The Irish Whiskey Association had been lobbying key figures in Washington ahead of the announcement, seeking an exemption. Photograph: iStock

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has given the US the green light to impose $7.5 billion (€6.9 billion) worth of tariffs on European exports – possi(...)

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(...)

‘As a member of the Irish Whiskey Association, we’re working to make Ireland the world leader in whiskey tourism by 2030,’ says Simon Fay of Irish Distillers. Photograph: Ana Viotti

Jameson is taking its Dublin distillery tour experience worldwide, with the first pop-up iteration to appear in Portugal this month. The whiskey bra(...)

Bumper sell out shows from the likes of Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (above) contributed to the rise in box office revenues at the Galway Arts Festival last year

The latest play in Donald Trump’s high-stakes gamble on a tariff war with China saw the US president claiming that Beijing is seeking talks on a deal (...)

Sales of Irish whiskey have soared in recent years.

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has lodged several complaints with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) about what it claims is the mislabe(...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison, who are reported to have made a healthy return on their stake in Slack

A Chicago-based mutual fund has spent more than €1 billion over the past nine months building up an 8 per cent stake in Ryanair, according to the Sund(...)

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(...)

Fercullen whiskey from the new Powerscourt Distillery in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Barely a month goes by without yet another whiskey distillery opening here. On November 27th, Blackwater Distillery in Lismore, Co Waterford, became t(...)

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