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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 […]

Acting CMO gave commitment that all Dublin pubs would reopen together

The Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronan Glynn made a commitment that the distinction between food and wet pubs would not apply when current lockdown of the hospitality sector ended, according to the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA). During a conference call with a range of stakeholders on the 18th September when the lockdown of the […]

Will there be a two tier Christmas in Ireland for the hospitality sector?

Country faces Two-Tier Christmas if hospitality sector kept closed – LVA & VFI

Vintners seeking indoor service for pubs and hospitality sector in December when lockdown ends The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) has warned that the country will face a “two-tier Christmas” if the hospitality sector remains closed when we emerge from the current lockdown. Pub staff from all across the […]

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