Turnover of staff across all hotels in the country is at an all-time high.
Staff shortages and turnover are becoming a serious issue for the hospitality industry in Ireland.
Executive Chef at Raddisson Blu in Athlone Dean Diplock estimates that he's lost 95% of his team since March of last year.
Unsocial hours, dealing with public complaints and better paid jobs in other sectors are believed to be the main causes.
Mr. Diplock says this makes it necessary to think outside the box to find staff: