Ireland: Latest beverage news & analysis
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.
At Pernod Ricard's Capital Markets Day, held at the Jameson distillery in Midleton, Ireland, today (4 June), it was all about Jameson.
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.
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.
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.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has handed exclusive distribution rights for its Corona Extra and Corona Light brands in the Republic of Ireland to C&C Group's Gleeson unit.
Growth in Irish whiskey exports to the US slowed last year, new figures from the Irish government have revealed.
C&C Group has warned its full-year operating profits will be lower than forecast after a fall in third-quarter volumes across its domestic and US units.
Diageo has a new head of its European beer operations as the previous incumbent retired after around 30 years working with the Guinness brand.
JD Wetherspoon has partially settled its dispute with Heineken following a falling-out over a supply issue in Ireland.
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.
The Teeling Whiskey Co is expected to start operations at its new distillery in Dublin early next year.
Diageo has sold its former Guinness brewery in Waterford to new Irish whiskey venture Renegade Spirits.
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”.
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.
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