Beer sales fell by 17.4 per cent compared to the same period last year. Photograph: Getty Images

There was a drop in alcohol consumption during the second quarter of 2020, compared to the same period last year. Figures from the Revenue Commissio(...)

Drinks lobby group Digi has warned a No Deal Brexit will lead to layoffs and closures.

The drinks industry has accused the Government of not showing the sector enough “appreciation”, as it kicks off its annual campaign for a budget decre(...)

Some 1,545 bars closed in the Republic from 2005 to last year, figures show. Photograph: iStock

A lobby group for the drinks industry in Ireland has called on the Government to reduce excise duties by 15 per cent over the course of the next two b(...)

From pub to podcast: Jameson whiskey barrel table in Temple Bar, Dublin.

Irish Distillers, the company behind Jameson, has entered the podcast game, releasing a five-part series called A Story of Irish Whiskey. The move is (...)

“In many parts of rural Ireland, drinks, hospitality and tourism businesses are the primary and sometimes only employers.” Photograph: iStock

The drinks industry is calling for a cut in excise duties on alcohol to help Ireland’s rural hospitality businesses avoid potential job losses and bus(...)

Irish whiskey, led by Jameson, is currently sold in 135 countries and exports are expected to double to 144 million bottles by 2020

Sales of Irish whiskey jumped 12.8 per cent to $897 million (€718 million) in the US last year as volumes rose 11.3 per cent to 4.2 million cases. Ne(...)