The VFI - Here to offer expert advice to our members

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Who We Are

With thousands of members across Ireland, 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.

A message from our President

“The Federation works on behalf of members across Ireland on a whole host of issues. 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 President John Clendennen 

VFI Management Committee 2023/2024

Back row: Raymond Aughey (Monaghan), Kieran Linnane (Tipperary), Charlie O’Meara, (Clare), Eamon Horan (Wicklow), Michael O’Donovan (Cork) & Cathal Sheridan (Galway).
Front row: James Tully (Roscommon), Paul Moynihan (Wicklow), John Clendennen (Offaly), Padraig Cribben (interim CEO) & Tom Dunbar (Wexford). 

Tom Dunbar
Declan Kennedy
Michael O’Donovan
Paul Moynihan
Cathal Sheridan
Raymond Aughey