Increase in Overseas Visitors To Ireland

We welcome the latest figures released by the CSO outlining an increase of almost 12% in overseas visitors in the past three months. The increase correlates with what we are seeing in the pub trade as more and more tourists are visiting pubs across Ireland. Evidence of this is seen in research conducted amongst VFI […]

Vintners’ Federation of Ireland Welcomes Bord Bia Recognition of Pub Food

Over 25% of food consumed outside the home is consumed in the pub ·         Report underlines the volume and quality of food on offer at Irish Pubs ·         Importance of the Irish pub to tourism, the economy and the consumer highlighted as a result   The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has welcomed a new study by […]

Report highlights pub’s role in creating economic development and social wellbeing in rural Ireland

7,400 Pubs operating in Ireland with 50,000 employed by Irish pubs ·         €60.7 million generated in wages and estimated total of €2.1m injected by pubs in their local supply chains   Today, the findings of an academic study conducted by the University of York and Newcastle Business School (Northumbria University) and prepared for the Vintners’ Federation of […]

Rural Publicans call for measures in budget 2014 to protect thousands of pub jobs

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI), which represents 4,200 publicans outside Dublin and the interests of approximately 40,000 jobs, has today issued their pre-budget demands.   The VFI has called on the Government to protect the jobs associated with the labour intensive on trade.   The Vintners’ Federation is specifically calling for two basic measures: […]

VFI Urges Government to Help Boost Consumer Confidence. 6,000 jobs gone since 2009 and no sign of reducing

Over 350 publicans today (May 14th 2013) attended the Knightsbrook Hotel, in Co. Meath for the 40th Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (“VFI”) AGM.   VFI President and Kilkenny publican Gerry Rafter addressed the delegates and highlighted the dire reality which sees publicans and other businesses all over Ireland struggling for survival. Assembled publicans were particularly irate at […]

39% of Publicans Have Made Staff Reductions in First Quarter of 2013

Over 350 publicans from all over Ireland are in Meath over the next three days for the 40th Annual Conference of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (“VFI”). The VFI represents approximately 4,200 publicans throughout Ireland outside of Dublin, representing approximately 50,000 jobs. Ahead of the AGM, which is taking place in the Knightsbrook Hotel on Tuesday (14th May), the […]

VFI Welcomes Consumer Group Report Condemning Price Hikes and Price Matching

Below Cost Alcohol Supplemented by Increasing Prices for Household Staples   The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has welcomed this week’s report by the Consumers’ Association of Ireland (CAI) on price hikes and perceived price matching by the country’s biggest supermarkets. The report showed the price for a basket of goods up 12% when compared […]

New VFI President Calls on Goverment to do More for Small Business

Over 350 publicans today (May 15th 2012) attended the Hotel Kilkenny for the 39th Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) AGM.   New President and Kilkenny publican Gerry Rafter addressed the delegates and called on members to remain positive despite the continuing decline of the pub trade. He called on the Government to help small and […]