There were 1,477 less pubs in Ireland last year than in 2005, representing a 17.1% drop in businesses across the country, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI, of which the VFI is
Congratulations to the 15 VFI members who have been shortlisted for this years KNORR Great Carvery competition. After strong entries from the length and breadth of the four provinces, the 2018 KNORR Great Carvery competition will
VFI members featured in a recent article ‘Ireland’s Top 20 Gastropubs’ by Lucinda O’Sullivan, one of Ireland’s most widely-read food critics. Lucinda’s top 20 gastropubs ‘for feeding the flock’ appeared in The Sunday Independent’s, Life Magazine.
New Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment) Bill 2018 to add further pressure on Government. In a move certain to heap additional pressure on the Government regarding insurance reform, Deputy Michael McGrath (FF) has this afternoon introduced
Griffith College is to launch a Bar Manager’s Degree Apprenticeship in 2019. The news comes after the Apprenticeship Council of Ireland approved the course for development earlier this year. The three-year degree has been designed
€100k committed in major sponsorship deal by VFI Drogheda & District and Hoteliers to Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann 2018. Members of the Drogheda & District Vintners & Hoteliers and their suppliers have announced a significant
A majority of publicans believe their business will improve over the next three years, new research reveals. This increased confidence is leading to plans by many in the trade to invest and refurbish their premises. The findings are
The Alliance for Insurance Reform, the group which brings together representative bodies from the not-for-profit, charity, sports and small and medium-sized business sectors across Ireland, has presented a suite of practical measures to tackle crippling