More questions than answers

Drip feed release of pub reopening guidelines creating more questions than answers – LVA and VFI

Publican groups call for the full and immediate publication of the guidelines The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) have called for the full and immediate publication of the guidelines for the reopening of pubs, saying the “drip feed” release is sowing confusion throughout the industry, creating more questions than […]

LVA publishes Irish Hospitality Industry Manifesto

Positive measures for pubs in Programme for Government

Recognition of the need to support hospitality sector very welcome LVA looks forward to participating in Night-time Economy Taskforce The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has welcomed the measures put forward for pubs in the new Programme for Government. The document underpinning the formation of the new Government includes a commitment to additional support measures for […]

Pubs will be reopening soon under new plans announced by Government

Vintners welcome earlier pub reopening dates

  Publican representatives have welcomed the Government announcement that pubs will reopen on 20th July, three weeks earlier than originally planned and that pubs who serve food can reopen at the same time as the rest of the hospitality sector on 29th June. Both the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) and the Licensed Vintners Association […]

Pub capacity may reduce to 12.5% under HSE social distancing guidelines

Pub and Bar/ Restaurant capacity may drop to as little as one eight of pre crisis levels with HSE social distancing guidelines

Capacities in pubs and bar/restaurants will drop to as little as one eighth of pre Covid-19 crisis levels under the HSE social distancing guidelines, according to a new report published by the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI). The report indicates that when the HSE social distancing guidelines are applied in […]

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More than 4 out of every 10 Dublin pubs planning on reopening as a restaurant in June

More than four out of every ten pubs in Dublin are planning on reopening ‘essentially as restaurants’ on 29th June, according to new figures released by the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA).  In light of this data, the LVA has called on the Government to follow through on their promise to engage with the sector about […]

Radical proposals to meet public health requirements include operating dispense only bars

LVA and VFI seeking urgent meeting with Government

Pub representatives will put forward a series of radical proposals to maintain public health compliance The Licensed Vintners’ Association (LVA) and the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) have written to the Government accepting their invitation to discuss the Government Roadmap and its implications for pubs as a matter of urgency. This follows commitments made by […]

Mayday moment for pubs in Ireland

Mayday for pubs as Government announcement treats them as “second class citizens” – LVA and VFI

Social distancing presents same challenges to all hospitality businesses Government need to explain why they have discriminated against pubs Call on Government to work with industry on a reopening plan Keeping pubs closed, while restaurants and cafes can reopen, represents a ‘Mayday’ moment for pubs across Ireland, who believe the Government measures are treating them […]

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3 out of 4 Dublin pubs opposed to restaurants reopening but pubs staying shut

Almost 7 out of 10 willing to reopen with restricted capacity, following strict public health and social distancing guidelines 6 out of 10 say they will go out of business if asked to stay closed into 2021 50% ‘appalled’ by insurance sector, further 33% dissatisfied 3 out of 4 satisfied with Government response to crisis […]

All foodservice venues must be allowed to reopen at the same time - LVA

All hospitality businesses serving food/ alcohol must be treated the same

Call comes in response to suggestions that restaurants and cafes may reopen in ‘early Phase 2’ of Government plan, while pubs stay closed until ‘later phases’ Majority of LVA members have Restaurant Certificates and must be allowed to open All food and alcohol serving hospitality businesses including pubs, restaurants, hotels and cafes should be treated […]

Dublin pubs closed for COVID19 crisis

No pub reopening this year a nightmare scenario

Specific Government Support Scheme for Pub Sector Required, if this scenario confirmed  The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA), the representative body for publicans in Dublin, has described the possibility of pubs being unable to reopen until a vaccine for COVID19 is found as the nightmare scenario for the pub sector which will put many out of […]

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