continued demand for Jameson Whiskey in the US helped it record a 3 per cent rise in underlying sales in its first quarter

Irish Distillers owner Pernod Ricard said continued demand for Jameson Whiskey in the US helped it record a 3 per cent rise in underlying sales in its(...)

Patrick Shelley of  Origin Spirits. Its first product, Kalak Vodka, is being launched this month.
New innovators: Kalak Vodka

Patrick Shelley is no stranger to prestige brands, having worked for luxury goods group, LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) for 15 years across six ma(...)

A necklace from a 2005 Bulgari  diamond collection: About €326 million of Bulgari Ireland’s sales are derived from third parties such as franchisees; €580 million comes from inter-company transactions.  Photograph: Graziella Vigo/Bloomberg

Bulgari, the Italian jewellery and luxury goods group whose gems were once favoured by Elizabeth Taylor, recorded a one-third jump in the sales of a(...)

Net income fell 23 per cent to €188.6 million ($213 million) in the six months through July, at Milan-based Prada. Photograph: Reuters.

Prada has reported first-half profits that beat analysts’ estimates as the luxury-goods maker took steps to curb rising costs, helping mitigate declin(...)

Gail Kilroy , Monkstown, Co. Dublin  with her favourite Louis Vuitton bag.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Gail Kilroy (above) Mother of four  Girls find boys at 12, I found bags. A denim rucksack in Tenerife was the start of it. Now as(...)

Barrels of Hennessy 250 maturing in the cellars in Cognac. Photograph: Matthew J Oliver
Roll out the cognac barrels
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  • April 18, 2015, 05:00

Very old cognac you might think should be served in one of those big balloon glasses – and swirled round and round for all it is worth before a dro(...)

Bank of Ireland climbed 2.21 per cent to 32.4 cents. Volumes were decent, with 292 million shares changing hands

Markets bounced back from an earlier slide as hydrocarbon and mining stocks regained some momentum following increases in oil and metals prices.Hopes(...)

François-Henri Pinault, who took over the Kering business from his father in 2006. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Since September, at least nine senior executives have left businesses controlled by French billionaire François Pinault. The latest came this month, w(...)

Brendan Gleeson: beat Oscar contenders Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall to the prize of best actor at the British Independent Film Awards. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Brendan Gleeson and Andrew Scott, Irish performers of different generations, have taken the two male acting prizes at the Moët British Independent Fil(...)

Calvary has been nominated for best film at the Moet British Independent Film Awards (BIFA). Director John Michael McDonagh, who sparked a cont(...)