Monthly Archives: September 2017

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29 09, 2017

Attract the best staff and save on hiring costs with Jobbio

What makes a great Irish pub? A perfectly poured pint of Guinness for sure. Some might say a great Irish breakfast. But the experts know that the true secret to success is a brilliant bar server, with the ability to make every customer feel right at home. Irish Pubs Global and Jobbio have teamed up to create a unique careers channel that ensures talent knows exactly where in the world their bartending skills are required. Jobbio is a careers marketplace that connects smart companies with smart people. This partnership creates a dynamic channel where the 7,000 Irish Pubs Global members can showcase their live roles, their opportunities and attract only the most welcoming of staff. Commenting on the launch of this new Irish Pubs Global Job Channel, CEO of Irish Pubs Global Colm O'Reilly said 'We are delighted to announce [...]

27 09, 2017

7 Facebook Business Page Tips – From Brandx.ie

1. Pictures or Video grab ATTENTION Choose relevant to your subject or make something up yourself. Adding an image (or two,) videos or photo attracts much more attention and may drive shares. 2. Content Followers 'follow' because you bring them something they want and are interested in. Consider what your customers and fans may want before you write. Some news items may be interesting, but mention a discount or special offer, and they will follow you anywhere! Related local or hospitality news will be recommended; the more relevant to your followers, the better. They will see your page as giving them value and well worth continuing to follow and hopefully like or share (but don’t “sell” on every post). The occasional local community issue goes down well; showing you as a responsible and caring member. Promote good causes and share good [...]

27 09, 2017

Irish Pubs Global CEO talks about The Irish Pub Modern Global Brand

Irish Pubs Global recently took part in the National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition at Citywest, Dublin. Our CEO Colm O'Reilly spoke at the conference on "The Irish Pub Modern Global Brand". View his full presentation below:

26 09, 2017

Introducing The Global Hospitality Tech Summit 2018

This month, The Restaurants Association of Ireland proudly launched the first ever Global Hospitality Tech Summit. The conference will be held on the 6th and 7th of February, 2018 in City West, Dublin. Working alongside Food and Bev Live, their objective is to provide you with the tools, ideas and networking opportunities you need to build your restaurant or foodservice business. Through speakers, breakout sessions and panel discussions, the conference aims to transform the way in which hospitality industry professionals attract customers, run their businesses and set themselves apart from the competition. Themes that Global Hospitality Tech Summit 2018 will explore include:  The Game-Changing Innovations and Trends for 2018  How Technology is Revolutionizing Customer Engagement Building Loyalty Through Technology Digital Marketing: Using the Right Channels to Promote Your Brand Disrupt or be Disrupted  The Future of Mobile POS [...]

15 09, 2017

Paddy Barry’s Irish Restaurant and Pub celebrates three year anniversary

Situated in Tysons Corner, Virginia, Brendan Barry and his wife Susan opened Paddy Barry’s on 16th September 2014. Brendan met Susan in an Irish pub in his hometown of Waterford as she was touring Ireland in August 2008, so they have a strong affinity to Irish Pubs and everything Irish. The pair later married in November 2009 and settled in Arlington, Virginia. Brendan very much appreciates his Irish roots and Susan has embraced the Irish culture and humour to the extent that when the opportunity arose to buy an Irish Pub & Restaurant in August 2014, she was very much the driving force. Pictured: Declan, Brendan, Susan and Darryl Barry Brendan and Susan wanted the name for their pub to be original and meaningful to them and to portray the sense of an authentic Irish Pub. They decided to name the [...]

12 09, 2017

The National Food and Drink Conference and Exhibition takes place tomorrow in Citywest

The National Food and Drink Conference and Exhibition, the largest gathering of food industry professionals in Ireland, takes place on the 13th September in the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin. The annual event will welcome 3,000 food industry professionals, 200 speakers and 170 exhibitors to discuss the key issues facing the industry. There will be 22 conferences taking place within the event including Brexit Food Summit, Tourism and Hospitality Summit, Forecourt and Convenience Retail Expo, the Craft Beer and Spirits Expo and more.   Top speakers this year include: Vincent Carton, CEO, Manor Farm Joe Barrett, Co-Founder, Applegreen Alison Cowzer, Investor, Dragons Den Mella Frewen, Director General, FoodDrinkEurope Simon McKeever, CEO, Irish Exporters Association Brian Lee, Co-Founder of Chopped The food and drink industry is worth €10bn to the Irish economy and exports produce to over 120 countries. The UK remains the [...]

7 09, 2017

Kilkenny’s Brian Cody on the menu at Irish Pubs Global Gala Awards Dinner

Kilkenny’s longest standing and most successful hurling manager, Brian Cody, is set to address the Irish Pubs Global Awards on 10th October, in The Round Room at the Mansion House, Dublin. Brian’s professional career as a primary school teacher and principal, combined with his outstanding record on the pitch and on the sideline make him one of Ireland’s most fascinating people management and development practitioners. After dinner he will offer valuable insights into developing teams, leadership, and developing communities around the GAA. Speaking about the Awards, Brian said “The heart of many Irish communities abroad is often focused on the GAA and the unofficial clubhouse, the local Irish pub. I look forward to sharing some of my thoughts on the role of the Irish pub across the world and how they are often intertwined with the local GAA and hearing the [...]

5 09, 2017

Irish Spirits Association hosts inaugural meeting of Ireland’s gin producers

The Irish Spirits Association recently hosted the inaugural meeting of Ireland’s gin producers. Recent figures suggest that gin has grown by 31.6% year-on-year in on-trade value to reach €74 million. Mirroring this, preliminary figures from the CSO suggest that 2017 may see a significant and unprecedented increase in exports of gin from Ireland. This new group will provide a strong voice for one of Ireland’s fastest growing sectors. The inaugural meeting provided a forum to scope out key issues affecting the sector. The group agreed that their number one priority was to support the creation of a legally-recognised standard for Irish Gin. Pat Rigney, Managing Director of The Shed Distillery has been elected chair of the new group. The Department of Agriculture and Food was also represented at the meeting, where regulatory issues affecting producers was discussed. Speaking about the meeting, [...]