Seamus O’Hara, chief executive of Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery. “Independent breweries are run by people who are interested in beer; the beer conglomerates are run by accountants.”

It is almost 20 years since Seamus O’Hara founded the Carlow Brewing Company. Back in 1996 the outlook for the discerning beer drinker was “very blea(...)

One Kilmainham Square: €28.5 million for the five-storey block over basement car park

With Dublin office rents climbing by an average annualised rate of more than 15 per cent over the past three years because of a shortfall in supply an(...)

Construction and engineering group BAM is in pole position to win a State contract to build a number of courthouses in the State and refurbish others(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Simon Coveney said  the Government had agreed to increase its support for the Cork event centre from €10 million to €12 million. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

BARRY ROCHE Cork City Council is to increase financial support for a €50 millon event centre to be built on the former brewery site by Heineken Irelan(...)

Heineken beer on sale at the bargain price of €2.95 at the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

A number of Dublin publicans are known to have raised concerns with Heineken about the pricing of its beer at JD Wetherspoon’s prior to the high-pr(...)

Heineken beer on sale at the bargain price of €2.95 at the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

JD Wetherspoon’s high-profile bust-up with Heineken over the supply of beer to its new Forty Foot venue in Dún Laoghaire had been – excuse the pun – b(...)

Heineken’s portfolio includes Coors Light, Fosters, Beamish Stout, Murphy’s Stout, and a full range of specialty beers, which includes Desperados. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Much like the country’s property market, Heineken today pointed to a two-speed recovery in Ireland’s beer market, as the Dutch brewer revealed that it(...)

Heineken Ireland chief executive  Maggie Timoney. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Heineken Ireland has reported revenues of €477 million for 2013, despite a decline in the Irish beer market. Maggie Timoney, chief execut(...)

At a time of high global demand for metal, stealing steel beer kegs for scrap metal has become a lucrative trade. . Photograph by Frank Miller/Irish Times

More than 400,000 beer or cider kegs, costing approximately €40 million, have been stolen or gone missing from licensed premises in the Republic si(...)

While drinks companies and sporting bodies never made any secret of their disdain for any sponsorship ban, the FoI records point to a concerted push by a well-resourced and well-informed industry to bring its concerns directly into the heart of Government. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

The drinks industry engaged in a sustained effort to dissuade the Coalition from banning the sponsorship of major sporting events by drink companies, (...)