Our industry in Ireland

Economic contribution

Ireland's alcohol industry contributes over €2bn to the Irish economy, supporting over 92,000 jobs in brewing, distilling, agriculture and more...

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Support Your Local

The drinks industry's ‘Support Your Local…’ campaign is designed to highlight the significant financial and social contribution made by the Irish drinks industry...

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Taxation

Ireland’s alcohol excise rates are among the highest in Europe – highest in wine and sparkling wine, second highest in cider and third highest in spirits and beer…

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Tourism

Drinks industry visitor centres attract over 1.5 million tourists every year and offer a platform for tourists to learn about the internationally-recognisable brands made here...

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From field to glass

The industry supports 12,000 farming families, buying 200,000 tonnes of barley, 50,000 apples and 300 million litres of milk every year...

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Job creation

The drinks industry supports over 92,000 jobs throughout Ireland with a wages bill of over €2 million. These jobs are in manufacturing, logistics, tourism, hospitality and more...

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