Why join the VFI – we provide representation for the trade on all necessary bodies, including Government, Local Authorities, Suppliers and other Agencies
Irish Pubs in Numbers
"Pubs contributed €510m in Excise and €500m in VAT receipts to the Irish Exchequer in 2016."
Source: Tony Foley, DCU
"Since 2014, pub retail sales volumes have increased by 9.1% (2014 to 2016). In 2016, pubs employed approximately 40,500 staff."
Tony Foley, DCU
"Over 88% of tourists to Ireland visit at least one pub during their stay. Over 97% of people planning to visit Ireland in the next couple of years said they will visit a pub."
VFI Pubs of Ireland Survey, April 2017
Membership creates a first port of call for any Licensee in difficulty relating to the trade. The VFI is a source of communication, information and advice on many topics, including Legal Matters, Employment, Taxation, Accounting, Planning, Business, Economic, Revenue and inheritance of the Family Business.
The VFI makes representations on members’ behalf at all levels, including Government, Local Authority and Trade. We are there to work for members to promote and protect their interests.
Those involved in the Licensed Trade in Ireland are faced with a constant barrage of regulations, restrictions and legislation. It can be daunting to have to face Legislators or Regulators alone. By becoming a VFI member you will not be alone.