Adrian Cummins

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From September 1st, city businesses will have to pay an annual licence fee of €630 to erect sandwich boards outside their premises. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí agreed to support a Dublin City Council “blitz” on unauthorised sandwich boards on the city’s streets, minutes of an internal council meeting s(...)

Liam Edwards, owner of Jim Edwards restaurant, Kinsale, Co Cork. “I’m seeing restaurants closing a few days a week because they don’t have the staff or they’re trying to keep them fresh,” he says. Photograph: Provision

Liam Edwards normally works front of house at his seafood restaurant in Kinsale, Co Cork. But for the past three months he has been full-time in the (...)

Adrian Cummins: he says  a restaurateur should be allowed to write off a portion of the cost of providing accommodation for staff against tax

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has accused the Government of not doing enough to address the chronic skills shortage facing the hospital(...)

Restaurants will be required to display calorie counts on menus under new legisation to be published by the Minister for Health. Photograph: iStock

Restaurants in Ireland will be required by law to display calorie counts on menus by the end of the year, according to new proposals. Minister for H(...)

Adrian Cummins, chief executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, launching the 2019 restaurant of the year awards.

Nominations are now open in the 2019 Irish Restaurant Awards. The online public vote at, gives diners a chance to(...)

Tourists enjoy the weather and sites in Trinity College Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The one thing that virtually everyone involved in the Irish tourism industry appears to agree on is that a trip to Ireland still represents good value(...)

Tourists enjoy a tour of Dublin with Viking Splash Tours. Photograph: Robert Alexander/ Getty Images

As the curtain fell on a record year for Irish tourism, the storm clouds were gathering like never before. While those charged with bringing visitors (...)

The Department of Finance says  reduced VAT, which was introduced in an attempt to boost the hospitality industry, had meant a loss of €2.6billion to the Exchequer.

The chief executive of the Irish Restaurants Association, Adrian Cummins, has warned that the 50 per cent increase in VAT for the sector is going to l(...)

The issue of restaurant ‘no-shows’ has returned to the spotlight as we enter the busy Christmas period.

The issue of restaurant ‘no-shows’ – people who make bookings but fail to show up, leaving restaurateurs out of pocket with unsold tables – has return(...)

Adrian Cummins of the Restaurant Association of Ireland said in a radio interview that restaurants could take deposits at the time of booking and levy a charge on customers who did not turn up.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s competition watchdog has opened a formal investigation into the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) over an industry campaign to enco(...)

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