In response to demands from the Green Party to close pubs for the next two weeks, the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) says its members will follow any instructions from the Chief Medical Officer, the
While the cancellation of St Patrick’s Day parades nationwide is a blow to the hospitality sector, public health is of paramount importance and publicans fully support the government’s decision. Padraig Cribben, VFI Chief Executive, says:
As part of its manifesto for the upcoming general election, the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) is calling for the immediate introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing along with a reduction in excise duty and the
The Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) says it is strongly opposed to the introduction of calorie counts on menus. The VFI represents publicans throughout Ireland, many of whom serve food and will be adversely impacted
VFI calls for immediate funding for new Garda Insurance Fraud Co-Ordination Unit The VFI has welcomed news that a special insurance fraud co-ordination unit is to be established within the Garda National Economic Crime
The latest CSO figures published this week reveal the decline in British tourist expenditure continues, underlining feedback from VFI publicans over the summer that visitor numbers in tourist areas of the country are much weaker
Dramatic CCTV footage from a pub in Newbridge reveals the extent of the threat facing small businesses as they battle soaring insurance premiums and massive compensation claims. The footage shows a person taking glass from
The VFI has strongly rejected the portrayal of pubs in a recent Irish Times article measuring the health of Ireland’s main streets, where pubs were categorised as having a negative impact on towns and villages.
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland has today (Tuesday 14th May) strongly criticised government for abandoning rural communities in the wake of changes to drink-driving legislation introduced last October. Given the lack of clarity about when
Frustration for the Alliance for Insurance Reform as two years on still no progress made on proposed Garda Fraud Unit Hard-pressed insurance policyholders have reacted with intense frustration to the confirmation during yesterday’s 2-hour longdebate on insurance
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has today (Wednesday 20th February) launched a public awareness campaign about driving safely the morning after a night out. The Federation, supported by Drinkaware, wants to arm people with
The Uber-style taxi service ‘Ruxi’ aims to help tackle rural isolation in many rural communities The VFI are urging government to support the implementation of a rural taxi service that would help alleviate isolation
Any move to increase the hospitality VAT rate could do lasting damage to the growing pub food trade, impacting on pub jobs across the country according to the two groups representing publicans.
Claims made by the Oktoberfest organisers in a statement posted to its Facebook page (on Saturday 7th September) are highly misleading. In particular, VFI City Secretary Michael O’Donovan emphatically states he did not make the
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