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# vfi - Monday 18 January, 2016

Publicans say 'archaic' Good Friday alcohol ban should be lifted ahead of 1916 centenary

They say extra tourists will be in Ireland for the centenary, as well as the Ireland vs Switzerland game.

# vfi - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Publicans warn that increased violence in pubs could lead to a death

The head of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland has said an increase in attacks has happened in recent years.

# vfi - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

More than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut down since 2007

And it’s all about tax, say industry chiefs.

# vfi - Friday 13 September, 2013

New scheme encourages parents to bring their teens to the pub

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland said that the scheme aims to promote mature drinking for young adults.

# vfi - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

One in four pubs have cut opening hours and half have seen turnover drop

New research shows that less than a third of regular pub-goers are under 30, but industry heads say that the sector is bouncing back.

# vfi - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Publicans feel 'neglected' by government

Eighty six per cent of publicans are dissatisfied with government support, while 39 per cent have made reductions in staffing levels.

Sports clubs could lose €3.5m if pubs banned from sponsorship - VFI

The Vintners Federation of Ireland says it believes a ban on alcohol sponsorship would also apply to local parish pubs.

# vfi - Monday 31 December, 2012

Publicans call 2012 'one of the worst' on record

The statement from publicans comes as Michael Noonan rules out a lid tax.

# vfi - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Publicans make demands to Government after protest

The pub industry says it is haemorrhaging jobs and has called for urgent action after it suffered its worst October in over 20 years.

# vfi - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Irish publicans call for end to cut-price booze

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland has backed calls by a Minister of State to introduce a minimum price for alcohol.