Garth Brooks: believed to have watched a live webstream of Dublin City Council’s Monday meeting. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Concern about legal action taken to stop his Croke Park concerts contributed to Garth Brooks’s decision to cancel the events, according to Labour R(...)

Tickets for the now cancelled Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin. The cancellation of the five shows has left Ireland’s image and reputation “tarnished” to overseas visitors, business and hospitality groups have said. Photograph:   Collins Photos.

The cancellation of the five Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin has “tarnished” Ireland’s image and reputation to overseas visitors, business and hospit(...)

Neary’s pub in Dublin’s Chatham Street. For tourists, pubs constitute the capital’s number one attraction.

It can be difficult, in the public space, standing up for anything associated with the alcohol industry. Nevertheless, there are many things that can (...)

 Maggie Timoney, the managing director of Heineken Ireland, said: ‘We need to start rebuilding the economy and help publicans.’  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The head of Heineken Ireland has called on the Government to reverse the 18 per cent increase in excise on beer, saying it will be damaging for public(...)

ISME chief executive Mark Fielding said today’s budget would go some way towards helping Ireland to regain its competitiveness. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Reaction from the business community to today’s budget was mixed. The retention of the 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality sector was broadly welc(...)

JD Wetherspoon has purchased the Tonic Pub in Blackrock

Three major British pub chains are now scouring the Dublin market for acquisitions. Intermediaries acting on behalf of Greene King, the brewer (...)

In a pre-budget submission to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, the drinks industry has warned that the tax increase is threatening jobs and tourism

A drinks industry body is calling for a reversal of tax increases on alcohol in last year’s budget as sales decline and almost one pub a day closes.Th(...)

Pubs under pressure
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  • August 30, 2013, 01:00

Irish people last year spent € .6.3 billion on alcohol, as an increasing number drank at home and fewer consumed their beer, wine or spirits in public(...)

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 (...)