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Jim Edwards of Kinsale: from local bar to award-winning gastropub

“My dad was a manager of a pub in Cork city. He overheard a conversation about a pub for sale in Kinsale, cycled down the next day, then borrowed money off his dad and took a punt on it.” Forty-seven years later, it’s clear the punt has paid off. New proprietor Liam Edwards says that [...]Read More

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National and Regional Employment

DIGI published its National and Regional Employment in the Drinks and Hospitality Industry report, authored by DCU economist Anthony Foley. The report found that Ireland’s drinks industry is experiencing its renaissance. Modern consumers demand quality and variety. In response, drinks businesses have seized the opportunity to produce, market and sell innovative new products to customers [...]Read More

From Hong Kong to Donegal: the 6,000-mile homecoming of Sliabh Liag distillery

The founders of Sliabh Liag distillery, James and Moira Doherty “If we build something right, we could be building something that could be here for 200 years. That’s the kind of contribution we want to make,” says James Doherty, co-founder of the Sliabh Liag distillery in Co Donegal. Sliabh Liag, named after the eponymous mountain, [...]Read More

New beer and new apps: how Diageo stays ahead of the curve

Deborah Maher, Diageo Behind every old pub, upmarket bar and plush hotel is a network of suppliers. Diageo, one of Ireland’s largest drinks employers, helps to keep the country’s on-trade drinks businesses well stocked with beer and spirits, including favourites like Guinness, Johnnie Walker and Captain Morgan. Deborah Maher is Diageo’s Commercial Manager for Key [...]Read More

Redmonds of Ranelagh: 75 years of off-licence innovation

“We carry seven or eight different sakes.”   Times have changed for Redmonds of Ranelagh, the two-time winner of the National Off-Licence of the Year Award. Once, the family owners sold groceries and bottled their own Guinness in-store. Now, they sell hundreds of wines and beers, non-alcoholic gin, “seventeen or eighteen different bitters”, and, of [...]Read More

Murty Rabbitt’s: A local pub steeped in gold, rebellion and community spirit

With origins in one of the great American gold rushes and a long history of famous visitors and support for local groups and sports clubs, Murty Rabbitt’s, located on Galway’s Forster Street just off the city’s iconic Eyre Square, is no ordinary pub. “The pub was bought in 1872 with gold from the 1849 San [...]Read More

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

DIGI published its Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Drinks Industry report, authored by DCU economist Anthony Foley, to mark the launch of its annual Support Your Local campaign. The report found that brewers, distillers, cider producers, pubs, restaurants, hotels and off-licences are supporting and growing economic activity in Ireland—spread widely across the country. 14 percent [...]Read More

No Place Like Home

More than half (55%) of Irish people visit Irish pubs when travelling abroad, while nearly two thirds (63%) of us …

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Submitted by: Amárach Research

Ireland vs. EU: Excise Tax

Ireland has the second highest excise duty on alcohol in the European Union. We have the highest wine excise, the …

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Brexit risks a repeat ‘recession effect’

After nine months of speculation, parliamentary debates, appeals and court judgements, British Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered Article 50 …

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Submitted by: Padraig Cribben

Tourism Report 2016

THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE DRINKS INDUSTRY TO TOURISM By Anthony Foley Dublin City University Business School Commissioned by the Drinks …

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Submitted by: na

Situated in West Cavan and central to the UNESCO Geopark, the village of Bawnboy is home to The Keepers Arms …

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