Why Join Us?

Those involved in the Licensed Trade in Ireland are faced with a constant barrage of regulations, restrictions and legislation.

It can be daunting to have to face Legislators or Regulators alone. By becoming a VFI member you will not be alone.

The VFI is a strong National Trade Organisation. We are there to work on our members' behalf to promote and protect their interests. We are there to advise our members when they experience difficulties of any sort within their business.

  • FREE Response to any query/request for information on:
  • Licensing Laws.
  • Equality Legislation.
  • Employment Law.
  • Revenue.
  • Local Authorities.
  • General Enquiries.


  • FREE Provision of all Necessary Notices e.g. Price Lists, No Smoking, Right to Refuse etc.


  • FREE Representation to Service Providers on Individual Issues:
  • Sky, IMRO, PPI.
  • Trade Suppliers.
  • Other Service Providers.


  • FREE Provision of Licence Renewal Information reducing Legal Fees.
  • FREE Initial Advice on Legal, Accounting and Taxation Issues.
  • FREE Yearbook covering Operational and Trade Matters.
  • FREE entry on Website


  • Access to FAVOURABLE RATES on:
  • Energy
  • Musgraves
  • Car Servicing
  • Newspapers
  • Credit/Debit Card Transactions
  • Nutritics - Allergen Compliance
  • PPI
  • PEL Waste
  • Insurance - discount available

In addition to the specifics noted above, the Federation continues to lobby on members' behalf at all levels, including Government, Local Authority and Trade.


Top 4 Benefits of Membership

  • 1. Membership creates a first port of call for any Licensee in any difficulty relating to the trade.
  • 2. The VFI is a source of communication, information and advice on many topics: Legal Matters, Employment, Taxation, Accounting, Planning, Business, Economic, Revenue and Passing on the Family Business
  • 3. The VFI provides representation for the trade on all necessary and appropriate bodies, including Government, Local Authorities, Suppliers and Other Agencies.
  • 4. Supplier deals.

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If you are a Publican and wish to become a member of the Federation  or click here to download application form.

If you would like to discuss membership in more detail please contact our office:

Please email: enquiries@vintners.ie

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or call: + 353 1 492 3400

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