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Facebook said it may have to pull its social media platforms from Europe if a ban on the transfer of personal data from EU citizens to servers in the (...)

Beer sales fell by 17.4 per cent compared to the same period last year. Photograph: Getty Images

There was a drop in alcohol consumption during the second quarter of 2020, compared to the same period last year. Figures from the Revenue Commissio(...)

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(...)

Pauline Whelan, Gearoid Whelan, Ella Whelan and Brian Whelan of Whelan’s Pub in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. The family pub has been adapted to enable social distancing whenever restrictions due to coronavirus are lifted or eased. Photograph: Alan Place

Gearoid Whelan is up a ladder in his pub in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. He is getting ready for the reopening he still believes might happen in the s(...)

Drinks lobby group Digi has warned a No Deal Brexit will lead to layoffs and closures.

The drinks industry has accused the Government of not showing the sector enough “appreciation”, as it kicks off its annual campaign for a budget decre(...)

The decline in the number of rural pubs was the pretext for a call by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland for a cut in excise in Budget 2019. Photograph: Brian Lynch

The large companies – mostly multinationals – that manufacture the beers and spirits we guzzle know their five-year campaign for a cut in drink taxes (...)

The excise duty on a pint of beer or a standard measure of spirits was increased by 10 cent in the last budget, while the duty on a bottle of wine was lifted by 50 cent.

More than 1,000 pubs in Ireland have gone bust during the recession, the umbrella group for the drinks industry claimed today.The Drinks Industry Grou(...)

While drinks companies and sporting bodies never made any secret of their disdain for any sponsorship ban, the FoI records point to a concerted push by a well-resourced and well-informed industry to bring its concerns directly into the heart of Government. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

The drinks industry engaged in a sustained effort to dissuade the Coalition from banning the sponsorship of major sporting events by drink companies, (...)

Peter O’Brien of Diageo, who is chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland, said that Arthur’s Day was “a celebration of the Irish pub” as well as of the food, drink and entertainment that existed there and it deserved support.

Blaming Arthur’s Day for Ireland’s problematic relationship with alcohol is unfair and Diageo will continue to invest in the event as long as the pub(...)

Wetherspoon is set to buy the Tonic House in Blackrock, Co Dublin

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon is set to open 30 pubs in the Republic. Group chairman and founder Tim Martin says the company intends to open betwe(...)

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