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(...)

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton said he intended to abolish the joint labour committees that dealt with terms and conditions for staff in the hotel sector in Dublin and in relation to law clerks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of joint labour committees, the wage-setting mechanism that determines terms and conditions for workers in particular sectors, is to be red(...)

The reduced rate was introduced in 2011 to boost job creation in the recession-hit hospitality sector.

Restaurant owners have urged the Government to keep the 9 per cent rate of VAT on food and tourism services as a matter of priority in next month’s Bu(...)

Restaurants Association of Ireland chief executive Adrian Cummins said the decision to reduce the rate for tourist services had been “incredibly successful”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Restaurant owners have urged the Government to retain a measure which reduced value added tax (VAT) to nine per cent in the tourism sector almo(...)