Guinness grew 1.4 per cent to a share of 8.9 per cent in the off trade in Ireland while returning a 32.7 per cent for the on trade

Sales of Guinness rose 1 per cent in Ireland for the second half of 2014, taking the brand back to growth for the first time in six years.Diageo said (...)

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 (...)

Irish TV viewing figures in 2014 were unchanged on 2013

The nation’s fondness for watching television continued unabated in 2014, with figures compiled by Nielsen for industry ratings body Tam Ireland sugge(...)

The Irish Times’ business affairs correspondent Mark Paul: chief executive of Viber? Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

We received a large entry for Ciarán Hancock’s Christmas Quiz, which took some time to work through. It threw up a few odd answers with a number of yo(...)

An image from an online video advertisement for Cadbury featuring football pundits Johnny Giles and Eamon Dunphy

It’s that time of year when the media loves nothing better than to warn everybody about the dangers of sugar: it’s poisoning us, it’s toxic, it’s the (...)

A vintage ad for Cadbury. Its owner Mondelez’s Irish campaigns had a display value that was 22 per cent higher in 2014 than the previous year, while the overall confectionery category  rose by 15 per cent. Diageo was the second biggest spender, followed by  McDonald’s.

Cadbury owner Mondelez was the biggest out-of-home advertiser in Ireland in 2014, according to the end-of-year Posterwatch report by PML Group.This is(...)

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(...)

Sign outside the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock Co. Dublin  showing discounted beer prices including Heineken. The UK pub chain has resolved its row with the Dutch drinks group but Heineken is still of the menu in Ireland. (Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times)

UK pub group JD Wetherspoon has resolved its row with Heineken International, and the Dutch brewing company’s products are to be put back on the menu (...)