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(...)

The Remy Martin cognac division, which accounts for 80 per cent of group profit, saw its operating profit fall 5.8 per cent like-for-like to €85.9 million

French spirits group Remy Cointreau posted a 7.3 per cent fall in first-half like-for-like operating profit on Thursday, blaming soft demand for its p(...)

Noel, from Castletownshend, West Cork, left Ireland in 2007 on a world-trip with friends intending to return home after 12 months. He was offer(...)

Building materials group CRH gained 1.54% to close at €24.685 on trades totalling more than 800,000 shares

Markets surged yesterday after European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi signalled that its stimulus programme would continue well into next (...)

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(...)

Susan Kilty, people partner, at PwC: PwC is recruiting about 270 graduates from a wide range of disciplines for 2016. Photograph: Maxwells

A range of companies are recruiting at the moment, including for jobs in retail, finance and consulting, and the civil and public service. Accenture(...)

Alexandre Ricard said his ambition was to double the cases of Jameson sold annually. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The head of global spirits giant Pernod Ricard wants to double the sales of Jameson Irish whiskey to 10 million cases a year over the next decade. I(...)