More than 200,000 9-litre cases of Paddy are sold in 28 countries worldwide annually

Irish Distillers has said it is in talks to sell the popular whiskey brand Paddy, in a move that would see it still being produced at the Midleton Dis(...)

Wall Street stocks were little changed on Thursday evening after a raft of mixed quarterly earnings and the slide in oil prices kept investors on the sidelines.

European shares fell slightly on Thursday after the European Central Bank kept rates unchanged, with Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson and Fren(...)

 Tara McCarthy , chief executive of Bord Iascaigh Mhara.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

There can be few chief executives who enjoy a better view than Tara McCarthy. Her Dún Laoghaire office window frames the panorama that is Dublin Bay. (...)

Italy’s Campari, the world’s sixth largest spirits company, said on Tuesday it would launch a friendly takeover bid for Grand Marnier valuing the French liqueur maker at €684 million.

Italy’s Gruppo Campari has agreed to buy the Grand Marnier group in a deal that gives the French distiller an equity value of € 684 million. Gruppo C(...)

Jameson, which is the best-selling Irish Whiskey globally, is experiencing double- to triple-digit growth

Sales of Jameson Whiskey rose 11 per cent in the six months to the end of December with volumes up 8 per cent. Irish Distillers, which owns Jameson,(...)

A weaker euro as well as booming demand for champagne and cognac helped the French drinks industry. Photograph: Getty Images

French wine and spirits exporters toasted a record value of overseas sales last year – thanks to a weaker euro, as well as booming demand for champagn(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar was the most frequently lobbied Minister on the alcohol issue. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Government Ministers and their officials were lobbied on alcohol-related issues more than 40 times in a three-month period, an analysis of the new re(...)

American oak barrels containing Jameson whiskey: the US is Jameson’s biggest market. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

They must have been clinking glasses in the boardroom of Pernod Ricard in June when its Irish subsidiary, Comrie Ltd, handed over a fat dividend chequ(...)

Anna Malmhake, CEO of Irish Distillers, with Liam Donegan, general manager of the company’s Fox and Geese bottling facility in Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Whiskey maker Irish Distillers Group (IDG), whose brands include Jameson, Paddy and Powers, paid a dividend of €140 million in June to its French par(...)

European drinks body Pernod Ricard is said to be preparing to act over alcohol pricing. Photograph: Remy de la Mauviniere/AP

The Sunday Independent leads with a story that a European drinks body, which is backed by Irish Distillers’ owner Pernod Ricard, is prepared to suppor(...)