ICAN Acoustics

Tips for dealing with noise complaints

In a recent, strongly attended presentation at the Ballsbridge Hotel in February 2019, Diarmuid Keaney of ICAN Acoustics delivered an informative presentation titled ‘Pubs, Noise and Neighbours’ which provided specific guidance on dealing with noise complaints for our LVA members.  Some of the key tips for pubs delivered at the presentation included: The necessity to take all […]


National Minimum Wage submission

In response to the recent ‘Public Consultation on the National Minimum Wage’, the LVA has made a submission to the Low Pay Commission. The LVA’s position is that future adjustments to the National Minimum Wage should be in line with inflation. Members are keen to improve the position of lower paid workers over time, but […]

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Pubs and Noise – Seminar Announced

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) is to hold a seminar entitled ‘Pubs, Noise and Neighbours – Guidance on Dealing with Complaints’. The event will take place on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 10.30am in the Ballsbridge Hotel (formerly Jury’s). The seminar will be presented by Diarmuid Keaney who is a qualified noise and vibration consultant […]

LVA Top Recruitment Tips

Top Recruitment Tips for 2019

Looking at the year ahead, many Dublin pubs expect to be recruiting over the course of the coming months. However, based on the last few years, it is becoming more challenging for Dublin pubs to get the right personnel. This is a topic that the LVA regularly receives queries about – how can I stand out […]


LVA diploma students discuss the first semester

Students participating in the LVA Diploma in Bar & Food Management recently completed their first semester on the programme. We wanted to see how they were getting on. In this short video we spoke to a few of the students who have taken on the diploma course this year and who told us all about […]

LVA Christmas Trade Hours 2018

Christmas Leave entitlements

The LVA has been receiving a number of queries from our members about the leave entitlements that apply to Dublin pubs over the Christmas 2018 period. In this short video, the LVA’s Gillian Knight provides some additional information on these issues. Click on the window below to view. Details on the Christmas Trading Hours are […]


2018 in Review

The year to date has been a fairly significant one for Dublin pubs. From the first Good Friday openings in 91 years, to the amazing fundraising work done by LVA members in aid of ALONE, to the social dimension represented by the annual LVA Barn Dance and of course the not insignificant prestige of the […]


LVA backed Coca-Cola Designated Driver campaign returns

The campaign will once again offer free soft drinks to those drivers who stay sober to ensure loved ones get home safely throughout the festive period Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland has announced plans for its 14th annual Designated Driver campaign, encouraging the nation to give the ‘Gift of a Lift’ this Christmas to […]

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Wins for Dublin pubs at Irish Pub Awards

Irish Pub Awards 2018 were held in the RDS on 21 November (Photo courtesy of Conor McCabe) Three Dublin pubs were among the winners at this year’s Irish Pub Awards which took place in the RDS on Wednesday 21st November. Approximately 360 people were in attendance to see The Two Sisters in Terenure named ‘Innovative […]


Representing Dublin Pubs in 2018

2018 has been an extremely important year for Dublin pubs in relation to Government policy. Over the past 12 months, pubs and alcohol have never been far from the public policy agenda. Thankfully a number of positive outcomes have been achieved through this period which will be of benefit to Dublin pubs for years to […]

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