Grapes of wrath: since 2012, excise on wine has risen by 62 per cent in Ireland with the tax take from a standard €9 bottle increasing from 39 per cent to 54 per cent. Photograph: EPA

Excise on wine is now 106 times higher in Ireland than in France, according to a new study, which reveals that despite this, sales continue to reboun(...)

Anna Malmhake, chairman and CEO Irish Distillers, has called for a cut to the “penal” rate of excise charged in Ireland. (Photograph: John Sheehan)

The chief executive of one of Ireland’s largest drinks companies has called on the Government to reduce excise in the forthcoming Budget to stimulate(...)

The  Vision for Irish Whiskey strategy says Irish whiskey is no longer about playing to the stereotypes of the “fighting Irish” or about spicing up an Irish coffee.  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

A bid to kickstart a second golden age of Irish whiskey will be launched by the industry on Tuesday when it publishes an ambitious plan for the sector(...)

The line-up for the third Ballymaloe Litfest is as impressive as ever, with 17 writers, producers and experts from Ireland and around the globe. Su(...)

Whiskey: in February the European Commission rejected a complaint about an alleged refusal to supply Irish whiskey

The Opinion of Advocate General Bot indicating a failure by Ireland to comply with the EU Working Time Directive in respect of doctors’ hours issue(...)

Jack Reynor (Glassland, What Richard Did) at the launch of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festrival. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unstoppable Irish actor Jack Reynor was among the guests who joined Gráinne Humphreys, director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, to(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has asked 35 leading figures in the agri-food industry to work on the 2025 Agri-Food Strategy. Photograph: Eric Luke

An ambitious 10-year plan for the agri-food sector has been commissioned by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. He has asked 35 leading figures i(...)

NUI Galway Engineering Building: passive structure

If you’ve ever wondered what a “near zero energy building” (NZEB) looks or feels like, this is your chance to find out. Dozens of them will be open to(...)

Pernod shares have gained 4.4 per cent so far this year, in line with the European sector, which is up 4.1 per cent.

French spirits maker Pernod Ricard, which owns Irish Distillers, on Thursday forecast modest profit growth in its current financial year after improvi(...)

Tullamore Dew  is now the second biggest Irish whiskey brand after Jameson.

Whiskey production has returned to Tullamore for the first time in 60 years.William Grant, the family behind the Tullamore Dew brand, has opened a new(...)