VFI Welcomes Bord Bia Recognition of Pub Food

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has welcomed a new study by Bord Bia which recognises the contribution of the Irish Pub to the country’s food offering. Statistics from the study show that 25.3% of food consumed outside the home is consumed in Irish pubs. The study outlines not only the volume of food on […]

Budget 2014 Statement: No Reversal

We are pleased that the Government has decided not to impose further increases in excise at a time when the pub trade continues to experience significant challenges. Today’s decision is also welcome news for Irish consumers who as a result will not see their pockets further lightened. This is crucial at a time when we […]

New Research Published Today Finds Visiting an Irish Pub Is Our #1 Tourist Attraction

Hospitality and Drinks Industry stakeholders consider Ireland’s tourism offer, and asks ‘are our hospitality and drinks industries unique resources or do they play into an embarrassing national stereotype?’ As new report by Tony Foley, Economist, DCU Business School was launched today entitled ‘The Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Tourism’. The report was launched at […]

7,400 Pubs Operating In Ireland With 50,000 Employed By Irish Pubs

UNIVERSITY OF YORK REPORT HIGHLIGHTs PUB’s ROLE IN CREATING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL WELLBEING IN RURAL IRELAND 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 Ireland has revealed the central role that pubs play in creating economic […]

VFI Elects First Female President

Noreen O’Sullivan from Nenagh starts her two year term today as head of the pub representative body. Noreen O’Sullivan said; “For decades, women have played a crucial role in the Irish pub, working behind the bar and managing premises. It is a great honour to take up the role of President of the VFI and […]

Vintners hold positive meeting with Minister on Good Friday trading

Hopeful of a positive response The two organisations which represent publicans in Ireland, the Licensed Vintners Association and the Vintners Federation of Ireland, have described a meeting with the Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald on the issue of Good Friday trading as very positive During the meeting, both organisations highlighted the importance of […]