We are there to advise our members when they experience difficulties of any sort within their business.

Who we are.

With 4,000 members the VFI is a vibrant National Trade Organisation for pubs outside the greater Dublin area. 

What we do.

We work on our members’ behalf to promote and protect their interests and give advice to members on topics such as licensing laws, employment legislation, planning matters and much more.


How we work.

The Federation is organised on a national and county basis to ensure that members have full access with full support from the trade at all levels for any policy decision, programme or plan which the National Executive Council of the Federation considers necessary to protect and promote the interests of members and to ensure that their business will give them a satisfactory livelihood.

Privacy Statement.

We have recently updated our Privacy Policy as part of our commitment to ensuring your personal data is treated with the highest standards in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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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

VFI Management Committee 2022/2023

Back row: Raymond Aughey (Monaghan), Cathal Sheridan (Galway), Paul Moynihan (Wicklow), Michael O’Donovan (Cork), Declan Kennedy (Kildare) & Tom Dunbar (Wexford).
Front row: John Clendennen (Offaly), James Tully (Roscommon), Paul Clancy (CEO), Mary Cronin (Limerick), Kieran Linnane (Tipperary)