Under the agreement announced on Friday, the EU will eliminate tariffs on US lobster products, worth about $111 million (€94 million) a year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The United States and the European Union have agreed to reduce tariffs on a range of products - a rare example of trade cooperation between the two bl(...)

Jameson Irish whiskey   sold 8m cases globally  last year, up from 7.2m a year earlier

Irish whiskey sales came within touching distance of their historical peak of 12 million nine-litre cases last year. While Jameson still leads the p(...)

Irish whiskey doubled yearly sales to 137 million bottles – 11.4 million cases – between 2010 and 2019, figures published on Friday show.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw /The Irish Times

Covid-19 lockdowns are hitting Irish whiskey sales while about 400 of the industry’s jobs are in the balance, distillers warn. Irish whiskey doubled (...)

Waterford Distillery founder Mark Reynier: “Almost all Irish whiskey comes from three distilleries, so while there may be over 100 labels on display at Dublin airport, most of it comes from the same few sources.”

The Irish whiskey sector generally likes to portray itself as one big happy family. There may be intense competition between the various players, but(...)

Ireland was the fourth biggest spirits exporter to the US in 2019

Irish whiskey sales in the US rose by 5.6 per cent last year to $1.1 billion (€1 billion) as exports of American spirits plunged on the back of retali(...)

St Patrick’s drops word ‘distillery’  from its label following complaint

A prominent Cork whiskey brand has dropped the word “distillery” from its label on foot of complaints that its use was deliberately misleading and dam(...)

According to the Irish Whiskey Association, there was a 10.5 per cent increase in visitor numbers last year, from 923,000 to 1.02 million

Sales of Irish whiskey slowed last year in what is its biggest export market but that didn’t stop visitors to Ireland spending time at local distiller(...)

As sales have growth so have complaints regarding the rise of fake Irish whiskey across the globe

Irish whiskey is now recognised and protected in one form or another in more than 50 international markets, with moves to achieve protection in anothe(...)

There are renewed concerns that Irish whiskey could be in line for new US tariffs, as the Trump administration expands its trade war against European (...)

The Irish Whiskey Association had been lobbying key figures in Washington ahead of the announcement, seeking an exemption. Photograph: iStock

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has given the US the green light to impose $7.5 billion (€6.9 billion) worth of tariffs on European exports – possi(...)

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