Member Services

In addition to our key representational role with Government and suppliers, we provide a range of dedicated support services to our members, including:

Specialist HR Advisory Service

The LVA offer a comprehensive service in all areas of Human Resources Management though our HR Advisor, Gillian Knight. The service Gillian offers includes advice and consultation for individual members in areas ranging from disciplinary management, conditions of employment to legislation and contracts of employment. Trade-wide activities include the development of training courses specifically for employers in the Dublin licensed trade.

General Licensing  Advice

A comprehensive members’ advisory service is available on all aspects of licensing law and other legislation relevant to the trade. Close liaison is maintained with both the Minister and Department of Justice as well as the Garda Siochana.

Representing the views of the Dublin licensed trade on legislation pertaining to the business is a significant element of the LVA’s role.

Seminars and Conferences

The LVA typically organises 3 to 4 seminars and conferences a year covering a broad spectrum of topics of interest to Dublin publicans.  These provide a valuable opportunity for publicans to consider their future plans.

Consumer Market Research

The LVA periodically commissions independent consumer market research into specific issues of relevance to the Dublin licensed trade. In addition, consumer attitudinal surveys are carried out on a regular basis to track customer attitudes to Dublin pubs. All research results are disseminated exclusively to members of the Association.

Social / Societies

The Association organises a number of social events throughout the year. Such events include:

  • AGM and Members' Lunch
  • Summer BBQ at Anglesea House


The LVA produces a range of publications for members, including:

  • Regular circulars
  • Bi-monthly Newsletters
  • Annual Report
  • Annual Directory and Diary

LVA Golf Society

The LVA also has an extremely strong and well-organised Golf Society. Founded in 1922, the Golf Society has between 25 – 30 outings a year.

Licensed Vintners Golf Society Captain 2016:

  • John Hoyne

Ladies Licensed Vintners Golfing Society Captain 2016:

  • Margaret Martin

LVA Benevolent Fund

The LVA Benefolent Fund has now been running for 23 years.  Its objective is to provide some financial relief for members of the Association, their spouses and families who have fallen into difficult financial circumstances, either on a temporary or longer-term basis.

The Benevolent Fund is a registered charity with tax-exempt status.  It is governed by a board of directors of senior members of the Council of the Licensed Vintners Association.  The fund is administered by the Association on a no charge basis.