Beer giants SABMiller and Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev have “agreed in principle” on a £68 billion blockbuster tie-up to create the world’s biggest drinks firm. Photograph: PA.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed in princple to buy SABMiller for about £68 billion pounds (€92 billion), raising its bid after several rejections to c(...)

A file image of Fifa president Sepp Blatter.  Photograph: PA

Four of Fifa’s leading sponsors – Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa and Budweiser – have demanded that its embattled president, Sepp Blatter, step down imm(...)

A tie-up between the owner of Budweiser and Stella Artois and the group behind Peroni and Grolsch would rank as one of the six largest takeovers in history. Photograph: Getty Images

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is exploring a takeover of rival SABMiller in a deal that would create a $275 billion company respon(...)

Mr Loomes has been with Diageo for 16 years and led the Guinness 250th celebration in 2009 in Ireland and the inaugural Arthur’s Day campaign the following year

Diageo has named Oliver Loomes as its new country director of Ireland in place of David Smith, who has held the position since July 2011. Mr Loomes ha(...)

Brooklyn Brewery is known for long-resisting the blandishments of Wall Street investors attracted by its earnings potential

As all good trend-watchers will know, Brooklyn, the founding well of hipsterdom, is home to one of the ultimate craft beers: Brooklyn Lager. The tote(...)

A photograph  of  May 29th, 2015 shows Fifa president Sepp Blatter gesturing during the association’s congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter was re-elected to his Fifa position  that day despite international pressure to step down.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Here is a timeline of the scandal that has engulfed Fifa in recent years. December 2010 Russia is awarded the 2018 World Cup and Qata(...)

The Dáil bars saw profits increase by more than 10 per cent last year, despite declining revenues. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Profits at the Dáil Éireann bars rose by more than 10 per cent from €104,129 to €115,466 last year. However, the profits were not a result of TDs and (...)

The Seattle Seahawks and  Denver Broncos compete in last year’s NFL Super Bowl. Fifteen advertisers are making their Super Bowl ad debuts during this year’s event. Photograph: Barton Silverman/The New York Times

Last year the crown was “won” by Budweiser, Coca-Cola and Microsoft. But in just over a fortnight the title of “best Super Bowl ad 2015” will be besto(...)

Steve Tormey, chief executive Toyota Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Early forecourt forecasts suggest 2015 will see the motor trade exceed 100,000 new car sales, a psychological benchmark for a business sector batte(...)

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(...)