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(...)

The drinks industry could be unduly affected by the loss of British tourists according to a report from DIGI. Photograph: iStock

The drop off in the number of British tourists travelling to Ireland could lead to a €70 million fall in revenue for the Irish economy. According to(...)

Gleeson’s is expected to compete in the mid-to-upper range of the market, with larger rooms than is usual in the city. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The landmark Gleeson’s pub in Booterstown is to be extended into a boutique hotel to capitalise on the acute shortage of guest accommodation in the ci(...)

Martin Deniau, Kate O’Neill, Mary Costelloe, Brendan Fagan, Michael Burns and Dublin City Cllr, Mannix Flynn, at the No To Bid campaign launch. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Dublin Town business group should be brought before the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to answer questions about its finances, campaig(...)

Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, said the Committee appears “to be in no hurry” to conclude its scrutiny of the Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty-Drink Driving) Bill.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has accused the Oireachas Transport Committee of delaying his proposed changes for penalising drink drivers. Minist(...)

Shane Ross  proposes a three-month ban on drivers found with 51-80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. Photograph: David Sleator

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland has accused the Minister for Transport of misleading the public in his attempts to change drink-driving legislatio(...)

‘Forcing pubs and all licensed hospitality businesses to close sends a very negative signal to tourists.’ Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Publicans have called for the 90-year-old ban on serving alcohol on Good Friday to be lifted. In a now annual plea, the two main organisations repre(...)

The interior of the supervised drug injecting centre  in Sydney, Australia. File photograph: News Ltd/AP Photo

A supervised injecting centre which is expected to open in Dublin city early next year will “deal in death” and facilitate more drug use, a meeting to(...)

The Chelsea Drug Store on   George’s Street in Dublin city centre: the new bar is in the old  Oriental Emporium supermarket

There seems to be a growing number of pubs opening in Dublin these days. Places that have appeared in the past year include the Chelsea Drug Store and(...)

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