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TJ McInerney from TJmacs pub Mullinahone, Co Tipperary (Centre) leading a protest by members of the Licenced Vintners Association(LVA) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) on their way to the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Just as the Government was cementing a date to reopen pubs, a nearby group of frustrated owners gathered at Merrion Square to march on the Dáil and de(...)

A woman walks past artist Emmalene Blake’s mural of singer Sinéad O’Connor near the site of the old Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The hospitality industry took its first tentative steps towards reopening this week. But service is far from normal. Time limits, physical distancing (...)

Social distancing partitions at a pub in Dublin. Guinness has announced a new €14m fund to help Irish pubs. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Guinness has launched a €14 million fund to help Irish pubs preparing to reopen following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. The “Raising the B(...)

There was  a spike in the sale of wine which rose by 34 per cent to €53 million in the four-week period. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The sale of take-home alcohol in recent weeks is almost 40 per cent higher than it was in the same period last year, new figures show. Some €158 mill(...)

A proposed amendment to the legislation suggests that small shops be given the option of keeping alcohol products in view but confined to a maximum of two storage units. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Drinks promotions aimed at students and others offering two alcohol products for the price of one are to be restricted under new legislation being pre(...)

'Molly’s is a very traditional pub, and one of our strengths is that we don’t change'

In some New York neighbourhoods every other bar seems to be either Irish-themed or Irish-owned. In a city that remains the spiritual home of the Great(...)

 The Gyeondyo-bar, which translates to “hang in there”:  South Korea was neck-and-neck with Ireland in 2015 in the alcohol consumption stakes, according to World Health Organisation data, with an average of 10.9 litres per capita per annum.  Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

A chain of South Korean convenience shops is offering cold comfort to those recovering from over-indulgence in alcohol with the introduction of an ice(...)