Overseas tourist numbers were up 10 per cent in the second half of the year.

One of the problems with introducing State aid measures to help struggling industries navigate bad times is that when things improve, the measures can(...)

The VAT rate for tourism-related services was reduced from 13.5 per cent to 9 per cent in July 2011. Photograph: Joe St Leger

More than 21,600 direct jobs have been created in the food and accommodation sector since VAT was reduced to 9 per cent for tourism-related service(...)

New legislation in February 2011 made aggressive begging an offence liable for prosecution

Tourists dining “al fresco”are being harassed by aggressive beggars, the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has said.The association has support(...)

Brian Mayer: “Thanks to the honest feedback we have received from the restaurant industry and the tech community, we have decided to change our model to share revenue with the restaurants.”

ReservationHop, a San Francisco start-up, which has faced increasing criticism over its concept of bidding for restaurant reservations has been defend(...)

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has called for an end to the Good Friday alcohol ban, which was causing unjustifiable “suffering” to busines(...)

Chef Rene Redzepi in his Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. Denmark was not known for its food before the success of the Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, but now people were flying from all over the world to eat there, the Restaurants Association of Ireland’s annual conference in Dublin heard yesterday.

Denmark was not known for its food before the success of the Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, but now people were flying from al(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar says he has “absolute confidence” in Alan Shatter. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter told the Dáil he was unaware of Garda phone tapping before Monday evening. He said he only received the lette(...)

He doesn’t have the data to back up his hunch, but Adrian Cummins suspects a lot of men buy restaurant vouchers as Christmas gifts. The chief execu(...)

Workers delivering water treatment chemicals to the Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant in Co Wicklow. City engineer Michael Phillips warned that any relaxation in restrictions would leave the capital and surrounding region dry within days. Photograph: Collins

Dublin will be left with no water if night-time restrictions are lifted, city engineer Michael Phillips has warned. The council last night announced t(...)

Adrian Cummins chief executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland said more than 9,000 delegates were in the city centre tonight for the technology web summit and water in restaurants would be turned off at 8pm. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

There is “real anger” in the business community about the latest water restrictions in Dublin, according to the Restaurants Association of Ireland. Ch(...)