and respected hospitality industry professionals, Paula Carroll, will retire at the end of May.  General Manager of the Ashford Estate, Niall Rochford has invited Paula to take on a strategic ambassadorial role until November 2024. “To say it has been a [...]

Beyond The Plate at Beyond The Pale

Beyond The Plate is a celebration of all things food & drink at Beyond The Pale. Festival goers can feast from some of the best Irish street food vendors and enjoy a stellar line-up of talks, tastings, chats, demos and craic on the dedicated food & drink stage.  This summer the Beyond The Plate stage, curated and hosted by food writer Ali Dunworth will focus on food folklore, feasting and [...]

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