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(...)

Cees’t Hart steered FrieslandCampina through a large merger and substantial growth in Asia, a key area for Carlsberg. Photograph: Marcel Antonisse/EPA

Danish brewer Carlsberg named a new chief executive yesterday and warned that problems in Russia and Ukraine would weigh on earnings again this year.D(...)

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(...)

In a climbdown deal announced yesterday, JD Wetherspoon has agreed to resume selling all Heineken’s products in the UK. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

So, who won the row between Heineken and JD Wetherspoon over the British pub giant’s cut-price lager sales in the Irish market? It looks like they bot(...)

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(...)

Danish brewer Carlsberg said earnings had held steady in the third quarter, as Asian growth offset the Russian downturn. Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Danish brewer Carlsberg said earnings had held steady in the third quarter, as Asian growth offset the Russian downturn which prompted it to lower pro(...)

Promising “a new take on sports coverage”, Maximum Media’s new offshoot SportsJoe.ie launches today with a little help from the social media hashtag (...)

‘Ale yeast is a different kind [to lager yeast], and we recently discovered that the yeasts used for making stouts are different again.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Beer disease was the curse of brewers and the drinking classes in the 19th century. Large amounts of lager could be brewed, but quality was erratic(...)

Ryanair closed 1.57 per cent up at €7.394, after breaking the €7.40 mark earlier in the day. The airline released figures showing August passenger numbers were up 4 per cent at 9.4 million. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks rose as Russia and Ukraine agreed on the steps needed for a truce, while a poor euro zone purchasing managers’ index stoked specula(...)

A Carlsberg flag flies outside the brewing group’s headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday. Carlsberg, Russia’s biggest brewer, cut its full-year forecasts for revenue and earnings even as quarterly profit beat estimates, causing the shares to slump 3.6 percent. Photograph: Freya Ingrid Morales/Bloomberg

Trading was relatively flat across most of Europe following two consecutive days of gains. In the US, stocks rose to within five points of an all-t(...)