The great Leave Means Leave crusade gets under way in Easington, England. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Image of the week: The long goodbye The world has too many close-ups of Nigel Farage but the former Ukip leader is in this picture if you squint hard(...)

In some areas, St Stephen’s Day is traditionally set aside for heading to the pub. Photograph: iStock

Exhale. All the effort to shop or feed or gift or appease is done. Today, you don’t even want to open the fridge. Some fresh air, some brisk movement,(...)

Total turnover of Irish craft beer producers in 2017 amounted to €44.3 million. Photograph: Tom Honan

There has been an explosion in the number of Irish craft breweries opening up over the past decade, with a vast and growing selection of beers now ava(...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill has come under ferocious attack by the drinks lobby. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

They haven’t gone away, you know. Alcohol industry lobbyists, and their pro-health counterparts, who have assailed politicians over the Public Health (...)

  Pablo Santos, an event promoter for Wigwam bar, Dublin, is expecting a large number of Brazil fans for the side’s World Cup opener against Switzerland on Sunday

If you walk past Dublin’s Wigwam bar on Sunday afternoon you will hear a strange blend of electronic samba and the battle cries of Brazilians psyching(...)

The Vintage Cocktail Club, owned by Paddy McKillen Jr’s Press Up Entertainment group

There is a gold rush under way in the sizzling Dublin pubs market, which is swinging like a prohibition-era speakeasy. Sales in bars rose 5.5 per cen(...)

Leo Varadkar poses for a photograph following a Bloomberg Television interview in Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, had their day in the Davos sun yesterday, with both facing down accusation(...)

Alone service user Tony McCarthy and volunteer Kathleen Foster with publican Deirdre Devitt. Dublin publicans raised over €200,000 to mark the bicentenary of the Licensed Vintners Association  for Alone’s befriending services. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) must be one of the dullest concepts in the grey, brain-deadening lexicon of business gibberish. Why would you w(...)

Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, from Belfast, own two of the best cocktail bars in New York: Dead Rabbit and BlackTail. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

While there is a renewed vibrancy to some urban parts of Ireland’s pub industry, it can be abroad that the Irish make their biggest mark in this secto(...)

Temple Bar in Dublin. The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland wants the Government to implement measures to counter the effects of Brexit on hospitality businesses and drink manufacturers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A drinks industry lobbying group has claimed the tourism and alcohol industries are “inseparable”, as it launched a five-point plan of recommendation(...)

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