JD Wetherspoon, which operates more than 900 outlets in Britain and Northern Ireland, opened its first pub in the Republic, the Three Tun Tavern, in Blackrock earlier this year

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has acquired Ireland’s largest homeless hostel and is to open a 100-room hotel and pub on the site.The company, which(...)

Ardagh’s clients include Coca-Cola. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Ardagh, the Irish-owned supplier of bottles to Budweiser and Coca Cola, used €365 million raised from the sale of a US business earlier this summer to(...)

The Ardagh group is not likely to determine how much it will raise from its planned IPO until nearer the flotation date.

Paul Coulson’s glass and packaging group, Ardagh, is likely to proceed with its long-awaited stock market launch in the second half of next year. The (...)

Ardagh paid $880 million for Anchor Glass in 2012. The business consisted of eight manufacturing plants, as well as a head office and other infrastructure.

Ardagh Group is likely to make just under $500 million (€362m) with the sale of six US glass-manufacturing plants to private equity fund KPS Ca(...)

Last year’s Alltech International Brewing and Distilling Convention in the Convention Centre Dublin 3:40

In the early 1980s, consumers were not exactly spoiled for choice when it came to beer – requests for anything more exotic than Guinness, Harp, Tennen(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter, seen here confirming Qatar as the  hosts of 2022 World Cup in Zurich  2010.  Photograph: Getty Images

The extent of the risks faced by migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been laid bare by offic(...)

James Winan: taking on the Diageo/Heineken duopoly with his Vanguard Beer Collective.

While we are on the subject of start-ups, the craft beer market has been growing at about 40 per cent in recent years, according to Bord Bia. Now, a c(...)

New deal with Findlater Wine & Spirit Group, which is owned by DCC, will add wine brands such as Wolf Blass, Torres and Cono Sur to the Britvic/Counterpoint portfolio. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Britvic Licensed Wholesale is adding 20 jobs to its Dublin operation after it signed new contracts to distribute Walkers Snacks and Findlater Wines in(...)

Jonathan Cloonan created Dr You, a TV show in which 25 per cent of the content suggested people should use a particular pharmaceutical brand

New media is changing the face of advertising, with evolving technology forcing agencies to re-think how and where they advertise. While(...)

Brian Cowen ’s tenure as minister for finance is remembered mostly for the profligacy of the dying years of the Celtic Tiger but, in at least o(...)