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, […]

The LVA believes the additional resources for the Gardaí should see more police feet on Dublin streets

Additional Garda Resources should go towards “Extra Feet on Dublin Streets”

Business Support Scheme details needs to be practical and generous for pubs and small businesses in face of Government imposed costs The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has welcomed the allocation of additional resources in the Budget to An Garda Síochána, saying it is vital they go towards putting “extra feet on Dublin’s streets”. The LVA […]

Menu featuring the newly added extra taxes applied by the Government

Government driven prices rises on the menu from tomorrow

Government driven price rises will be on the menu for pubs and restaurants from tomorrow with the increased rate of hospitality VAT set to kick in, the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has warned. The LVA and other hospitality groups had been seeking a continuation of the current 9% VAT rate that applies on food but […]

Alliance for Insurance Reform - Enough is Enough campaign

LVA backs Enough is Enough campaign from Alliance for Insurance Reform

Alliance for Insurance Reform launches its Enough is Enough campaign to mark the commencement of legislation rebalancing the duty of care between occupiers and the public. “The new legislation will only work if it is implemented in the spirit it was intended by the judiciary, insurers, the legal profession, and ultimately, by the Irish public.” […]

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