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Inaugural awards joint venture between VFI and LVA

"Recession is still alive in rural Ireland"
"Pub owners must now think outside the box" says VFI Publican, Alan Gielty
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Pubs of Ireland

View our specially commissioned video celebrating Irish pub culture

A message from our CEO

VFI Chief Executive Padraig Cribben outlines how the Federation works on behalf of its 4,000 members across Ireland. The VFI works to promote and protect the business interests of publicans while ensuring members are kept abreast of new legislation impacting the sector.

Why join the VFI – we provide representation for the trade on all necessary bodies, including Government, Local Authorities, Suppliers and other Agencies

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VFI Support

Membership creates a first port of call for any Licensee in difficulty relating to the trade. The VFI is a source of communication, information and advice on many topics, including Legal Matters, Employment, Taxation, Accounting, Planning, Business, Economic, Revenue and inheritance of the Family Business.

Representative Expertise

The VFI makes representations on members’ behalf at all levels, including Government, Local Authority and Trade. We are there to work for members to promote and protect their interests.

Stronger Together

Those involved in the Licensed Trade in Ireland are faced with a constant barrage of regulations, restrictions and legislation. It can be daunting to have to face Legislators or Regulators alone. By becoming a VFI member you will not be alone.