• As an IHI Member you are seen to subscribe to professionalism within the hospitality industry.
• As an IHI Member you recognise that professional qualifications are the basis for entry to the Profession of Hospitality Management.
As an IHI Member you can network with other professional managers at IHI organised conferences, seminars and events:
IHI Hospitality Managers Conference
National Human Resource Management Conference
Founders Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards
Regional Lectures Series
Workshops and Seminars
• As an IHI Member you have access to the member login area of the IHI website - www.ihi.ie featuring management resources, research, management toolkit and useful links.
• The Member login area hosts volumes of management briefs, toolkits, technical briefs and resources. These management tools provide you with up-to-date information on current issues and how to deal with them, legislation and employment legislation pertaining specifically to the hospitality industry, access to an online competency evaluator, which enables the user to identify quickly the areas, which require training.
• As an IHI member, you will receive updates on matters of business interest via the IHI newsletter, email updates and management briefs.
• As a member, at no extra cost you can become a member of the IHI membership groupings such as the Young IHI, or HR Circle. This offers you access to targeted information and targeted events.
As a member you support the IHI's involvement in awards of excellence and can nominate persons in the industry whom you believe deserve one of these awards:
• As an IHI member, you are actively involved in the development of young managers by offering your views.
• As an IHI member you can participate in the debate on codes of practice for professional managers in the Irish Hospitality Industry.
• You can underpin the work of the IHI National Council and executive on decision making bodies for curricula development and codes of practice.
• As an IHI member, you contribute to "Best Practice" standards in Industry
• Access to the Membership Offers programme offering discounts and special offers
Chef Paul Finnegan cooked for the Obama family yesterday when Michelle, Liah and Sasha had lunchn with Bono, his wife Ali and two sons in Finnegan's pub in Dalkey.
'They had a simple lunch - corned beef, cabbage, fish and chips', he said later, adding that the First Lady also had a lobster starter,
Earlier in the day the Obamas visited Glendalough where, despite the early morning midges, they enjoyed a tour of the park and Monastic City. Images of the visit, beamed around the world, showed pictures of one of Ireland's most scenic locations.
National Bike Week which is cuurently in progress has resuted in thousands of Irish people and visitors cycling on Irish roads and cycle paths.
Cycling is growing rapidly as a visitor activity with new cycle lanes in many cities and towns as well as dedicated cycle routes like the Green Way in Mayo. The successes of Irish cyclists like Dan Martin and Nicholas Roche in Europe has encouraged young people to take up the sport while the arrival of the Giro d'Italia in Ireland next year will give cycling a further boost.
National Bike Week was launched at Cork Summer Show by Minister of State Alan Kelly