Paul Moynihan is the new Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) President. Paul, who runs a family pub in rural Wicklow, takes over from outgoing President Padraic McGann, from Monivea, Co Galway. Paul was appointed President
The vast majority of publicans want to be allowed reopen like Northern Ireland where all hospitality outlets will open together this week without any division between food and non-food pubs or the requirement for a
On the day pubs in Northern Ireland were told they can resume indoor drinking and dining on 24th May, the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) says the Irish Government must immediately publish its plan to
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) says the continued absence of a coherent roadmap to guide the pub sector towards reopening is causing huge distress to publicans, their families and staff. The VFI has described
The lack of any detailed plan for how the pub sector will reopen is a major flaw in the Resilience and Recovery 2021 plan published by government and will prolong the anxiety and uncertainty for
The decision by the High Court that four pub owners are entitled to business interruption compensation from their insurer due to the Covid-19 pandemic is warmly welcomed by the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI), the
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has welcomed the introduction of new laws that restrict the purchase of alcohol through promotions and loyalty schemes, but says the continued refusal by Government to introduce Minimum Unit
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) says the Government decision to close pubs serving food along with restaurants on Christmas Eve brings closer the probability that pubs will remain shut past 15th March 2021, the one
The Government announcement that the hospitality sector, including pubs serving food, is likely to be shut down three days after Christmas is further proof that a coherent roadmap to a sustainable reopening is vital if
The Government used misleading data and information to keep wet pubs closed, according to the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI). In a strident rebuttal of the information published by the
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) says the political decision to keep pubs closed while allowing food premises to reopen highlights a stunning act of Government hypocrisy, which has resulted in publicans now being treated
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) says speculation that pubs will be permitted to open only if they have a chef and kitchen is further proof that Government and its NPHET partners will stop at
Pubs, restaurants and cafes must be allowed the opportunity to open together when lockdown restrictions are lifted, as the Government’s own data proves private dwellings, not hospitality outlets, are the primary source of Covid outbreaks.
The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) has warned that the country will face a “two-tier Christmas” if the hospitality sector remains closed when we emerge from the current lockdown.
The Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) says measures introduced in Budget 2021 to aid the sector will bring some degree of confidence to publicans, who are facing into a protracted period of uncertainty after enduring
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) is calling on Government to immediately introduce Minimum Unit Pricing and curtail the availability of cheap alcohol as part of the overall strategy to reduce the country’s infection rate.
The Government decision to move the entire country to Level Three will see 50,000 bar staff lose their jobs in another devastating development for the pub sector in a year where it has borne the
Statement from Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) Chief Executive Padraig Cribben:“The general sense from talking to publicans around the country is they’re happy to be open and meeting old regulars. Publicans are by their nature outgoing people
The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is on the verge of collapsing the entire pub sector in Ireland as it effectively closes most pubs in Dublin and threatens similar action in the rest of