Representatives of the restaurant and hospitality sector have given a cautious welcome to the Government’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions announced on Tuesday evening.  File photograph: John G Mabanglo/EPA

Opposition politicians and hospitality industry representatives on Tuesday night welcomed the Government’s latest plan to unwind Covid-19 restrictions(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: ‘I am absolutely determined that anybody over the legal limit shall face a disqualification.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has criticised TDs “shamelessly’’ succumbing to pressure to oppose his planned reversal of a loophole allowing first(...)

The excise duty on a pint of beer or a standard measure of spirits was increased by 10 cent in the last budget, while the duty on a bottle of wine was lifted by 50 cent.

More than 1,000 pubs in Ireland have gone bust during the recession, the umbrella group for the drinks industry claimed today.The Drinks Industry Grou(...)