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GMIT to host ninth national Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference this week

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Delegates from the Irish hospitality sector will gather in GMIT today (Thursday) and tomorrow for the ninth annual Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference (THRIC). Hosted by the GMIT College of Tourism and Arts, the conference gathers industry, academia, and students together to discuss the sector’s research and industry trends.

Hotels say they will oppose mandatory labelling of calories on menus

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) yesterday stated that it would oppose any attempt down the line to introduce mandatory labelling of calories on menus in hotels and guesthouses. Commenting on a series of recommendations by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), Michael Vaughan, President, IHF, welcomed the voluntary nature of the proposed scheme but expressed concerns that it could be transformed into a mandatory system once the introductory phase has been completed.

Our monstrous weather and finances

In the midst of our miserable weather, and dire financial troubles the series of ‘unfortunate’, or at least most unusual, events continued last year. Stringing them all together, as Dr Kieran Hickey does in his interesting book* reminds us that little old Ireland, blessed and loved by the saints, a ‘nation cradled in the arms of St Patrick’ (as I was taught in national school), is, alas, not excluded from strange geophysical events such as extreme weather conditions, including volcanoes and earthquakes, as we may have once believed. Although it was extremely rare for all these events to happen in the same year, I am sorry to say that having spoken to Dr Hickey this week, we’d better batten down the hatches, and prepare for a worse walloping to come. Just over 200 years ago the weather gave Mary Shelley monstrous dreams...but more of that in a moment.

 

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