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Guinness: A Great Day for St James's Gate 10 Sep 2014

Today's official opening of the new Guinness production facility at the brand's St James's Gate site in the centre of Dublin stands in marked contrast to how the plot's future looked less than ten years ago. It is refreshing to see – for whatever reason - a plc the size of Diageo bowing to a brand's provenance, even if such nods are a rarity these days.

Comment - Jameson: Fishing Where the Fish Are 4 Jun 2014

At Pernod Ricard's Capital Markets Day, held at the Jameson distillery in Midleton, Ireland, today (4 June), it was all about Jameson.

Pernod Ricard: All eyes on Alex Ricard 3 Jun 2014

I am en-route to Cork this morning, to attend Pernod Ricard's annual Capital Markets Day. Tomorrow, I will join a wealth of analysts at a series of presentations by the company's leadership team.

just Five Years Ago: Ireland's alcohol clampdown 28 May 2014

The Republic of Ireland has long been tagged, for good or bad, as being a hard-drinking nation. The charity Alcohol Action Ireland claims that Irish adults "binge-drink" more than any of their European compatriots.

Comment - Spirits - The Irish Whiskey Association 22 Apr 2014

Earlier this month, the Irish Whiskey Association came into being. Ian Buxton looks at the category and considers why it is needed and what it will do.

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William Grant opens Tullamore D.E.W. distillery 17 Sep 2014

William Grant & Sons has opened a new EUR35m (US$45m) distillery for its Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey brand.

Work starts on Walsh Whiskey distillery 11 Sep 2014

Walsh Whiskey has started work on its planned EUR25m (US$32.3m) distillery in Ireland, and confirmed it will produce all three types of Irish whiskey.

Diageo opens Guinness Brewhouse No 4 in Dublin 10 Sep 2014

Diageo has officially opened the upgraded production facility at its Guinness brewery in central Dublin.

Dublin Whiskey Co plans EUR10m distillery 3 Sep 2014

The Dublin Whiskey Co (DWC) has confirmed plans to build a new EUR10m (US$13.2m) distillery and visitor centre in the Irish capital.

Ginuine to launch Brockmans Gin in Ireland 15 Aug 2014

Brockmans Gin is set to launch in Ireland after its owner, Ginuine, signed a distribution deal with MCM Spirits & Liqueurs.

Glendalough recruits former Irish rugby captain 14 Aug 2014

Glendalough Irish Whiskey has announced a raft of activity that includes the addition of former Ireland rugby international Brian O'Driscoll to its ownership.

Work starts on Teeling Whiskey Co distillery 11 Aug 2014

The Teeling Whiskey Co has started construction work on building its new distillery in Ireland.

C&C attacks ad law as Magners faces shirt ban 30 Jul 2014

C&C Group has branded as “discriminatory” a Polish law that bans cider sponsorship at sports events but not beer.

Diageo scraps Arthur's Day, but singer left sad 7 Jul 2014

British musician Paloma Faith has reportedly voiced her disappointment after news that Diageo has cancelled its annual Arthur's Day celebrations for its Guinness brand.

Pernod targets premium market in China 4 Jun 2014

Pernod Ricard is looking at a recent change in the shape of the international spirits market in China as an opportunity for its lower-priced offerings, including Jameson.