Sligo Restauranteur Anthony Gray – New RAI (Restaurant Association Ireland) President

Tra Ban Restaurant Sligo Strandhill, photographer Julia Dunin 98 (2)  Anthony Gray, owner of Tra Ban Restaurant in Strandhill and Eala Bhan on Rockwood Parade has been announced as the new President of the Restaurant Association of Ireland. The official announcement was made during the Annual Presidential Dinner event in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, a glittering event which brought the 2015 RAI Annual Conference to a close.

Anthony, said “Over my two year term I will strive to assist schools both at Primary and Secondary level, to teach students life-long healthy eating habits and how to make positive food choices through making educated decisions on the food they consume. The RAI and I want the subject, Home Economics to become compulsory on the curriculum right up to junior cert where the emphasis should be on healthy eating and preparation of nutritional food”.

Adrian Cummins, CEO of the RAI said ’We are delighted that Sligo restaurateur Anthony Gray from Eala Bhan and Tra Ban restaurants is coming on board as President of the RAI. He will bring a new dynamic to the organisation. The success of Anthony’s restaurants gives us a good insight into the slow but uplifting recovery of the restaurant sector.’

For more information see www.RAI.ie

Photography by Julia Dunin