Dine in the Dark will take place for the month of October in participating restauraunts nationwide

Headline Pharmaceutical Sponsor Novartis


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We are delighted to welcome Novartis as our Headline Pharmaceutical Sponsor for Dine in the Dark

Novartis is one of Ireland’s leading employers in the healthcare industry. One of the first pharmaceutical companies to locate in Ireland in the 1950’s, Novartis has strong history of  investing in Ireland over the last sixty years

Dine in the Dark Headline Sponsor Novartis  

 At Novartis, our mission of caring and curing underscores our work, our values and our efforts around the world. Strong values define our culture and help us execute the Novartis strategy in line with our mission and vision. Our strategy is to deliver better outcomes for patients through science-based innovation. We aim to lead in growing areas of healthcare. In the context of an increasingly challenging healthcare environment, we are reinforcing our culture, boosting our skills and building a diverse workforce with talented leaders.

To find out more about our Headline Pharmaceutical Sponsor click here

Premium Partner  Restaurants Association of Ireland


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We would like to thank all of our friends  at the Restaurants Association of Ireland for their support in rolling out   Ireland’s first National Dine in the Dark week.

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

The RAI now represents in excess of 1,400 members, with establishments representing full service restaurants, coffee shops, hotel restaurants, gastropubs, golf clubs and cookery schools. The RAI also have over 100 trade partners, businesses that are our approved suppliers of products and services for restaurants.

The RAI is also home to Ireland’s leading  restaurant awards #FoodOscars.  For more information on our wonderful partners in the RAI click here

Junior Sponsor 



We are delighted to welcome New Ireland Assurance as a Junior Sponsor for Dine in the Dark.

New Ireland Assurance Company is the first wholly Irish owned life assurance company to transact business in Ireland.

We provide life assurance, pensions and investment solutions to individual and corporate customers.  We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing high quality, courteous and efficient service to our customers. This commitment led us to win the Professional Irish Brokers Association award for service excellence in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The strategy for our business, the goal of the senior management team and the focus of our staff is to look after our new and existing customers better than any other company in the Irish market.

To find out more about New Ireland Assurance click here



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We are delighted to welcome Classic Drinks as our Wine Partner for Dine in the Dark


Classic Drinks  take great pride in providing a complete service to the on trade throughout Ireland. Classic Drinks are very privileged to bring to our customers a range of hand-picked wines coming directly from wineries throughout the world.  Classic Drinks and their winemakers share the same philosophy  “the customer is the priority”.They believe in high standards and being customer driven with a strong focus on consistently providing a top quality service. Classic Drinks  also strongly believe in their people and understand that people are the core to any successful business. In addition to their award winning wine portfolio, Classic Drinks also supply a one stop solution with a comprehensive selection of branded spirits and beers. They consistently update their product range of specialty spirits, beers and ciders enabling our customer to satisfy changing demands in the market.

To find out more about our amazing Wine Sponsor, Classic Drinks, please click here.


We would like to  thank all of our wonderful partners for their support, we look forward to having 200 Restaurants & 8000 Diners #GoDark for #SightLoss this  November.

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