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# Drinks industry

This year
There has been an average of 152 pub closures a year in Ireland since 2019
Analysis from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland shows a decline of 1,937 (22.5%) of pubs in Ireland since 2005.
All time
Regulations have been signed for a Deposit Return Scheme for plastic bottles and aluminium cans
The drinks industry is to fund and operate the scheme.
Health minister asks media outlets not to use Drinkaware information
Drinkaware is funded by the drinks industry and Harris asked media organisations to use HSE information.
The Irish pub is under threat from tourists flocking to 'more affordable' Britain
That’s according to a drinks lobby group that thinks a cut in excise duty could help solve the problem.
'From Puck Fair to the Cork Jazz, our festivals are dependent on the drinks industry'
The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will jeopardise the partnerships that make cultural events possible, writes Patricia Callan.
Drinks lobby says Brexit vote makes strong case for alcohol tax reduction
The lobby group called on the government to make every possible effort in October’s Budget to compensate for the negative effect of Brexit.
Nothing is denting the world's appetite for Irish dairy
The sector was the biggest contributor to record food and drink exports in 2015.
The 2 reasons Bulmers Cider has been really suffering so far this year
But the drink is still easily Ireland’s top-selling cider.
Meet the winemakers producing the nectar of the Gods in the land of Guinness
A few brave – or foolhardy – souls are defying the odds to make Irish wine.
This Irish company may have finally found an answer to crap pub wine
WineLab want to bring wine-on-tap to the masses.
How two men built a pub and brewing empire from the depths of the recession
We talked to one of the brains behind the Galway Bay Brewery about pub closures, craft beer and the Wetherspoon effect.
See ya Australia and au revoir France, Ireland has a new favourite winemaker
We have all the figures for what local drinkers were sipping last year.
Irish whiskey will always have to be made in Ireland
In the last decade, Irish whiskey exports grew by almost 200%.
Tullamore Dew and Bulmers are cutting jobs in Clonmel
The news was described as “genuinely shocking” for workers.
Bottles of wine look likely to be set at a minimum of €8, cans of beer at €2
It would be part of minimum-pricing laws to set a floor price on beer, wine and spirits.
Inside the first whiskey distillery to open in Dublin in over 125 years
The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is keeping alive a family tradition that started more than two centuries ago.
One of the world's worst-rated beers is crushing all the competition
‘Faded aromas of sulphur, faint skunk, mild cooked veggies.’
Last year the sun went away... so people stopped drinking cider
Irish ciders Bulmers and Magners had a tough 2014.
A century ago Irish whiskey dominated the world - so what happened?
Exports aren’t expected to hit the peaks of over 100 years ago again until 2020.
How Irish whiskey has been brought back from 'near extinction'
Thousands of rural jobs could be created if the local sector recreates the success of the Scotch industry.
Two years after being sold to Coke, has this company kept its innocence?
We talk to Innocent Drinks about competition, cults and getting into bed with a multinational.
'Public health' initiatives by the drinks industry do not work and should not be allowed
Commercial interests have no place in public health, writes addiction counsellor Rolande Anderson.
Anti-alcohol campaign group say criticism is "premature"
The group have issued a number of radio and billboard advertisements in recent weeks.
Bulmers owner wants to buy English pubs because they're not drinking enough Irish cider
About 1,200 pubs to be exact – that should do the trick.
The government needs to rethink its approach to whiskey (and not the stuff in the Dáil bar)
The Oireachtas Agriculture Committee has been told that the high level of excise duty on spirits is putting the livelihoods of 12,000 families and a €1bn injection into the Irish economy at risk.
Opinion: The first step to fixing Ireland's alcohol problem? Fight back against the drinks industry
88 people die every month in Ireland as a direct result of alcohol. Drink is wreaking havoc on our health and finances – and it’s time to push back.
'It's not my intention to treat the drinks industry like a pariah' says Alex White
Minister of State at the Department of Health said conflicting interests of the drinks industry and health professionals cannot be reconciled when it comes to formulating public health policy.
Committee: Sponsorship of sport by alcohol companies ‘should remain in place’
An Oireachtas Committee has published a series of recommendations today on the government proposals to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport.
Meet the new boss: Guinness maker Diageo appoints new CEO
Ivan Menezes replaces Paul Walsh who is stepping down after over a decade at the helm of the world’s biggest producer of alcoholic drinks.
Alcohol Forum chairman calls for levy on drinks industry
The National Alcohol Conference was told by Pat Harvey that Ireland’s drinking “is of epidemic proportions” and that parents should ask if their drinking impacts their family.
6 incredibly fiendish tricks to make you buy stuff
It turns out that Apple deliberately angle their laptops at the precise angle of 70 degrees to get you to touch their product. What else are companies doing to get us to spend money?
Report calls for ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport and festivals
New restrictions on advertising and price increases are also among measures proposed by a Government-sponsored panel.
Sláinte! Irish distillery bought for €73million
The Cooley distillery, Ireland’s last remaining independent whiskey maker, has been bought by US giant Beam.