Who We Are
RUN BY DUBLIN PUBLICANS, FOR DUBLIN PUBLICANS FOR 200 YEARS
The Dublin licensed trade has long understood the need for a professional association to represent the views of the
At times of crisis, or serious regulatory or supplier change, the LVA has a critical role to play in ensuring your views are represented with Government, suppliers and the media.
Never has the need for our representative role been so obvious as during the Covid pandemic.
In addition, the LVA provides a range of member services that are essential benefits of membership. From traditional to late night; from food to music pubs; from city centre to suburban, we are proud to represent all types of pubs.
With 80% of the Dublin trade as members and run by a Council of Dublin publicans, our members are at the heart of everything we do. Given the substantial investment you have made in your business and the fact that you are committed to the trade for the long-term, it makes commercial sense to join and support an association that is on your side and committed to supporting your industry.
The LVA’s core function is engaging in political lobbying and advocacy on behalf of its members, to represent the views of the collective in a way that no one pub could do alone. We have the capacity to influence and shape decisions around the future of the Dublin pub and the power to gain meetings with decision and policy makers at government level.
Because publicans operate in a highly regulated industry where government and regulators have a profound impact on our business, it is important that we are the rational, professional voice to represent members’ views and protect and promote our interests.
We also work closely with your main suppliers to ensure your views and interests are properly represented. Our industry-wide perspective can be highly influential with these large companies and ensure our members’ views are heard at the most senior levels in these organisations. We are lucky to count the most successful and visionary publicans among our members. We have a Council of 40 publicans (from city centre pubs to the suburban bars) who give up their time to work with us.
We also work on our members’ behalf to reduce the cost of doing business by facilitating group-wide deals with critical suppliers. Our team at Anglesea House are always just a phone call, email or tweet away and work tirelessly with our members. With our Council and staff working together and with your engagement and support, the LVA will continue to improve the trading environment for our members.