Orange Order marchers are reflected in a puddle during  parade  in Belfast on Monday marking the Twelfth of July celebrations which  commemorate the victory of Protestant King William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

The Twelfth of July parades are an unrivalled show of community solidarity, the grand master of the Orange Order Edward Stevenson has told Orangemen a(...)

Mixing tequila and Irish whiskey appears to go down well with bondholders. JB & Cia, the 250-year-old Mexican owner of Jose Cuervo, sold $500 mill(...)

Ian Paisley jnr believes “very strongly in the traditional interpretation of what marriage is” and stands over the “immoral, offensive and obnoxious” comment. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Paisley jnr, as he works to consolidate his hold on the North Antrim constituency, says Justin McAleese needs to “get over it” after the former p(...)

Belmond Grand Hibernian: the firm has refitted 11 Irish Rail carriages for luxury at a cost of $10 million.

Imagine the Orient Express, luxury dining cars in tow, steaming through Limerick junction – and not an Irish Rail ham sandwich in sight.It’s set to (...)

Whiskey: in February the European Commission rejected a complaint about an alleged refusal to supply Irish whiskey

The Opinion of Advocate General Bot indicating a failure by Ireland to comply with the EU Working Time Directive in respect of doctors’ hours issue(...)

Aer Lingus began flying in 1936. It has survived a world war, the 1970s oil crisis, 9/11 and Ireland’s worst recession in living memory. Photograph:  Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

To quote Sherlock Holmes, the game is afoot at Aer Lingus.. After a period of shadow boxing, the board of Aer Lingus on Tuesday recommended the all-ca(...)

The drinks industry in Ireland has been undergoing something of a renaissance with a big rise in the number of distilleries and breweries being est(...)

Paschal Donohoe: Declared Diageo shares. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Sport Paschal Donohoe has absented himself from all decisions relating to a Bill dealing with the issue of alcohol sponsorship of sports (...)

Dundarave, Bushmills, Co Antrim: sold for £10 million

Just as the year draws to a close news reaches us of a bumper country estate sale in Northern Ireland. It’s not often an estate goes on the market for(...)

Jack Teeling: along with his brother Stephen, is the driving force behind the €10 million investment in the Liberties

The Teeling family is a step closer to opening Teeling Whiskey Company, the first new distillery in Dublin in 125 years. Its three enormous copper sti(...)