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VAT cut delivers Clare jobs boost

The Restaurant Association of Ireland has said 547 new jobs have been created in the food, tourism and hospitality sectors in Clare since the reduced VAT rate of 9% was introduced in July 2011. To highlight the scale of job creation, a new report compares the number of direct new jobs to a major local employer, revealing that the 547 extra jobs created in Clare is more than double the number of employees also employed in Clare by Shannon Airport. Speaking about the success of the reduced VAT rate, Adrian Cummins, chief executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, said, “As this report proves, in terms of creating new jobs in the food and accommodation sector, the introduction of the new VAT rate in July 2011 has been a major driver of local employment growth. 547 new direct jobs have been created in Clare alone, with 21,633 new direct jobs created across the whole country. “This is a very conservative …

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Five Clare restaurants compete for All-Ireland recognition

FIVE Clare restaurants celebrated their success at the Munster Regional Irish Restaurant Awards and will now go on to represent their county for the national titles at the All-Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards 2014. The Best Restaurant in Clare is Gallagher’s Seafood Restaurant; Best Chef in Clare David Hurley of The Dining Room at Gregan’s Castle Hotel; Best Hotel Restaurant in Clare The Dining Room at Gregans Castle Hotel; Best Casual Dining in Clare L’Arco Italian Restaurant, Best Gastro Pub in ClareVaughan’s Anchor Inn, Best Wine Experience in Clare Earl of Thomond @ Dromoland Castle Hotel and Best Customer Service in Clare Earl of Thomond @ Dromoland Castle Hotel. The All-Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards 2014 will take place next Monday in Dublin.. The night will see an expected crowd of up to 800 restaurant owners, staff and industry experts to gather to celebrate their work. “In their sixth year now, the Irish Restaurant Awards continue to go from strength to strength. …

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