Maurice Byrne and Gay Byrne, both of whose fathers served in the first World War, at the Guinness first World War exhibition at the Ireland Funds Gallery in the Little Museum of Dublin. Gay Byrne opened the exhibition, which is in place for six weeks. Photograph: Jason Clarke

An exhibition relating to Guinness and the first World War was “entirely unique because it is the story of a war seen through the eyes of individual (...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Gerry Ryan says in the cover letter of his dossier that he was “asked to terminate my investigations” by Ms Harney in June 2004. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The civil servant who drafted the dossier that claims former politicians evaded tax was directed in 2004 by then tánaiste Mary Harney to provide his i(...)

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Unless you’re from Kerry or Donegal, last week’s All-Ireland football final was as dull as porridge. The half-time ads beat it hands-down. Proctor and(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and Cardinal Sean Brady among bishops and Cardinals on the Altar at the opening of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York and newly named grand marshall of the city’s St Patrick’s Day parade next year, welcomed the landma(...)

Alex Dunne: “To try to protect ourselves in the future, we decided to ‘grow our own’ talent.” Photograph: Feldore McHugh

In the 1980s, Guinness was a diversified group with interests in a number of areas from oyster farms to cruisers on the river Shannon. Rainsford Compu(...)

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Anyone who has ever studied a foreign language is familiar with the idea of a “false friend”, a word that looks identical but has a completely distinc(...)

The interior of the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, Co Dublin

British pub group JD Wetherspoon has pulled a surprise by deciding not to stock Guinness at its new Three Tun Tavern pub in Blackrock, Co Dublin, when(...)

The company behind Guinness is seeking to make inroads into emerging markets such as India and China

Drinks giant Diageo has launched a tender offer to acquire up to 26 per cent more in in India’s United Spirits for about €1.4 billion, T(...)