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(...)

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(...)