Make this Good Friday a GREAT one as Dublin Publicans open their doors for the first time in 90 years

Dublin Publicans are celebrating a change in the licensing laws that will allow pubs to open this Good Friday (30 March) for the first time since 1927. This allows pubs to offer their world-famous hospitality to locals and tourists who visit the capital throughout the Easter bank holiday weekend. To mark this historic occasion the […]


Publicans celebrate as time called on Good Friday ban

Publicans are today (Thursday 25th January) celebrating a change in the licensing laws that will allow pubs sell alcohol on Good Friday for the first time in 90 years. The Intoxicating Liquor Bill 2017 passed all stages in the Dáil with all-party support and will now be enacted in time for Good Friday 2018, which […]


Dublin Publicans raise over €200,000 for ALONE to celebrate 200 years of the LVA

To mark 200 years of the capitals’ bars, Dublin publicans have come together to raise a remarkable €200,000 for ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home. The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) who represent Dublin Publicans celebrated its bicentenary in 2017 and are delighted to have hit this fundraising milestone –  the […]

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‘You’ll Never Walk ALONE’ event raises €25,000 for ALONE as Publicans aim to raise €200,000 for ALONE by the end of 2017

Over 30 publicans and their staff took to the streets of Dublin last week to raise €25,000 for ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home. The ‘You’ll Never Walk ALONE’ sponsored walk, which took place from their individual pubs to the head office of the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) on Anglesea […]

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Irish Pub Awards winners revealed

The Stag’s Head wins Best Tourist Pub The Goat Bar & Grill’s Jonny Quilty wins Pub Personality of the year Wexford celebrates as The Porter House, Castlebridge wins Pub of the Year 2017 The inaugural Irish Pub Awards took place on Weds 8 November with a gala banquet in the RDS where the best publicans […]


Budget 2018: LVA reaction

  No change in excise is seen as a reasonable outcome by the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) The Association welcomes the retention of 9% VAT in the hospitality sector However fears over Brexit, sterling devaluation and current high excise levels provide a strong case for a cut in excise next year   The Licensed Vintners […]


Irish Pub Awards: Dublin Regional Winners Revealed

Some of Dublin’s finest pubs are celebrating after coming out on top at the Irish Pub Awards 2017 regional final, which took place in Gleeson’s Pub in Booterstown, Co Dublin  last night (Wednesday, 20th September 2017). They will now go forward to the National Awards Ceremony on 8th November. The winners in the Dublin Region […]


Neil Delamere launches ‘Dublin Amber Friendship Week’ in aid of ALONE

Charity initiative by Dublin Pubs aims to raise €200,000 for older people Comedian Neil Delamere is calling on people throughout Dublin to gather their friends and head to their local pub next week in support of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home. Dublin Amber Friendship Week, a community initiative of […]

LVA Social Video Campaign 2019

The LVA is currently running a campaign aimed at promoting Dublin pubs to millennials. The campaign seeks to highlight the unique character of Dublin pubs, as well as the many contributions they make to the social life of the capital. For the campaign, the LVA is partnering with 7 major drink brands, with each brand […]

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Publicans call time on Good Friday ban – again!
New campaign launched with aim of amending law in time for Good Friday 2017
“It’s as if ministers are living in Never-never land” 
Publicans all over the country are calling on the Government to amend the licensing laws to permit all licensed premises to trade normally on Good Friday. The two main representative groups, the Licensed Vintners Association (Dublin publicans) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (Outside Dublin) described the current law which prohibits the sale of alcohol on Good Friday as archaic and discriminatory.
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LVA welcome progress on Good Friday Licensing Legislation

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA), which is the trade association and representative body for the publicans of Dublin, has welcomed the amendment to the licensing legislation to permit Good Friday trading which has passed through the Senate today. The Association hope that this is the first step in ensuring that 2018 will be the year […]

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