It is with great regret that we confirm that the IRAC Exhibition and Awards Dinner event planned for this coming Friday 6th May has been postponed to a date later in the year.

The Citywest management team advised us yesterday (28th April @ 12.38pm) that the entire hotel and conference facility has, with immediate effect (and along with other hotels) been requisitioned by the Irish Government to facilitate the accommodation of Ukrainian refugees, and all bookings for accommodation and events have been cancelled.

Despite our best efforts, with just one week’s notice it was not possible to locate a suitable alternative venue for a 35 exhibitor event and an evening dinner for 200 guests.

While we are very disappointed at the postponement, of course the IRI supports all efforts to assist the victims of the invasion of Ukraine.

We have already started looking for a suitable alternative venue, and we hope to be able to hold the Exhibition and Awards Event in September 2022.

For those who have already paid for tickets or booked tables with the IRI for the May date, we will of course issue a refund.

Those who have booked accommodation with the hotel should contact Citywest directly for a refund.

We were really looking forward to hosting the event, particularly after the previous postponement due to the Covid pandemic, but we hope you will understand the situation.

We look forward to seeing you at the next event.

Sincerely,

John Smee

President,

Institute of Refrigeration Ireland