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.
Trading Hours for the Christmas period in the On Trade are as follows:
The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD has officially launched the Irish Tourism Industry Awards (ITA) 2015, the first ever national scheme to identify and celebrate those leading lights that are making a difference in the tourism industry and actively contributing to recent growth in the sector.
• Over 25% of food consumed outside the home is consumed in the pub
• Report underlines the volume and quality of food on offer at Irish Pubs
• Importance of the Irish pub to tourism, the economy and the consumer highlighted as a result
We are pleased that the Government has decided not to impose further increases in excise at a time when the pub trade continues to experience significant challenges.
Kildare Native Tony Quinn set off on his solo charity challenge in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation in Kinsale, Co. Cork on August 24th passing through Cork, Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal before finishing in Co. Derry on 4th September.
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) believes that the proliferation of craft breweries in Ireland is a very welcome development and the Federation fully supports the recent growth of this sector.
The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation has just published a paper on the role of the Irish Pub to tourism in Ireland. The paper can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
Today, the findings of an academic study conducted by the University of York and Newcastle Business School (Northumbria University) and prepared for the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland has revealed the central role that pubs play in creating economic development and social wellbeing in rural Ireland.