“The retention of VAT at 9% is vital to the continued rebuilding of our sector, as the cost of business is rising and there is continued uncertainty in the global market.
We must be price competitive with international markets and continue to attract tourists to our country. It is more important now than ever, that VAT is retained at 9% – for the sake of food, tourism and jobs.”

Liam Edwards – President of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI)


The ‘Keep VAT at 9%’ campaign has garnered invaluable support from the following:

Associations and Chambers

Catering Suppliers and Service Providers

  • Baxter Story
  • Fitzers Catering
  • Pallas Foods
  • Feast Catering
  • Compass Group
  • Aramark
  • MyPlace Connect
  • Image Zoo

Large Food Enterprises

  • Insomnia Coffee
  • Supermacs
  • Dominos
  • Abrakebabra
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen
  • Yo Sushi
  • O’Briens Sandwich Bars