Press releases - archive

Beer exports continue to remain strong- Irish Brewers Association

03/08/2017

BEER EXPORTS WORTH €280 MILLION IN 2016 IRELAND EXPORTS 40% OF ALL BEER PRODUCED IRISH BREWERS ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR EXCISE REDUCTION BEER EXCISE IS SECOND HIGHEST IN EU INTERNATIONAL BEER DAY – 4th AUGUST 3rd August 2017: To mark International Beer Day ...

Irish Brewers Association Welcomes Government agreement to support tourism in craft distillerie

27/07/2017

The Irish Brewing Association has welcomed Cabinet support for the introduction of a new law which will allow Craft Brewers and Distillers to sell their produce onsite to visitors. The Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill originally intro ...

Beer exports up in 2015 as production increases for the first time in five years

23/08/2016

IRISH BREWERS ASSOCIATION RELEASE ‘IRISH BEER 2015’ REPORT BEER EXPORTS WORTH €265 MILLION in 2015 IBA CALL FOR CUT IN EXCISE TAX ON BEER – THIRD HIGHEST IN EU EMPLOYMENTY IN THE SECTOR IS STEADY The Irish Brewers Association (IBA), the repre ...

New economic report on drinks industry highlights potential for future export growth

12/11/2015

Potential export growth valued at €2BN and further 13,000 domestic jobs over next 15 years Government’s Foodwise 2025 strategic plan for drinks industry requires private sector investment of at least €1.15 billion The imposition of high taxes, regulat ...

The grape depression: Tax take on a standard bottle of wine is now over 50%

31/08/2015

Irish wine market annual report calls for excise cut Total excise payable to revenue is now €14,640 higher per 1000 cases than 2012 Excise stunts cash flow and prevent SME's from investing in their business - SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL The Irish Wine Associatio ...

Jobs brewing as new report shows that employment in Irish beer industry is up 8%

06/08/2015

Irish Brewers Association release ‘Irish beer 2014’ report ahead of International beer day tomorrow beer exports worth €228 million IBA call for cut in excise tax – third highest in EU The Irish Brewers Association (IBA), the representative voice for ...

Drinks industry "firm ally" in reaching food wise 2025 objectives

03/07/2015

Irish whiskey market share set to rise by 300%, with double digit export growth Brewing sector continues to invest, with 3,000 farming families supported by sector The drinks industry has today pledged support for the Government’s new ten year strategy f ...

The Responsible Serving of Alcohol Programme launches new online training initiative

20/10/2014

Irish Pubs and Hotels have come together to give a new impetus to the responsible serving of alcohol. Vintners’ Federation of Ireland, Licensed Vintners Association and Irish Hotels Federation team-up to support new online training programme for their me ...

ABFI welcomes Government's decision not to increase excise on alcohol

14/10/2014

The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has today welcomed the Government’s decision not to increase excise on alcohol. ABFI represents Irish beer, cider, whiskey, wine and spirits suppliers and manufacturers and said that today’s decision not ...

Irish Beer renaissance is brewing as new report shows 7% rise in exports

21/09/2014

Beer remains Ireland’s most popular alcoholic drink with 47% market share Export growth offsets difficult conditions at home with 30% of the price of a pint now taxed Brewers urge Government to reverse excise of alcohol ...

Latest data shows that Irish drink exports are worth €1.4 billion

10/09/2014

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland has today released research which shows that Irish drinks exports are worth €1.4 billion, with the drinks manufacturing sector exporting 45% of its total turnover. The data comes from the 2012 Census of Industrial Pro ...

Irish Brewers Association welcomes Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival

04/09/2014

The Irish Brewers Association has today welcomed the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival taking place in the RDS from the 4th to 7th of September. The Association took the opportunity to herald the Irish craft beer renaissance, stating that the fantastic ...

Excise is a blunt instrument that DOES NOT impact on alcohol misuse

03/09/2014

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland has today responded to Alcohol Action Ireland’s pre-budget submission which has urged the government not to lower excise duty in the next budget. They have said that excise is a blunt instrument that does not impact o ...

Drinks industry launches major national campaign 'Support Your Local...'

28/04/2014

The drinks industry today launched a major national campaign entitled ‘Support Your Local…’ The campaign is designed to highlight the significant financial and social contribution made by the Irish drinks industry, including: Employing 92,000 people in ...

Over 40,000 jobs attributable to beer production and sale in Ireland

20/02/2014

The Irish Brewers Association (IBA) have today welcomed a new report which shows the significant contribution that the brewing sector makes to the Irish economy. The report ‘The Contribution made by Beer to the European Economy’, drawn up by Ernst & You ...

Over 400,000 beer kegs stolen or missing since 2007

17/01/2014

The estimated cost of replacing kegs is approximately €40 million Irish Brewers are urging licensed trade operators to remain vigilant and be aware of theft and suspicious activity Measures being produced by IBA and Garda Metal Forum to alleviate problem ...

Beer excise hike will hurt farmers, the hospitality sector and will cost jobs

15/10/2013

15 October 2013 – The Irish Brewers Association today said it was severely disappointed at the Government’s decision to increase excise duty on a pint of beer and cider by 10 cent. This 18% increase will not only leave people paying more in Irish pubs t ...

30% of the final price of a pint of beer or cider is comprised of tax

30/08/2013

IBA CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF EXCISE INCREASE ON BEER - Irish consumer pay more tax on their pint than almost all of their European neighbours 30th August 2013 – The Irish Brewer’s Association (IBA) has called on the Government to reverse last year’s excis ...

IBA welcomes International craft brewing and distilling convention

19/07/2013

IRISH BREWERS ASSOCIATION HERALDS IRISH BEER RENAISSANCE - The Irish Brewers Association today welcomed the commencement of the International Craft Brewing and Distilling Convention at Dublin’s Convention Centre (18 - 20 July) and highlighted the importa ...

BEER EXCISE INCREASE WILL DAMAGE DOMESTIC DEMAND AND AGRICULTURE SECTOR

28/01/2013

28th January 2013 – An analysis of the impact on the brewing sector of the Government’s recent decision to raise beer excise rates by 22% in Budget 2013 has shown that the increase will not only impact on consumers but will also have knock-on adverse ef ...