We welcome today’s figures released by the CSO outlining an increase of almost 12% in overseas visitors in the past three months. The increase correlates with what we are seeing in the pub trade as more and more tourists are visiting pubs across Ireland.
The Budget is not terribly far away and plans are currently being made in the Department of Finance in respect of same. It is important therefore that we get our message across to them loud and clear and early as to the Excise position.
'A Doctor’s Sword' tells the remarkable story of Aidan MacCarthy, a UCC trained doctor from Castletownbere,West Cork, who, at the age of 26, joined the RAF in London as the Second World War began.
Bobby Kerr chaired a debate on his Newstalk Programme "Down To Business" today about the future of the Irish Pub. Padraig Cribben, CEO of the VFI, Oliver Hughes, Chairman of the LVA and Eddie Gershon, spokesperson for Wetherspoons, participated.
The 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will be held at the Curragh this weekend from 26th – 28th June.
12,000 ADDITIONAL SEASONAL JOBS CREATED IN PUBS IN TOURIST AREAS
VINTNERS’ FEDERATION OF IRELAND discuss PUBS importance to tourism industry at agm
Publicans call for Reduction in excise
Vintners’ Federation of Ireland also call for greater Government support in assisting the self-employed and business owners
Today, the National Hygiene Partnership (NHP) marked its 20th anniversary by launching the inaugural NHP Student of the Year Awards.
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) broadly welcomes the measures announced by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and signed off by Cabinet today. Crucially, the Minster has addressed the issues of availability, price, information and display.
The two organisations which represent publicans in Ireland, the Licensed Vintners Association and the Vintners Federation of Ireland, have described a meeting with the Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald on the issue of Good Friday trading as very positive.
First of all we would like to wish all members a very peaceful, healthy and prosperous 2015. Hopefully the shoots seen in 2014 will flourish a bit more in the current year and continue to make life somewhat easier than heretofore.
Normal trading hours for the sale of alcohol in pubs are as follows: