C&C, the company behind Bulmers cider, is under pressure from its shareholders. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

C&C shareholders are pushing for a strategic overhaul of the company following a sequence of earnings downgrades, a profit warning and a massive (...)

SABMiller’s brands include Peroni, Grolsch and Pilsner Urquell

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, launched an improved offer for SABMiller on Wednesday, offering just over £68 billion ($104 billion(...)

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(...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The Iseq slumped by 1.2 per cent as a worsening rout in emerging markets and a plunge in oil sparked a broad selloff in US and European stocks. Conce(...)

Carlsberg said its profits were lower in the second quarter, the result of a combination of colder weather in Northern Europe and a decline in the Eastern Europe market. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

The world’s fourth-largest brewer Carlsberg reported second-quarter operating profit below expectations, hit by cold weather in Northern Europe and m(...)

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 (...)

‘C&C must either overhaul its struggling English/Welsh business or else put it in the hands of someone who will.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/THE IRISH TIMES

Cidermaker C&C is an Irish company with an English problem: its rivals there are mercilessly squeezing its brand Magners for shelf space and marke(...)

The last time I visited the Holy Land was with Pope John Paul II in the year 2000. Excuse me. Pope saint John Paul II. Visiting there with “ordinar(...)

David O’Loughlin, with an address at Garden City Apartments, North Main Street Cork, denies the murder of Liam Manley at Garden City Apartments on May 12th, 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

A 22-year-old man has told a murder trial how another man accused of murdering a homeless man told him that “the man was down the drain” after he drag(...)