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Peter O’Brien of Diageo, who is chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland, said that Arthur’s Day was “a celebration of the Irish pub” as well as of the food, drink and entertainment that existed there and it deserved support.

Blaming Arthur’s Day for Ireland’s problematic relationship with alcohol is unfair and Diageo will continue to invest in the event as long as the pub(...)

In a pre-budget submission to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, the drinks industry has warned that the tax increase is threatening jobs and tourism

A drinks industry body is calling for a reversal of tax increases on alcohol in last year’s budget as sales decline and almost one pub a day closes.Th(...)

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony: 
“Just because Rog and Dougie are gone doesn’t mean that the mentality of this club is going to change for a second.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

New Munster captain Peter O’Mahony says he is already impressed by the way the squad has recovered from the loss of Ronan O’Gara and Dougie Howlett.On(...)

Peter O’Mahony: ‘I’m just delighted with this opportunity now. It is very special’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has yet to announce who will lead the Ireland team against Samoa, Australia and New Zealand in the November international se(...)

Lions supporters cheer during the first Test. The atmosphere throughout the game was like a carnival . Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

On a Lions Tour, it’s not just about the players on the field. It’s about the big crowd of eejits that follow the team around, people from all four co(...)

Rory Best will captain Ireland on the tour. Photograph: Inpho

Les Kiss, Ireland’s interim head coach, will be part of Joe Schmidt’s management team on a three year contrac(...)

Restaurants Association of Ireland chief executive Adrian Cummins said the decision to reduce the rate for tourist services had been “incredibly successful”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Restaurant owners have urged the Government to retain a measure which reduced value added tax (VAT) to nine per cent in the tourism sector almo(...)

Leinster head coach Joe Schmidt is the favourite for the Ireland job. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With another season left on his contract, Leinster coach Joe Schmidt believes it is "unlikely" he will succeed Declan Kidney as Ireland boss, b(...)

The sudden and persistent level of wagers on Joe Schmidt to get the job of Ireland head rugby coach led to Paddy Power temporarily suspending betting yesterday before reopening it last night with Schmidt as hot favourite. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Leinster rugby coach Joe Schmidt has emerged as the new favourite to become Declan Kidney’s long-term successor as Ireland head coach. I(...)

 Leinster head coach Joe Schmidt. James Crombie/Inpho

Former Ireland winger Denis Hickie believes the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has a tough task to find the right man to replace Declan Ki(...)

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