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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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JD Wetherspoon cuts ties with Heineken 9 Dec 2014

Heineken has said it is “seeking a resolution” after pub operator JD Wetherspoon announced it has cut ties with the brewer over a supply issue in Ireland.

Teeling Whiskey readies Dublin distillery launch 8 Dec 2014

The Teeling Whiskey Co is expected to start operations at its new distillery in Dublin early next year.

Irish whiskey maker snaps up former Guinness site 2 Dec 2014

Diageo has sold its former Guinness brewery in Waterford to new Irish whiskey venture Renegade Spirits.

C&C Group H1 profits climb, but US struggles go on 29 Oct 2014

C&C Group has seen a healthy rise in half-year sales and profits helped by its domestic markets, but admitted its US performance was “disappointing”.

Irish industry welcomes duty freeze 17 Oct 2014

Drinks producers in Ireland have welcomed a freeze on alcohol duties, but warned that current levels remain “uncompetitive” and urged the government to reverse previous hikes.

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.