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Dublin pubs seeking the restoration of 9% VAT rate for food in upcoming Budget 2025

Almost 1 in 2 Dublin pubs who serve food say VAT increase has led to drop in business

Association calls for VAT 9% to be restored in the upcoming Budget Almost one in two (48%) Dublin pubs who serve food say the VAT increase has led to a drop in their business, according to new research conducted by the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA). Seven out of 10 food pubs in the capital also […]

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Hospitality Leaders Urge Government to Reinstate 9% VAT on Food Services

‘Supporting Irish Hospitality’ – Joint Statement by Coalition of Industry Groups   A joint statement from the chief executives of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI), Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) and Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) in advance of a ‘Supporting Irish Hospitality’ industry briefing being […]

LVA BBQ 2024 in Anglesea House

Photos: LVA BBQ 2024

The LVA held our Members’ BBQ in the grounds of Anglesea House on Tuesday 18th June 2024. It was fantastic to have so many members (approximately 400!) join us for this event. We would like to extend our thanks to the various suppliers who made the night possible, Musgrave Marketplace, Diageo, Heineken, Dingle Distillery, Molson […]

LVA Chair, Willie Aherne (right) with LVA Vice Chair, Tom Cleary

Willie Aherne elected Chair of LVA

Willie Aherne, of The Palace Bar on Fleet Street, has been elected as the new Chair of the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA). He takes over from outgoing Chair, Laura Moriarty of The Bracken Court Hotel and the Moriarty Group. Willie is a third generation publican, having taken over the running of The Palace from his […]

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Government Inaction may lead to death of licensing legislation – LVA & VFI

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) has called on the Government to publish its legislation which aims to reform the licensing laws.  The legislation, which was originally proposed by this Government, has been due for publication for some time. With DĂĄil Éireann due to go on their summer break […]

The graduates from the LVA Diploma in Bar & Food Management pictured at their graduation ceremony in April 2024

LVA Diploma Graduation 2024

Our many congratulations to the 68 students of the LVA Diploma in Bar & Food Management on their graduation. We were thrilled to welcome so many of the students, along with their employers, partners and family members to the ceremony in The Camden. The graduation is one of the LVA’s favourite events of the year […]

The LVA and VFI launched the Irish Pub Awards 2024

LVA and VFI launch Irish Pub Awards 2024

The Irish Pub Awards 2024 were launched today, Tuesday 16th April 2024, at The Merrion Inn, Merrion Road Dublin 4.  The Irish Pubs Awards are jointly presented by Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI). Pubs are now free to enter up to ten categories with judging set to take place over […]

Government must slow down introduction of Living Wage - LVA

Government study shows introduction of Living Wage must be slowed down – LVA

Govt measures are simply “too much, too fast” for hospitality businesses VAT 9% on Food Urgently Required   The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has said the Government’s assessment on changes to employment conditions shows that the introduction of the ‘Living Wage’ must be slowed down. The LVA believes that the Government should instead commit to […]

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Publicans Plan to Make VAT 9% an Election Issue

Vintners say raising VAT rate clearly damaging to hospitality Food accounts for 35% of turnover in average Dublin pub, for many it is at 50/50   The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has said they plan to make the restoration of VAT 9% for food an election issue in the run up to the Local and […]

Trading hours for pubs across the Christmas period 2023 as provided by the LVA

LVA Christmas Trading Hours 2023

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has published the trading hours that will be in place for pubs over the Christmas 2023 period. These specify the permitted hours of trading for the on trade, per the Intoxicating Liquor Acts 2003/ 2008. Between the periods 23rd December 2023 to 2nd January 2024, the following hours of trade […]

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