Vintners Association Call For Indoor Pub Trading To Resume


Padraig Cribben, CEO of the Vintners Federation of Ireland, said the announcement that pubs can reopen for outdoor trading from 7th June is an important and welcome first step but Government must now ensure indoor trading can resume as soon as possible.

The call for a resumption of indoor trading comes after it was confirmed hotels can open from early June. He said the VFI is extremely pleased that last year’s ‘substantial meal’ provision is now abandoned and the artificial divide between pubs serving food and traditional venues no longer applies. All venues can now open together outdoors from 7th June.

Mr Cribben also called for a revamped Restart Grant Plus and the continuation of the EWSS and CRSS payments to be announced immediately