Weekenders: Claire MacSimoin and Andrea Flannagan snap a selfie at a loyalist mural in east Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker 4:03

In this age of easy access to foreign travel, crossing the Border to visit the other half of the island is not particularly high on Irish people’s age(...)


Standing in the Great Hall of Dundarave in the village of Bushmills, on the north Antrim coast, Sir Malcolm Macnaghten cuts a lonely figure. Under the(...)

Global exports of Irish whiskey rose 10.1 per cent to 62 million litres in 2013

Worldwide sales of Irish whiskey continued to rise last year despite a slowdown in consumption of spirits across the globe.New figures released by Int(...)

The company behind Guinness is seeking to make inroads into emerging markets such as India and China

Drinks giant Diageo has launched a tender offer to acquire up to 26 per cent more in in India’s United Spirits for about €1.4 billion, T(...)

Det Insp Paul O’Brien arriving at Dublin District Court  where he was acquitted of all charges. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A senior Garda, who said he drank whiskey to calm his nerves after accidentally reversing his car over (...)

Net sales of Guinness declined by 6 per cent in Ireland due to the warm summer

Drinks maker Diageo has reported a 1.8 per cent increase in sales for the six months to the end of December, due to strong demand in the US.The group,(...)

A changing landscape

QUINNSWORTH: The supermarket chain’s founder Pat Quinn became a recognisable face across Ireland when he appeared in countless television ads weari(...)

Irish whiskey’s renaissance has matured to the point where multinationals and domestic players have committed to spending almost €400 million on build(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at Stormont Castle yesterday

Northern Ireland is a safe and profitable place in which to invest, British prime minister David Cameron has told an international conference in Belfa(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaking at the Invest Northern Ireland investment conference at the Titanic centre in Belfast today. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland is a safe and profitable place in which to invest, British prime minister told an international conference in Belfast today. Addressi(...)