Oliver Loomes: “ Exports of Irish drink products have been growing every year . .  We are in a golden age of innovation and that is helping to drive that growth.”

The rapid growth in Ireland’s drinks industry is being fuelled by a combination of energetic new entrants and innovation on the part of established pl(...)

Patricia Callan,  director of the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland:  “We have six weeks to go and I need to know what to put on my product in April.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government must urgently address North-South trade issues to help businesses prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit, the representative group for t(...)

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is one of three brands being made available in Ontario from this week.

Irish gin brands continue to make a splash in the Canadian market with three products set to be available from this week in Ontario, which is the worl(...)

The value of meat and livestock exports from Ireland rose 1 per cent to just under €4 billion in 2018

Food and drink exports to the UK from the Republic continued to rise last year even as the threat of Brexit grew, new figures show. Some €4.5 billion(...)

Fancy a gin with pink grapefruit and a sprig of thyme? Course you do

The current gin craze shows no sign of slowing with new figures showing there are now over 20 gin producers and over 50 gin brands in Ireland. Accord(...)

Ray Kelvin, under-fire founder and chief executive of Ted Baker, never shows his face in photographs. Photograph: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Image of the week: May’s Christmas Each bauble on this Downing Street tree represents one of the logical impossibilities at the heart of the Brexit p(...)

Patricia Callan,  head of Alcohol Beverage Federation, she hoped Minister for Health  ‘starts to engage with the [drinks] industry because he hasn’t engaged to date’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has warned of the “devastating” impact cancer warnings on alcohol labels could have following the in(...)

The new Bill’s proposals have drawn international attention Photograph: Getty

In the war that is the controversial public health legislation on alcohol, the next big battle is cancer warnings on drinks labels. The skirmishes hav(...)

Sales of gin jumped 47.2 per cent in Ireland last year, new figures show.

It’s official. Gin is in. Sales of the spirit once informally known as mother’s ruin jumped last year with volumes rising 47.2 per cent. With locally(...)

Danny McCoy, chief executive of Ibec, at its offices on Baggot Street, Dublin this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy is strumming a different tune these days but it has nothing to do with his bullish outlook on the Irish economy, whic(...)

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