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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 […]

Courts

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 […]

LVA publishes Irish Hospitality Industry Manifesto

Government laying off 25,000 pub workers on Christmas Eve

Sustainable solutions needed or tug of war will start again at beginning of January Enormous levels of stress among publicans and staff The Government has laid off 25,000 people working in pubs across the country on Christmas Eve, generating enormous levels of stress amongst publicans and their staff, according to the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA). […]

Government Failure

Latest suggested hospitality lockdown highlights failure of Government strategy

Government needs to commit to roadmap for hospitality sector and proper level of support  “The definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” The latest indication the Government is to once again lockdown the hospitality sector showcases the failure of the Government’s strategy to deal with […]

Government report a political hatchet job on wet pubs

Government used misleading data to keep wet pubs closed – LVA & VFI

The Government used misleading data and information to keep wet pubs closed, according to the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI). In a strident rebuttal of the information published by the Government, the vintners representatives have highlighted 14 different flaws, deceptive uses of data and incomplete considerations. The vintners have characterised […]

Government can't hide behind NPHET when they decide to single out wet pubs

Government can’t hide behind NPHET now

Any decision to keep wet pubs closed while other parts of hospitality open will be political decision based on zero evidence made by FF, FG and Green Party The Government can’t hide behind NPHET now and any move to separate out ‘wet’ pubs will be a political decision made by members of Fianna Fáil, Fine […]

Trust

Government proposals proof they do not trust publicans, pub staff or pub customers

The measures being put forward by Government are proof they do not trust publicans, pub staff or pub customers, according to the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA). Following suggestions the Government is to block the reopening of ‘wet’ pubs next month while also making it more difficult for pubs who serve food to reopen, the LVA […]

Iconic pubs closed

Proposals will allow Berlin D2 to open again, while keeping pubs like Grogans closed

250 Dublin pubs closed for 252 days, including iconic venues like Grogans, McDaids and O’Donoghues Government guidelines recognise restaurants, food pubs and wet pubs as “controlled environments” New proposals to keep wet pubs closed in December while restaurants reopen will see Berlin D2 trading again while the likes of Grogans remains closed, according to the […]

LVA, VFI and Diageo - #KEEPTHELIGHTSON campaign

#KEEPTHELIGHTSON – Pubs turning on their Christmas lights tonight at 5pm to highlight readiness for a safe reopening

Pubs across Ireland will simultaneously switch on their Christmas lights tonight Friday November 20th at 5pm. Consumers are being asked to show their support for a safe reopening by sharing #KEEPTHELIGHTSON with images of their local lit up on social media. Yesterday saw the launch of the #KEEPTHELIGHTSON campaign, which sees the LVA, VFI and […]

LVA, VFI, Diageo - #KeepTheLightsOn campaign

#KEEPTHELIGHTSON – Pubs nationwide turning on their Christmas lights to highlight readiness for safe opening

Pubs across Ireland will simultaneously switch on their Christmas lights this Friday November 20th at 5pm. Consumers are being asked to show their support for a safe reopening by sharing #KEEPTHELIGHTSON with images of their local lit up on social media. The LVA, VFI and Hospitality Ulster have joined forces with Guinness Raising the Bar […]

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