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Is Brown-Forman doing a Jack Daniel's in Ireland? 2 Oct 2015

At the official ground-breaking ceremony for Brown-Forman's Slane Castle Irish whiskey distillery this week, the talk among a few of the guests was about why the company - which outlined heritage as an important factor when it comes to targeting new consumers - hadn't chosen to buy a moth-balled distillery with a ready-made history.

C&C Group's FY Performance by Region 13 May 2015

Earlier today, C&C Group reported a rise in full-year sales. But the company slipped into the red as impairment charges damaged the bottom line. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by region:

just the Facts - Ireland's Whiskey Distilleries 13 May 2015

Here, courtesy of the Irish Whiskey Association, is a map of all the distilleries - existing, new and planned - in Ireland.

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.

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Pernod unveils Irish whiskey micro-distillery 21 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard unit Irish Distillers, which owns the Jameson brand, has opened a micro-distillery to experiment with new styles of Irish whiskey.

Teeling Whiskey Co's Teeling Single Malt 10 Sep 2015

Teeling Whiskey Co has released the third iteration in its premium range of namesake Irish whiskies.

Heineken silent on Comans Wholesale buy report 14 Aug 2015

Heineken has declined to comment on reports linking it to Irish drinks distributor Comans Wholesale.

C&C Group chairman backs CEO - report 6 Jul 2015

C&C Group's chairman has reportedly given his CEO a vote of confidence as the company contends with pressures in its core markets and shareholder concern over US cider assets.

C&C Group sees FY loss on EUR150m US charge 13 May 2015

C&C Group has posted a full-year loss after a one-off impairment charge on its US assets cut EUR150m from the bottom line.

NPD - Britvic's MiWadi 0% Sugar 24 Mar 2015

Britvic's Ireland unit has launched a no-sugar version of its MiWadi diluted squash brand.

Pernod Ricard's Midleton Dair Ghaelach 25 Feb 2015

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers has lined up the launch of an extension of its Midleton Irish whiskey brand.

Product Launch - Diageo's Hop House 13 Lager 10 Feb 2015

Diageo has unveiled the latest release from its Guinness Brewers Project - a "premium" lager.

NPD - Irish Distillers' Redbreast Mano a Lámh 5 Feb 2015

Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard's Irish whiskey unit, is releasing a new limiterd expression of its Redbreast label, the first to be matured solely in ex-oloroso sherry butts.

Republic of Ireland proposes minimum unit pricing 4 Feb 2015

The Irish Government is moving ahead with wide-ranging plans to tackle alcohol-related issues, including a form of minimum unit pricing to stop the sale of “very cheap alcohol”.