Bulmers owner C&C acquired Vermont Hard Cider Company for €235 million in 2012. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Drinks company C&C defended its foray into the North American cider market to shareholders at its annual general meeting in Dublin yesterday, wit(...)

 Greene King says it has rejected an initial rival offer from Bulmers producer C&C. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

C&C, the Tipperary-based maker of Magners and Bulmers cider, is believed to be preparing a fresh bid for a UK-listed group of more than 1,200 pu(...)

 Winston Churchill contemplated acting against Ireland to remove the German legation from Dublin and asked for advice on how it could be done. Photograph: PA Wire

Winston Churchill was disproportionately obsessed with the possibilities of security leaks from Ireland in the run-up to D-Day, a conference heard yes(...)

Cold weather in March and April impacted on cider volumes in the Irish market. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Drinks group C&C said operating profit will be in the range of €125 million to €132 million for the financial year, despite ongoing difficult t(...)