Singling out of non food pubs again would completely destroy publican trust in Government

Cabinet must stick to its decision of last Tuesday to re-open all pubs Contradictory messaging from Government and NPHET adding enormously to uncertainty and stress facing publicans If Dublin pubs are not allowed to re-open on 21 September the repeated singling out of non food pubs from other hospitality businesses would completely destroy the trust […]

Pubs reopening 21 September

“About Time” – Vintners welcome fixed reopening date for pubs

Latest date is fourth reopening date provided to non food pubs Non food pubs will have been closed for 189 days by the time they reopen The two representative bodies for pubs across Ireland have welcomed the announcement that non food pubs will be allowed to reopen, saying “it’s about time”. The Licensed Vintners Association […]

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Government and NPHET driving thousands of pubs into mortgage default

LVA slams ‘package’ of supports announced by Government as a “paltry, token gesture” Pubs closed for 6 months receive same level of aid as Kildare businesses closed for 4 weeks The Government and NPHET’s decision to further delay the reopening of pubs will drive thousands into mortgage default, according to the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA). […]

All the Government has given us is some crumbs

We asked for Support Not Sympathy – the Government has given us crumbs

  The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) has reacted to the Government announcement of a package for pubs this evening, saying “we asked for Support, Not Sympathy and the Government has given us crumbs”. Pubs that are still closed will receive the same level of restart grant as provided […]


Thousands of pubs across Ireland push Government for #SupportNotSympathy as they pass five months closed – VFI & LVA

Grassroots social media campaign sees publicans, family members and staff in every county highlighting plight of sector as they pose outside their pubs Thousands of pubs across Ireland pushed the Government for ‘Support not Sympathy’ on the day that marked the five month shutdown for more than 3,500 of the country’s pubs. The grassroots campaign, […]

Dublin pubs closed for COVID19 crisis

Publicans press for strong support package for closed pubs – LVA & VFI

Vintners Groups not optimistic pubs will be allowed reopen end August in light of recent Covid trends Funding Urgently Required for Pubs Now Closed over 5 Months Need for support directly conveyed to Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Public Expenditure Pub Support Package Must be Announced before 31 August Publicans are pressing the Government to […]

LVA publishes Irish Hospitality Industry Manifesto

Government has abandoned 3,500 pubs – LVA and VFI

Decision will be met with fury and despair across the sector Government “sympathy” won’t save businesses or jobs  Meaningful support essential with pubs facing full blown crisis The Government has abandoned the 3,500 smaller pubs across Ireland following their decision to stop pubs from reopening next week according to the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and […]

Pubs can't be left in limbo

Pubs can no longer be left in limbo

Most pubs have been unable to trade for 140 days and counting Call for Government to either open the pubs or come up with a “meaningful compensation package” Pubs can no longer be left in limbo around if and when they will be able to trade, according to the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA). With the […]

Pub jobs - Dublin

At least 2,450 Dublin pub jobs lost since pubs closed in March

Represents one in every five jobs in Dublin pub sector On average over 18 jobs are being lost per day 10 Dublin pubs have ceased trading for good since March closure Emphasises pressing need for all pubs to re-open 10 August to minimise further job losses At least 2,450 jobs have been lost in the […]

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Worst year in the history of the pub trade

Drinks industry says VAT reduction is now of “utmost urgency” to help pubs as delayed reopening threatens hundreds of businesses July Stimulus hailed by Government as ‘radical and far reaching’ and a ‘package of scale that can be deployed at speed’ must deliver specifically for pubs Government’s decision to further postpone pub reopenings will have […]

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