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(...)

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is one of three brands being made available in Ontario from this week.

Irish gin brands continue to make a splash in the Canadian market with three products set to be available from this week in Ontario, which is the worl(...)

The value of meat and livestock exports from Ireland rose 1 per cent to just under €4 billion in 2018

Food and drink exports to the UK from the Republic continued to rise last year even as the threat of Brexit grew, new figures show. Some €4.5 billion(...)

Fancy a gin with pink grapefruit and a sprig of thyme? Course you do

The current gin craze shows no sign of slowing with new figures showing there are now over 20 gin producers and over 50 gin brands in Ireland. Accord(...)

Patricia Callan,  head of Alcohol Beverage Federation, she hoped Minister for Health  ‘starts to engage with the [drinks] industry because he hasn’t engaged to date’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has warned of the “devastating” impact cancer warnings on alcohol labels could have following the in(...)

Sales of gin jumped 47.2 per cent in Ireland last year, new figures show.

It’s official. Gin is in. Sales of the spirit once informally known as mother’s ruin jumped last year with volumes rising 47.2 per cent. With locally(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned  the Government does not want any further amendment to the proposed legislation. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Drinks lobbyists have dismissed links between alcohol and cancer and claimed the carcinogens were more like “burnt toast”, the Dáil has heard in the o(...)

Gin was the fastest-growing spirit locally in 2016, growing 31.6% in Ireland

Irish craft gin is set to go global this year as local brands seek to go head-to-head with the likes of Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick’s and Tanqueray. A (...)

Patricia Callan, director of the ABFI: ‘This is a booming sector, which supports over 200,000 jobs.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Drinks industry representatives extensively lobbied Government Ministers, TDs and Senators about controversial legislation to deal with Ireland’s alco(...)

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