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 […]

VAT 9%

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 […]

HIgh visibility policing is enabling the recovery of the night-time economy in Dublin following recent riots - LVA

Night-time economy bouncing back following Dublin riots – LVA

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has said that the night-time economy is bouncing back following the recent riot in Dublin. Pubs and late bars both in the city centre and across the suburbs reported strong levels of business with significant numbers of customers returning to the city centre this weekend, reassured by the strong Garda […]

LVA is seeking sustained, high profile policing to be adopted in Dublin

Policing strategy must be adjusted to ensure high profile, sustained Garda presence on Dublin streets into 2024 and beyond

LVA praised bravery of Gardaí and emergency responders who had to react to acts of lawlessness Extra concern must be shown for welfare and security of non-national community   Following the disturbing scenes in Dublin on Thursday 23rd November, the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has said adjustments must be made to the policing strategy to […]

Merrion Inn and Bad Bobs, 2 Dublin pubs, amongst the winners at the Irish Pub Awards 2023

Two Dublin pubs amongst the winners at Irish Pub Awards 2023

Merrion Inn and Bad Bobs pick up awards Aunty Lena’s, Adare, Co, Limerick named Irish Pub of the Year 2023 The Irish Pub Awards recognise the best in class nationally. Nine category winners are awarded across eight counties. Two Dublin pubs were amongst the winners in the 2023 Irish Pub Awards.  The Merrion Inn from […]

The LVA is once again backing the Coca-Cola Designated Driver Campaign for 2023

LVA backs Coca-Cola Designated Driver Campaign 2023

Miriam Mullins takes the wheel for Coca-Cola’s Designated Driver campaign Coca-Cola’s Designated Driver Campaign is back to reward those drivers who play their part in getting their friends and family home safely this Christmas The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) is once again backing the Coca-Cola Designated Driver campaign for 2023. This is the 19th year […]

LVA and VFI slam insurers for failing to honour business interruption cover for pubs

Average Insurance Premiums for Dublin pubs rise to just under €30k – LVA

Over 7 out of 10 experienced increase at most recent renewal   The average insurance premiums for Dublin pubs rose to €29,811.62 in their most recent renewals, an increase of €1,714.53 over their premiums for the previous year, according to the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA). The LVA surveyed their members on this matter last week, […]

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