New research unveiled at the 43rd Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) AGM taking place in Wexford Town has revealed that pubs in traditional tourist areas, which account for 2,500 of the 4,000 VFI pubs, will create an additional 5,000* seasonal jobs this summer.
Kilkenny man, Pat Crotty, took up his new role as President of the Vintners' Federation of Ireland at the National AGM held in Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford Town today.
Over 400 publicans from all corners of Ireland will gather at the 43rd annual conference of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) in Wexford Town from Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th May where a motion will be proposed to members on the need to engage with Government and other regulatory bodies to reduce the cost of doing business in Ireland.
The VFI has been contacted by a resident in Dublin with the following call for assistance:
Trading hours are as follows over the coming holidays:
NOffLA have organised training in Craft Beer & Cider for their members.
The representative bodies for the licensed trade, the VFI and LVA have said they are extremely disappointed with the Minister for Justice’s decision not to introduce legislation which would permit all licensed premises to serve alcohol on Good Friday this year.
It’s now time to remove archaic Good Friday law
Publicans say particular urgency ahead of soccer international and Easter 2016 commemoration
Simple law change required but urgent action necessary ahead of election deadline
“It should be a no brainer for a Government claiming to be pro-business”
1. No Increase in Excise on Alcohol
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) welcomes the Government’s decision in Budget 2016 to narrow the gap in tax credits between the self-employed and PAYE workers.
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has expressed its strong disappointment at the opinion set out by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) today
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.