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# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Publicans blast 'crazy' new rule requiring details of food orders to be kept for 28 days

One Fianna Fáil TD condemned the new rules as ‘authoritarian’.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Friday 28 August, 2020

Sale of alcohol should be restricted if we're facing another lockdown, Vintners' Federation says

CEO Padraig Cribben said restrictions on the sale of alcohol from off licences and supermarkets should be considered.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'All we are getting is tea and sympathy': Half of Ireland's restaurants could close without aid, industry warns

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is seeking rent cuts from landlords, official grants and greater flexibility from banks and utility companies.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Two more Dublin pubs take FBD Insurance to the High Court

Insurance companies have been criticised by publicans’ groups for refusing to honour business interruption policies.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Debunked: That WhatsApp message about a 'strict ban on alcohol' from tomorrow is, at best, an April Fool's joke

The image claims that there will be “a strict ban of alcohol” from tomorrow, meaning that off-licences would close.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Rural pubs will be worst hit if cigarette vending machines banned in pubs, vintners insist

Proposed legislation will also be looked at to limit the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18 years old.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Monday 2 February, 2015

Fitzgerald is looking at possibility of allowing Good Friday alcohol sales

The minister met with representative groups last week but said public opinion on this issue is “deeply divided”.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Saturday 25 January, 2014

From The42 'There's something distasteful about a sportsperson promoting a drug' Alcohol Sponsorship

'There's something distasteful about a sportsperson promoting a drug'

Labour Deputy Eamonn Maloney was frustrated that a Dáil committee backed away from the issues of alcohol sponsorship in sport.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Publicans want 'lid levy' to replace losses from alcohol sports sponsorship ban

Vintners say a 15 per cent levy on off-licence sales would raise over €200 million to replace funding lost by banning alcohol companies from sponsoring sports events.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

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.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Publicans gloomy on prospects

82 per cent believe trade will deteriorate further, with 76 per cent reporting a fall in spending.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Saturday 13 October, 2012

'Shocking' plans to raise price of pint

Guinness, Budweiser and Carlsberg are among the drinks expected to see a price increase.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Budget 2012: Criticism for ‘tokenistic’ 25c hike on pack of 20 cigarettes

Budget 2012 will add an extra 25c to the price of a packet of 20 cigarettes, though alcohol excise is unchanged for now.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland set a minimum price on alcohol? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland set a minimum price on alcohol?

The government intends to introduce a ‘price floor’ in attempts to curb alcohol abuse. Do you back their plan?

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - 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.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Coming down the social hub? VFI plans to take pubs into the future Eh?

Coming down the social hub? VFI plans to take pubs into the future

Publicans nationwide need to turn their bars into “event driven social locations”, as well as embracing Facebook and Twitter, according to Vintners Federation Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Consumers warned to wash their salads as ecoli outbreak spreads; Britain prepares for a heatwave as Ireland gets its woollies out; and why one Booker prize winner believes he’s better than any woman writer.

# vintners-federation-of-ireland - Monday 3 January, 2011

Off-licences force one pub to close every day - VFI

The price of securing a licence to sell alcohol in a supermarket is forcing pubs to close at the rate of one per day, vintners say.