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# Vintners Federation of Ireland

This year
Diageo is raising the price of a pint of Guinness by 12 cent from February
The company said the increase is due to “significant inflation in input costs across our operations”.
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Publican's groups urge full reopening of sector following 'escalation in crisis faced by pubs'
Nphet will meet on Monday to consider its recommendations to Government ahead of the planned lifting of restrictions on Friday.
Explainer: How will the government's new Covid support scheme for businesses work?
Applications for the scheme will open next week.
Supports in Budget will bring 'some degree of confidence' to publicans, Vintners Federation says
Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs for the hospitality sector today.
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’.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
'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.
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.
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.
Publicans gloomy on prospects
82 per cent believe trade will deteriorate further, with 76 per cent reporting a fall in spending.
'Shocking' plans to raise price of pint
Guinness, Budweiser and Carlsberg are among the drinks expected to see a price increase.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.