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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 course, [...]Read More

Murty Rabbitt’s

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. [...]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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