Disappointment over decision regarding pubs opening on Good Friday #AboutTime

The representative bodies for the licensed trade, the LVA and VFI have said they are extremely disappointed with the Minister for Justice’s decision not to introduce legislation which would permit all licensed premises to serve alcohol on Good Friday this year.   The Chief Executive of the LVA, Donall O’Keeffe said his members and members […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]