Gleesons of Booterstown receive the Pub of the Year Award at the Irish Pub Awards 2022

Gleesons of Booterstown named Pub of the Year 2022

Gleesons of Booterstown has been named the ‘Pub of the Year’ at the Irish Pub Awards. The awards are jointly organised by the LVA and the VFI. This is the first time a Dublin pub has received the top award. Our congratulations go to all the Gleesons of Booterstown team. Other LVA members who won on the […]

Budget23 - Energy prices and SEO measures boost to pubs

BUDGET23: Energy Measures and cut to SEOs a boost to pubs and night time economy – LVA

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) said the Government’s Budget announcements will be a boost for pubs and the night time economy, with energy grants and cuts on the cost of late night trading benefitting the sector. In the run up to the Budget, the LVA has been very vocal about the rising cost of energy […]

Hospitality sector is facing significant inflation due to energy price rises and other costs. LVA seeking cut to Excise Duty to help address this issue

Cut in Excise a straightforward option for Government as hospitality sector faces major cost pressures – LVA

Grant assistance and price certainty on energy costs also essential The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has said the Government has the opportunity to use a “straightforward option” in cutting excise duty as the hospitality sector faces major, rising cost pressures. The LVA made their comment following the publication of the new Estimation of Costs of […]

Newly elected LVA Chair Alison Kealy with Vice Chair Laura Moriarty

LVA names new Chair and Vice Chair – Alison Kealy and Laura Moriarty

  The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has named Alison Kealy as their new Chair and Laura Moriarty as Vice Chair. Alison succeeds Noel Anderson who was Chair of the LVA from February 2021. She also becomes the first daughter of a previous Chair to hold the role, with her father Derry having previously acted as […]

Celebratory fireworks

Monumental day for hospitality – LVA

“Many glasses will be raised throughout the country in celebration this weekend” The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has described the decision to scrap all restrictions on hospitality from 6am on Saturday 22nd January as a “monumental day for all of hospitality”. Hospitality has been operating under significant restrictions for a total of 678 days, since […]

Late Bars and Nightclubs

Pubs would make every effort to be ready for later trading this weekend if given green light – LVA

Dublin vintners want to see night time sector fully reopening and removal of all hospitality restrictions following shortly afterwards Pubs throughout the country would make every effort to provide later trading this weekend if they were given the green light by Government, according to the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA). With NPHET expected to provide recommendations […]

Closed pub

8pm curfew for pubs and restaurants represents ‘closure under camouflage’ – LVA

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has said that the decision by the Government to implement an 8pm curfew for pubs and restaurants is “closure in camouflage”. They say most pubs will now be unable to viably operate in that timeframe and will now have to close anyway, putting tens of thousands of people out of […]

Closed nightclubs and late bars

Supports and longer term solutions now required – LVA

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has called on the Government to immediately reintroduce Covid supports for the late night sector and also develop practical longer term solutions for hospitality.  This follows the news that the Government is to reimpose restrictions on the late night industry with all hospitality venues now required to trade no later […]

New ticketing rules unmanageable - LVA

New ticketing rules a disaster for late bars, nightclubs and musicians – LVA

Gov process to reopen our sector is Keystone Cops meets Father Ted stuff  The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has described the new ticketing rules announced for live music and late night hospitality as a disaster for late bars, nightclubs and musicians. They also said the Government process to open the sector has become “Keystone Cops […]

Confusion Reigns

Confusion reigns with late night hospitality to resume within 60 hours – LVA

Government has no plan for the return to normal trading in pubs LVA stunned that pubs are not allowed use bar counters with all customers fully vaccinated Gov supports must now be further extended LVA publishes series of questions to be answered in advance of 22 October Confusion now reigns over late night hospitality with […]

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