It is understood that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also raised the issue of tariffs during his meeting with US vice-president Mike Pence earlier this month. Photograph: Getty Images

Concerns are growing that Irish food products could be hit by damaging US tariffs, as Washington prepares to impose retaliatory measures on a range o(...)

Journalist Justine McCarthy gives the  keynote address at the 97th annual Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith have been remembered at their annual commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery. The 97th annual commemoration was led b(...)

Sales of Jameson rose 11%  to 235,400  cases, giving the brand a 40.5% market share domestically. Photograph:  iStock

Domestic sales of Irish whiskey rose by 5.4 per cent last year from 551,900 nine-litre cases (6.62 million bottles) to 581,750 cases (6.98 million bot(...)

The Teeling Distillery and visitor centre in Dublin 8

The number of visitors to Irish whiskey distilleries is expected to surpass 1 million this year. The forecast comes as whiskey distilleries continue (...)

Irish whiskey producers have sought assistance from Bord Bia to help tap markets in Asia, where Irish brown spirits are currently small players.

Rival Irish whiskey producers are teaming up in a bid to seek European Union funding to carve out new multimillion-euro opportunities for growth in Ch(...)

Figures published by the Central Statistics Office in November show the value of Irish whiskey exports grew 10.1 per cent during the first eight months of the year

An Bord Pleanála has granted permission on appeal for the development of 12 Irish whiskey maturation warehouses at Moyvore, Co Westmeath. The €138 mi(...)

American oak barrels containing Jameson whiskey produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton, Co Cork

The Government wants the benefits of a thriving whiskey industry but would prefer “if no-one actually drinks the stuff”, according to influential US b(...)

One of the three-tonne copper pot stills is craned across the Dublin skyline on the final part of its journey to the Dublin Liberties Distillery in Mill Street, following a journey of more than 1,500km from Germany. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Demand for premium Irish whiskey brands such as Green Spot and Redbreast soared domestically last year, as sales jumped 41 per cent to more than 700,0(...)

In 2016 the Irish drinks industry purchased 220,000 tonnes of Irish barley. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

A sustainable supply of barley and malt is critical to the continued growth of Irish whiskey, the head of the Irish Whiskey Association has said. The(...)

Pearse Lyons at the Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin 8 which opened last year.  Photograph: Conor McCabe

The number of tourists travelling to Ireland’s whiskey distillery centres increased by 11 per cent last year, the Irish Whiskey Association said on Mo(...)

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