The Dáil bars saw profits increase by more than 10 per cent last year, despite declining revenues. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Profits at the Dáil Éireann bars rose by more than 10 per cent from €104,129 to €115,466 last year. However, the profits were not a result of TDs and (...)

Lasko represents a small add-on deal for Heineken, which has pushed into Mexico and spent over $6 billion in 2012 to take full control of the Asian brewer of Tiger beer

Heineken has agreed to buy Slovenian brewery Pivovarna Lasko in a deal valuing the company at €224 million, Lasko’s largest shareholder Bank Asset Man(...)

The company has combined its three separate businesses in England and Wales into a single division, C&C Brands. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

C&C, the maker of Bulmers/Magners cider, has begun a restructuring of its struggling operation in England and Wales.The company has combined its(...)

Don’t jeopardise success

Irish rugby, though a minority sport, has achieved high status internationally: Ireland are now ranked third in the world. That a country with far few(...)

Bulmers cider maker C&C suffers from a poor distribution network and heavy competition in England and Wales. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A C&C institutional shareholder says the Bulmers/Magners cidermaker is “actively evaluating” its options for its business in England and Wales, i(...)

Cees’t Hart steered FrieslandCampina through a large merger and substantial growth in Asia, a key area for Carlsberg. Photograph: Marcel Antonisse/EPA

Danish brewer Carlsberg named a new chief executive yesterday and warned that problems in Russia and Ukraine would weigh on earnings again this year.D(...)

Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, forecast its beer sales and profit margins would grow by a slower rate in 2015.

Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, forecast its beer sales and profit margins would grow by a slower rate in 2015 after a year swelled by eme(...)

 Jamie Heaslip leads his Leinster team onto the field before their Champions Cup match against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The redrawn European club map in the shape of the European Champions Cup was driven by the Anglo-French club axis to ensure that the bigger economies (...)

 Wetherspoon Chairman Tim Martin at the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has blamed cheap supermarket prices for a slowdown in sales. The group, which has plans to open 30 pubs in Ireland over the n(...)

Steve Tormey, chief executive Toyota Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Early forecourt forecasts suggest 2015 will see the motor trade exceed 100,000 new car sales, a psychological benchmark for a business sector batte(...)