Overall sales by craft beer companies stood at €59 million last year, up eleven-fold since 2011. Photograph: iStock
Craft beer makers get canny

A certain well-known beer brand might like to suggest it is – probably - the best in the world but brewer Michael Cowan can make such a claim with aut(...)

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Passengers see us in our Ryanair uniforms and think we are Ryanair and are out to screw them. Sometimes the planes are delayed and we have to explain (...)

In a recent study, eight of the top 10 gassiest beers were lagers.

Ever been left feeling uncomfortably bloated after a few pints of beer? Many of us overinflate and may even need to let the belt out another notch, or(...)

Paul Howard with the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly statue in Dublin city centre. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

1. Where Ross Doesn’t Drink Heineken (1998) It all started in the autumn of 1997. I was in the Sunday Tribune newsroom one Friday evening talking to (...)

European telecoms stocks rose on Tuesday following reports that T-mobile US and Sprint were in merger talks. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

This was little movement in world stocks on Tuesday as investors await news from the US Federal Reserve policy meeting. Along with the rest of Europe,(...)

Three head of enterprise, public sector and IoT Seán Doherty with Focal Media operations director Kevin Hayes.

Picture the scene. You’re in your local supermarket walking through the drinks section and thinking about whether to watch this evening’s Champions Le(...)

Daniel Craig: The other Bonds just  wore the suit. This one was scarily real. Photograph: Britta Pedersen

For decades the James Bond series has been the Rolls Royce of British cinema: deluxe film-making that maintains a reputation for excellence, while sim(...)

“People take drugs here but people also take drugs before going to a mainstream night club, so why should we be targeted?” Photograph: iStock

It’s 3.30am in the epicentre of Dublin’s nightlife: George’s Street. Revellers, some showing signs of inebriation, some not, leave the George nightclu(...)

Permanent TSB lost 2.4%  to €2.05 as the bank succumbed to further negative media commentary

Weakness among tobacco stocks and some broker downgrades weighed on European shares, sending them lower on the final trading day of July as analysts d(...)

William O’Brien: He was a former director of Murphy’s brewery in Cork and was partly responsible for convincing Heineken to take it over

Willie O’Brien, who has died at the age of 89, was the founder of one of Ireland’s most successful crane- and plant-hire companies. A lifelong support(...)