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 in Ireland.
This economic activity is of huge value. As well as generating Exchequer revenue worth €2.3 billion, the drinks industry keeps 90,000 Irish people in work. When the tourism sector is included (much of which is dependent on or associated with the drinks industry), total employment is 254,400, or 11.5% of all Irish jobs.
Read the full report here