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The restaurants group argued that a VAT cut on pub drink from 23 to 9% was unrealistic, given the cost, and said lobbying should be focused elsewhere.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Serious tensions have emerged between groups representing restaurants and publicans over a campaign for tax cuts to save them from being overwhelmed b(...)

Ireland has some of the highest alcohol taxes in Europe. Digi says a cut in those taxes would provide a fillip for struggling hospitality businesses. Photograph: Luke MacGregor

It is that time of year again, when all varieties of lobbyist and vested interest group release their wishlists ahead of the October budget. The Drin(...)

The number of breweries and distilleries across Ireland has grown exponentially over the past number of years. Photograph: iStock

Turnover at the growing number of Irish microbreweries increased to €52 million in 2016 from just €8 million in 2012, according to figures from the Dr(...)

Advertisements submitted to alcohol advertising vetting body CopyClear increased almost 40 per cent in the first five months of 2014.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The number of advertisements submitted to alcohol advertising vetting body CopyClear increased almost 40 per cent in the first five months of 2014.Som(...)