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(...)

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,(...)

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(...)

French President François Hollande meets with parliamentarians at the Elysée Palace in Paris after revelations of US spying on French presidents. Photograph: Charles Platiau/AFP/Getty Images

French politicians yesterday vied to see who could make the most morally outraged statements about past spying by the US National Security Agency on F(...)

Lisbon: Park bar, on the roof of a car park. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira
Weekend in . . . Lisbon

Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital. Throughout the hilly metropolis on the Tagus River, fading structures and spaces are being s(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

 A view of Val-de-Travers, the valley where absinthe was born and has been produced for centuries, in Gorgier, Switzerland. The absinthe trail, a  list of attractions related to the drink, dots the Val-de-Travers. Photograph: Niels Ackermann/The New York Times

Sunbeams shot through the forest, lighting up the wispy fog on the path ahead. For over an hour I’d been walking up the mountain trail alone, marching(...)

Bulmers: its maker, C&C, is having a spat with the Portman Group, the alcohol-industry funded body. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A delicious spat arose this week in Britain between C&C, the Clonmel- based maker of Bulmers and Magners cider, and the Portman Group, the alcohol(...)

Bottles of Jameson whiskey, produced by Irish Distillers, are seen as they pass along the production line at the Pernod-Ricard bottling plant in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Sales of Jameson, Ireland’s top-selling whiskey brand, grew by 13 per cent in the nine months to the end of March led by strong US demand. (...)