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# drinks-industry - Friday 27 December, 2019

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.

# drinks-industry - Thursday 31 August, 2017

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.

# drinks-industry - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'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-industry - Monday 25 July, 2016

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.

# drinks-industry - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Nothing is denting the world's appetite for Irish dairy

The sector was the biggest contributor to record food and drink exports in 2015.

# drinks-industry - Wednesday 28 October, 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.

# drinks-industry - Sunday 27 September, 2015

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.

# drinks-industry - Sunday 13 September, 2015

This Irish company may have finally found an answer to crap pub wine

WineLab want to bring wine-on-tap to the masses.

# drinks-industry - Sunday 6 September, 2015

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.

# drinks-industry - Monday 31 August, 2015

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.

# drinks-industry - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Irish whiskey will always have to be made in Ireland

In the last decade, Irish whiskey exports grew by almost 200%.

# drinks-industry - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Tullamore Dew and Bulmers are cutting jobs in Clonmel

The news was described as “genuinely shocking” for workers.

# drinks-industry - Monday 22 June, 2015

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.

# drinks-industry - Monday 8 June, 2015

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.

# drinks-industry - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

One of the world's worst-rated beers is crushing all the competition

‘Faded aromas of sulphur, faint skunk, mild cooked veggies.’

# drinks-industry - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

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.

# drinks-industry - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

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.

# drinks-industry - Sunday 3 May, 2015

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.

# drinks-industry - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

'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.

# drinks-industry - Friday 6 March, 2015

Anti-alcohol campaign group say criticism is "premature"

The group have issued a number of radio and billboard advertisements in recent weeks.

# drinks-industry - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

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.

# drinks-industry - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

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.

# drinks-industry - Friday 30 May, 2014

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.

# drinks-industry - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

'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.

# drinks-industry - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

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.

# drinks-industry - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

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.

# drinks-industry - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

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.

# drinks-industry - Saturday 23 June, 2012

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?

# drinks-industry - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

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.

# drinks-industry - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Sláinte! Irish distillery bought for €73million

The Cooley distillery, Ireland’s last remaining independent whiskey maker, has been bought by US giant Beam.