Election posters outside Government Buildings in Dublin as the 2016 general election campaign gets underway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It’s the economy, stupid. The de facto slogan for Bill Clinton’s 1992 US presidential campaign is just as relevant for the general election campaign t(...)

Despite dire warnings from lobbyists for Big Drink, the Irish pub sector has officially hit its second wind

Anyone who has been to anything where alcohol flows freely for the whole day – a wedding, perhaps, or every Thursday at college – will be familiar wit(...)

Less than a year old, the Dingle Whiskey Bar on Nassau Street is already wrapped tight in tradition. A Dublin outpost of the Dingle Distillery in Ker(...)

Porterhouse Parliament Street:  made profits of €320,000

Things are ticking over rather nicely at the Porterhouse group, co-founded by barrister Oliver Hughes. Accounts for the 12 months to the end of last F(...)

Oliver Hughes, founder of the Porterhouse group and Dingle Distillery, said the US was the first major export market for the gin, adding he hopes to reach the four corners of the world ultimately.

The Dingle Distillery is to begin exporting its own branded gin to the US, following a distribution deal with Ame(...)

They’re flashing the lights at the Porterhouse pub group over the implementation of a shareholders’ agreement for the exit of architect Frank E(...)

Superstars Rihanna and Niall Horan from One Direction have added to the coffers to Lillies Bordello as the firm operati(...)

James Winan: taking on the Diageo/Heineken duopoly with his Vanguard Beer Collective.

While we are on the subject of start-ups, the craft beer market has been growing at about 40 per cent in recent years, according to Bord Bia. Now, a c(...)

Distilling greatness: Mary Ferriter, general manager of Dingle Whiskey Distillery  at the refurbished Saw Mills at Milltown, Dingle, Co Kerry. From left, Brian Taft, distiller, Oliver Hughes, owner, Peter Mosley, co-owner/distiller, Sean Burke, distiller, Michael Walsh, operator, Ryan Begley, operator. Photograph:Valerie O’Sullivan

Dingle Distillery feels as if it has been here forever. The building in which it sits looks out over Dingle Bay, making the view from the distillery (...)

A piper leading the funeral of Seamus Heaney through Bellaghy yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seamus Heaney was laid to rest yesterday evening in a country churchyard in south Derry under the shade of sycamore and ash trees.“May the green sods (...)