The closed Shamrock bar on the Killarney road in Newcastle West, Limerick. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

“There were nine pubs in this street at one stage. Then it went down to one. Now it’s back up to four.” Patrick O’Kelly is standing on the street out(...)

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(...)

Conway’s pub on Dublin’s Parnell Street

Dublin has the lowest number of pubs per capita of any county in the Republic, figures show. The total number of pub licences issued in the city and (...)

There were 773 pubs registered in Dublin city and county last year, down 1.7% compared with the 786 recorded in 2005 but up from a low of 741 in 2012. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The number of pubs in the Republic has fallen by more than 17 per cent over the 12 years to last year, although there has been a revival in Dublin in (...)

According to the research, 42 per cent of Irish people have attended a community event in their local pub in the past year - 40 per cent attending a fundraiser, 44 per cent attending a local social group meeting and almost one in three (29 per cent) attending a charity event.

Almost one third of Irish people have met their significant other at a pub, hotel or nightclub, a survey has found. The research, conducted by Amára(...)

Excise duty on beer in Ireland is the second highest in the European Union

The excise duty on beer in Ireland is 1,000 times that of Germany, Spain or Luxembourg and is the second highest in the European Union, according to a(...)

Raising the bar:  Publicans David O’Grady,  Deirdre Devitt  and Gary Pepper, at Devitt’s pub, The Two Sisters, in Terenure, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub,” mused Leopold Bloom on an early summer’s day in 1904 but, more than a century later, a bet(...)

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) said: “An alcohol excise reduction is a vital response to the new and immediate effect of the uncertainty caused by Brexit.” Photograph: iStock

The drinks industry lobby group is calling for a 15 per cent reduction in excise on alcohol in the next budget. In its pre-budget submission, the Drin(...)

Pity the poor publicans. Barely a week goes by without them giving out about how hard it is to make a living. As many of them will be quick to tell yo(...)

Survey shows that bar sales of alcohol have fallen at a faster rate than retail sales since 2007. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The alcohol market in Ireland fell by 10 per cent between 2007 and 2012, resulting in almost 1,000 pubs closing and employment in the pub sector falli(...)

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