5th July

5th July will mark the beginning of the recovery for pubs and hospitality – LVA

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has welcomed confirmation from the Government that all pubs will reopen for indoor service from 5th July, saying it will mark the official beginning of the recovery for pubs and hospitality. One third of the pubs in Dublin have not been able to open their doors since 15th March 2020. […]

Indoor service

Vaccine rollout success facilitates indoor hospitality by 1st July – LVA

  The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) says the success of the vaccine rollout should facilitate the resumption of indoor hospitality by the 1st July at the latest. That date provides for up to another five full weeks to substantially complete the vaccine rollout which would allow the safe return of indoor service. 45% of the […]

Outdoor Service

Government risk being left behind by public if they deny outdoor service – LVA

Outdoor socialising expected to rise significantly over coming weeks Government choice is whether to permit controlled or uncontrolled outdoor socialising Most pubs will begin offering takeaway service to meet growing demand Opening outdoor hospitality service will increase access to toilets with 1,500 likely to be  available across Dublin The Government risk being left behind by […]

Dublin's traditional pubs have been closed for 400 consecutive days and counting

Dublin’s Traditional Pubs reach 400 consecutive days of closure – LVA

Vintners launch ‘Call to Action’ to push for outdoor service for all pubs and hospitality from late May Indoor service for all pubs and hospitality should resume in June, in line with the reopening of hotels The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has launched a ‘Call to Action’, on the day traditional pubs in the capital […]


Hospitality should begin reopening in 6 weeks – LVA

First step should include outdoor service for all types of hospitality venues in late May Indoor service should follow shortly afterwards for all pubs and restaurants when hotels reopen in June Any long delay between NI and ROI will see thousands travel across the Border weekly to enjoy hospitality Following the publication of Northern Ireland’s […]


Hope is the glue that binds current social contract

Hope required for hospitality and other ‘non essential’ sectors still closed After such an extended closure Government has responsibility to provide pathway The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has called on the Government to provide hope to hospitality and other sectors deemed ‘non essential’ by announcing a pathway that will facilitate their eventual reopening. With speculation […]

Houses of the Oireachtas

LVA Statement to Oireachtas Committee

The LVA appeared before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht on Tuesday 23rd March 2021. The statement provided by the LVA to the Oireachtas Committee, where we pressed the need for all hospitality to #OpenTogether is published below. LVA Opening Statement / Submission  to the  Joint Committee on […]


LVA and VFI launch #NotDisposable Campaign

Encouraging pubs, hospitality, arts and entertainment to post photos of the people behind these sectors to social media Campaign aims to turn recent heartfelt remarks from Rory O’Neill (Panti) into rallying call  Will run on Monday 15th March, marking the one-year anniversary of pubs closing The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the Vintners Federation of […]

No hope for hospitality in Government plan

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has said it is “disappointed” no hope was provided for hospitality and the 150,000 people from the sector currently on PUP in the Government’s revised ‘Living with Covid’ plan. The LVA said they were not expecting any specific reopening dates to be included but they had hoped that the conditions […]


LVA welcomes High Court decision in publicans vs FBD case

The Licensed Vintners Association has welcomed the High Court’s decision in favour of the publicans in their business interruption cover case against FBD. “The LVA welcomes today’s High Court decision in favour of three of our members (Noel Anderson, Chris Kelly Group, Loyola Group) and Sean’s Bar, Athlone in their case against FDB for Covid-19 […]

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