Dr Ronan Glynn, the State’s deputy chief medical officer, is pictured at a briefing given by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Monday evening. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

A senior medic has criticised “a selfish minority” of people for breaking public health rules by gathering in groups to drink alcohol on city streets.(...)

A woman walks past artist Emmalene Blake’s mural of singer Sinéad O’Connor near the site of the old Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The hospitality industry took its first tentative steps towards reopening this week. But service is far from normal. Time limits, physical distancing (...)

In the State’s first full month in lockdown, sales of alcohol plummeted and a rise in off-trade sales failed to make up for the decline. Photograph: iStock

Some 24 million fewer pints of beer and cider were sold in the Republic in April compared with the same month last year as the Government’s lockdown c(...)

Drinks Ireland also called for greater cashflow supports including a deferring of future excise and VAT payments

Craft beer producers should be able to sell online to customers without minimum volume requirements to help them stay afloat during the Covid-19 crisi(...)

There was  a spike in the sale of wine which rose by 34 per cent to €53 million in the four-week period. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The sale of take-home alcohol in recent weeks is almost 40 per cent higher than it was in the same period last year, new figures show. Some €158 mill(...)

Grainne and Sarah McAvinchey  attach labels to bottles of hand sanitiser at Listoke Distillery in  Co Louth. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

One sector which is continuing to operate during the Covid-19 lockdown is the drinks industry. The industry contributes more than €2 million to the ec(...)

Liquor produced in the Republic, including Bailey’s, will be affected by the tariffs.

The majority of whiskey exported from Ireland is expected to be excluded from new US tariff rules, although a small proportion of Bushmills’ output in(...)

 The closed Shamrock bar on the Killarney road in Newcastle West, Limerick. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

“There were nine pubs in this street at one stage. Then it went down to one. Now it’s back up to four.” Patrick O’Kelly is standing on the street out(...)

The Irish beverage industry exported just over €1m worth of produce to Brazil in 2018, compared to exports of €623m to the US, where some 60 per cent of Ireland’s whiskey exports are sent, according to Bord Bia. Photograph: iStock

Figures in the spirits business were largely ambivalent on the back of a landmark trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur member count(...)

Patricia Callan,  director of the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland:  “We have six weeks to go and I need to know what to put on my product in April.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government must urgently address North-South trade issues to help businesses prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit, the representative group for t(...)

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