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(...)

The problem for Bushmills is that it is not one Diageo’s favourite children. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Diageo has finally waved the white flag on its foray into Irish whiskey after agreeing to offload Bushmills to José Cuervo, a Mexican tequila group.It(...)

The Old Bushmills Distillery in Co Antrim, which is one of Northern Ireland’s top tourist destination, will continue to operate as norma

Diageo has agreed to trade its Bushmills Irish whiskey brand to Jose Cuervo as part of a deal to acquire full control of Tequila Don Julio and $408 mi(...)

Jameson, Bushmills and Tullamore Dew were all included in the top fifty travel-retail sales table, while Baileys Irish Cream was ranked in sixth place

Baileys remains one of the most popular duty-free spirits in the world despite seeing a 3.6 per cent decline in sales last year.New figures compiled b(...)

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(...)

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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(...)