Alcohol-free bar: Anna Walsh of the Virgin Mary, in Dublin, makes a Ceder’s spritz. Photograph: Tom Honan

Each year more and more people are saying goodbye to hangovers and hello to alcohol-free versions of beer, cider, wine and spirits. Even a couple of y(...)

Dermot Muldoon, who runs Muldoon’s pub in Drumconrath, Co Meath. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When the licensing laws changed last year, allowing pubs to serve alcohol on Good Friday for the first time since 1927, there was relief among publica(...)

The decision to hold excise levels on alcohol as they were in Budget 2017 has met with a mixed reaction in the drinks industry. File photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Alcohol was once an “old reliable” for budget price increases - but for the second year in a row there has been no increase in the price of a pint. (...)