Guinness grew 1.4 per cent to a share of 8.9 per cent in the off trade in Ireland while returning a 32.7 per cent for the on trade

Sales of Guinness rose 1 per cent in Ireland for the second half of 2014, taking the brand back to growth for the first time in six years.Diageo said (...)

A statue of Henry Royce stands outside the Rolls-Royce plant in Derby. The engineering group revealed plans to cut 2,600 jobs in its aerospace division, with the threat of more cuts to come.
Photograph: Reuters

It was a day of contrasting fortunes for British workers yesterday. First there was good news in the form of a landmark ruling that overtime should be(...)

Airbnb has its own office bar, with a happy hour every Thursday.

For many workers in Ireland, the idea of benefits is probably limited to health insurance, some paid maternity leave and above-average holiday time. H(...)

President of South Sudan Salva Kiir (left) welcomes his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir (centre) in Juba, South Sudan, for talks to aid efforts for a ceasefire deal. Photograph: Phillip Dhil

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir has arrived in Juba for talks with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir, while China has called for an immed(...)

While drinks companies and sporting bodies never made any secret of their disdain for any sponsorship ban, the FoI records point to a concerted push by a well-resourced and well-informed industry to bring its concerns directly into the heart of Government. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

The drinks industry engaged in a sustained effort to dissuade the Coalition from banning the sponsorship of major sporting events by drink companies, (...)

Southwark crown court in London, where former BBC driver David Smith’s trial was due to begin yesterday.  Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

A former BBC driver charged with sex offences as part of the investigation triggered by allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile has been found dead (...)

Anthony Caro, with his 1962 work Sculpture Two. Caro died of a sudden heart attack yesterday
Anthony Caro, sculptor, dies aged 89
  • UK
  • October 25, 2013, 01:03

The sculptor Sir Anthony Caro, regarded as one of the leading artists of his generation and represented in museum collections all over the world, has (...)

 Patrick Guinness and Garech Browne  at the unveiling of  the  statue of entrepreneur and philanthropist Arthur Guinness in his  home town of Celbridge, Co Kildare, which has been erected by Celbridge Tidy Towns, with the support of Diageo.  Photograph: Naoise Culhane Photography

He came in for some flak last week but yesterday was the real Arthur’s Day, when a statue of Arthur Guinness was unveiled on Celbridge’s main street i(...)

Toulon’s  outhalf Jonny Wilkinson is challenged by Metro Racing’s Irish fly-half Jonathan Sexton of Racing Metro at the Mayol stadium. Photograph: Getty.

Toulon 41 Racing Metro 14: Jonathan Sexton did little wrong in Toulon last night but his star-studded Racing Metro side was blown away in the battle o(...)