VFI chief executive Padraig Cribben: “The abuse and misuse of cheap alcohol being sold by supermarkets that sell alcohol as a loss leader needs to be urgently tackled, regardless of the measure.”

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has urged Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to push ahead with plans to introduce a ban on below-cost selling(...)

Tourists in Dublin enjoy the Viking Splash tour.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Drinks and hospitality industry representatives have urged the Government to retain the special 9 per cent VAT rate on their services in the Budget an(...)

Westport, Co Mayo: The west, like other parts of Ireland, is enjoying an increase in overseas visitors, many of whom have been attracted to the Wild Atlantic Way which stretches from Donegal to Cork. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:09

At this moment, several foreign journalists are exploring the path of the Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches from Donegal to Cork. They might encount(...)

The excise duty on a pint of beer or a standard measure of spirits was increased by 10 cent in the last budget, while the duty on a bottle of wine was lifted by 50 cent.

More than 1,000 pubs in Ireland have gone bust during the recession, the umbrella group for the drinks industry claimed today.The Drinks Industry Grou(...)

According to the report, 53 per cent of respondents said they had a good relationship with their bank while 18 per cent said it was “poor”. Half of all pub owners said their main bank did not make them feel like a “valued customer”.

Ireland’s 7,400 pubs have combined debts of more than €2 billion and are continuing to feel the pinch from the recession, according to a report on (...)