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
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
Good Friday 2018 represents an historic day for Irish pubs as for the first time in over 90 years licensed venues will be open and permitted to serve alcohol.The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI), in welcoming the legislation that
Publicans are today (Thursday 25th January) celebrating a change in the licensing laws that will allow pubs sell alcohol on Good Friday for the first time in 90 years. The Intoxicating Liquor Bill 2017 passed
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has welcomed today’s launch of the Alliance for Insurance Reform, saying the initiative is badly needed in the face of the unprecedented escalation in insurance costs. According to Padraig
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland has welcomed today’s decision (15th November) by the UK Supreme Court to reject an appeal against the introduction of minimum unit pricing. Scotland is now set to become the first
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland today (9th November) says it fully supports the provisions of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill and urges Minister for Health Simon Harris to press ahead with implementation of the Bill.
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has welcomed today’s (4th October) announcement by the Department of Rural and Community Development that €21.6m will be used to fund the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. In
Representing Ireland’s drinks and hospitality industry, including the VFI, the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has recommended a five-point Brexit plan to the Government ahead of Budget 2018, which includes a policy to establish
Padraig Cribben, VFI Chief Executive, has rejected claims by economist Dan O’Brien that the special VAT rate introduced for the hospitality sector in 2011 has led to profiteering. In a letter to the Sunday Independent
The continuing decline in the value of sterling against the euro will have a damaging impact on the Irish economy in the months ahead, particularly in rural Ireland, and will seriously impact the Government’s ability