Irish Water managing director John Tierney:  the Sunday Business Post  reports that senior Coalition figures have discussed the need to replace him and the company’s board if the Government is to neutralise the political fallout from the water charges controversy.   Photograph:  Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Glass sale The Sunday Times reported that the group of lenders that owns Aventas, the former Quinn manufacturing group, are moving ahead with the €40(...)

In North America, Diageo’s biggest division, sales increased 0.1 per cent, while revenue in the European unit, which now includes Eastern Europe and Turkey, declined 1.4 per cent, missing estimates

Diageo saw organic net sales fall by 1.5 per cent in its first fiscal quarter but said it was confident of improved full-year top line growth.In an in(...)

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(...)

Chris O’Dowd and David Rawle in Moone Boy: the sitcom about growing up in the 1980s and 1990s in Boyle, Co Roscommon has been a big hit for Sky

Sky Ireland has made a number of changes to its management team as parent company BSkyB seeks to increase its revenue through a “multi-product growth (...)

 At the Accuris announcement were  Gerry Maguire, partner, Summit Bridge Capital; Larry Quinn, executive chairman, Accuris Networks and Michael Murphy, managing partner at Investec.

Accuris Networks, a Dublin based mobile technology company, has completed a new $15 million (€11.7 million) funding round and said it plans to doub(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said ‘it’s a matter for each individual school whether or not they want to use JobBridge’.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that the practice of certain schools seeking cleaners, special needs assistants or teachers through JobBridge was “no(...)

The prospect of more mergers and acquisitions fuelled a rally among brewers, after the Wall Street Journal reported that Anheuser-Busch InBev, which produced Budweiser beer, was talking to banks about financing a possible $122 billion bid for SABMiller. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed today, after their first weekly slide in more than a month, as disappointing Chinese economic data and concern (...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, which is making its interest rate decision on Wednesday.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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“Brewhouse No.4” a new €169 million brewery, at St. James’s Gate, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Alarm bells were ringing at St James’s Gate yesterday as an unfortunately-timed warning alert sounded just as Taoiseach Enda Kenny was starting to spe(...)

Diageo, the world’s biggest alcoholic drinks group, is opening its new Dublin brewery today. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters 2:12

Guinness producer Diageo has said it is confident of growing exports further and halting the decline in sales of stout following the official opening (...)