Merchants Quay

LVA view on proposed injecting facility for Merchants Quay

There has been some recent media commentary around the proposed supervised injecting centre for Merchants Quay. As part of the consultation process, the LVA has submitted our views on the proposal, which we feel is unsuitable for this location. Under the banner of the Dublin Business Alliance, the LVA has come together with the Temple […]

Budget 2019 vat increase a blow to pubs

Budget VAT increase on food a serious blow to pubs – LVA

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has described the Budget increase in the VAT rate on food as a “serious blow to pubs and the licensed trade throughout the country”.  The body which represents publicans throughout Dublin indicated that it will lead to higher food price which will be bad for business, employment and the tourist […]

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LVA and VFI warn increasing VAT rate would damage pub food trade and put jobs at risk

LVA and VFI call for current 9% VAT rate on food to be protected Any move to increase the hospitality VAT rate could do lasting damage to the growing pub food trade, impacting on pub jobs across the country according to the two groups representing publicans.  The Licensed Vintners Federation (LVA) and the Vintners’ Federation […]


Ireland’s drinks industry sees growing demand for wine and spirits while beer remains most popular drink

Spirits made up nearly 20 percent of the alcohol product market in 2017, a 3.6 percent increase on previous year, according to new Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) report Wine made up 28 percent of the market, the second most popular drinks category Beer remains the nation’s most popular drink, making up a 44.8 […]


First intake of LVA Diploma candidates graduate

Participants from both the Junior and Senior LVA Diploma courses who attention a presentation in Anglesea House today. Info on the ’18/’19 courses will be released in the coming weeks.


Make this Good Friday a GREAT one as Dublin Publicans open their doors for the first time in 90 years

Dublin Publicans are celebrating a change in the licensing laws that will allow pubs to open this Good Friday (30 March) for the first time since 1927. This allows pubs to offer their world-famous hospitality to locals and tourists who visit the capital throughout the Easter bank holiday weekend. To mark this historic occasion the […]


Publicans celebrate as time called on Good Friday ban

Publicans are today (Thursday 25th January) celebrating a change in the licensing laws that will allow pubs sell alcohol on Good Friday for the first time in 90 years. The Intoxicating Liquor Bill 2017 passed all stages in the Dáil with all-party support and will now be enacted in time for Good Friday 2018, which […]


Dublin Publicans raise over €200,000 for ALONE to celebrate 200 years of the LVA

To mark 200 years of the capitals’ bars, Dublin publicans have come together to raise a remarkable €200,000 for ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home. The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) who represent Dublin Publicans celebrated its bicentenary in 2017 and are delighted to have hit this fundraising milestone –  the […]

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‘You’ll Never Walk ALONE’ event raises €25,000 for ALONE as Publicans aim to raise €200,000 for ALONE by the end of 2017

Over 30 publicans and their staff took to the streets of Dublin last week to raise €25,000 for ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home. The ‘You’ll Never Walk ALONE’ sponsored walk, which took place from their individual pubs to the head office of the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) on Anglesea […]

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Irish Pub Awards winners revealed

The Stag’s Head wins Best Tourist Pub The Goat Bar & Grill’s Jonny Quilty wins Pub Personality of the year Wexford celebrates as The Porter House, Castlebridge wins Pub of the Year 2017 The inaugural Irish Pub Awards took place on Weds 8 November with a gala banquet in the RDS where the best publicans […]

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