The Restaurants Association of Ireland was formed in 1970 with the initial goal of forming a strong lobby that would represent the industry at Government level on issues of importance to the Irish restaurant industry.

The Restaurants Association of Ireland now represents in excess of 2,500 members, across the island of Ireland, with establishments representing full service restaurants, coffees shops, hotel restaurants, gastropubs, golf clubs and cookery schools. We also have over 150 trade partners, businesses that are our approved suppliers of products and services for restaurants.

For more information on the benefits of becoming a member of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, call the RAI office on 01 677 9901or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and quote “IFEX2022” .