As ground control manager at Airbnb, Dan Skold’s jobs involves making the technology company a cool place to work. “We like to think of ourselves as the ‘ninjas of culture’ and we have a very unique opportunity to shape the direction of this company as it is really taking off.”

Some jobs are so unique and desirable, you’d almost pay to do them: Guinness brewer is one; head of mischief at Paddy Power is another. What’s more, (...)

Finding and championing a great talent behind the bar is the central idea of the Irish Bartender of the Year competition

Adam Walsh is working hard to practice his cocktail-making skills ahead of next Tuesday’s Irish Bartender of the Year final run by Diageo. At 22, he’s(...)

Mixing tequila and Irish whiskey appears to go down well with bondholders. JB & Cia, the 250-year-old Mexican owner of Jose Cuervo, sold $500 mill(...)

Healy Mac’s Bar in Kuala Lumpur, winner of the Best Irish Pub in the World (Outside Ireland) Irish Times competition. Photograph: Aepulusia Maxcrazy

Healy Mac’s in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has won the Best Irish Pub in the World (Outside Ireland) competition. The pub won for its commit(...)

Germany’s Dax, down 1.9 percent, underperformed the wider market, after a recent sharp rally and as the euro gained against the dollar. Photograph: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski

European stocks slipped on Thursday due to Greece’s worsening financial predicament, while euro zone government borrowing costs, including Ireland’(...)

Sales fell 0.2 per cent in the six months to the end of December

Diageo, the world’s largest spirits maker, reported slower quarterly trading on Thursday, hurt by tough comparisons in Britain and retailers reducing (...)

Guinness maker Diageo has agreed to acquire control of United National Breweries beer business in South Africa. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Diageo, the world’s largest spirits maker, said on Thursday it had agreed to acquire control of United National Breweries beer business in South Afri(...)

Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, expects its business in China to return to growth as early as next year. Photo: Reuters

Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, expects its business in China to return to growth as early as next year as the company overcomes austerity meas(...)

Barrels of Pernod Ricard’s Martell cognac sit at the Martell distillery in Cognac, France. Sales volumes jumped 13 per cent year-on-year. Photograph: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg News

French drinks group Pernod Ricard said sales trends in China, its second-largest market, were gradually improving thanks to a positive performance dur(...)

Fergus Finlay, left chairman of the Stop Out of Control Drinking campaign, clinical psychotherapist Joanna Fortune, LRC chief executive Kieran Mulvey and Aine Lynch of the National Parents Council at the launch of the campaign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Diageo would “have to listen” if a report the drinks giant was funding recommended a ban on alcohol sponsorship of sports and other live events, its c(...)