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Aoife Clarke appointed Chair of Irish Spirits Association

11/12/2017

Beam Suntory’s Aoife Clarke has been appointed chair of the Irish Spirits Association (ISA), the representative body responsible for promoting the interests of the Irish spirits industry. Clarke, who was previously vice-chair of the ISA, will be the firs ...

Ireland’s drinks industry welcomes Brexit deal

08/12/2017

Free moving cross-border supply chain between NI and ROI ‘essential’ for drinks industry – ABFI 08.12.17 - The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI), the representative body for drinks manufacturers and suppliers in Ireland, has welcomed the de ...

Most buoyant sales for years’ predicted for Irish cream liqueur this Christmas – ISA

04/12/2017

Most buoyant sales for years’ predicted for Irish cream liqueur this Christmas – ISA Pre-Christmas cheer for Irish cream liqueur as it recovers from ‘lost decade’ Love Irish Cream Liqueur campaign launched by Irish Spirits Association to protect and ...

Irish drinks industry welcomes new report from agriculture committee on support for tillage sector

23/11/2017

Irish drinks industry “committed” to sourcing inputs from Irish tillage farmers Purchases by drinks industry set to increase as Irish whiskey sector continues to grow New report recommends development of Irish Whiskey Trail 23rd November 2017 – Alcoho ...

Brexit poses significant threat to Ireland’s all-island drinks industry

22/11/2017

Solution to border issue “essential” for industry Free moving cross-border supply chain could become “bureaucratic nightmare” Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI), Patricia Callan said today that Brexit poses significant challenge ...

Drinks industry slams ‘misleading’ and ‘inaccurate’ Department of Health briefing ahead of alcohol bill debate

07/11/2017

Fact: alcohol consumption in Ireland is falling Fact: advertising restrictions are not proven to work Fact: €8.5 million for Irish cultural events is at risk Fact: structural separation will cost each store €20,000 The Department of Health has been c ...

ABFI criticises ‘ineffective’ and ‘unworkable’ advertising proposals in Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

05/11/2017

TIME TO BALANCE THE BILL Drinks industry supports jobs in every county in Ireland, with distilleries and breweries across the country Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has called for a balanced approach to the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, due ...

Most Irish consumers not in favour of alcohol bill – new research

19/10/2017

62% against alcohol advertising restrictions 72% say advertising measures won’t work 57% against banning complimentary drink in hairdressers Only 27% believe measures in bill will be effective ‘Draconian’ bill is ‘ineffective’ and will unfairly hit ...

Spirits high as Irish Spirits Industry shows vibrant growth

18/10/2017

The Irish spirits industry is undergoing vibrant growth, with exports increasing substantially in recent years, according to a new report released today by the Irish Spirits Association. The report is the first-ever industry and market report on Irish spi ...

Growth in the Irish drinks industry will deliver for Ireland’s farmers

05/10/2017

Growth should not be taken for granted – Public Health Alcohol Bill will limit growth and will means Irish farmers will be BANNED from alcohol ads In its submission to the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine on the diversification of the ...

Distilleries could attract 135,000 visitors to the North West

22/09/2017

The Irish Whiskey Association’s North West Regional Irish Whiskey Tourism Strategy was launched by the Minister for Rural & Community Development Michael Ring today at Connacht Irish Whiskey Distillery in Ballina, Co Mayo. The Irish Whiskey Tourism Strat ...

Irish Whiskey renaissance rolls on with 22% increase in exports to the US in first half of 2017

13/09/2017

Latest figures from the CSO which point to a 22% increase in the value of whiskey exports to the United States in the first six months of 2017 have been hailed as phenomenal by the Irish Whiskey Association. According to the CSO the value of Irish whiskey ...

2016 Irish Wine Report

05/09/2017

The Irish Wine Association has today launched the Irish Wine Market Report 2016, calling for an alcohol excise reduction in the upcoming Budget, stating that Ireland’s penal excise rate is bad for jobs, consumers and tourism. The Irish Government increas ...

Irish Whiskey Association welcomes the opening of the Slane Distillery to the public

01/09/2017

The Irish Whiskey Association wishes Slane Distillery the best of luck tomorrow when it opens its doors to visitors From the 2nd September onwards, visitors will be able to avail of guided tours of the state-of-the-art distillery, as well as whiskey tasti ...

Ireland's gin revolution continues with creation of new gin group

30/08/2017

#1 priority for Irish gin producers is creation of a legally-recognised standard for Irish Gin 30th August 2017: The Irish Spirits Association today hosted the inaugural meeting of Ireland’s Gin producers, to represent this remerging Irish food and drink ...

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 ...

Irish Whiskey Association welcomes the launch of the Pearse Lyons Distillery in historic Liberties location

25/07/2017

Irish Whiskey Association welcomes the launch of the Pearse Lyons Distillery in historic Liberties location 25th JULY 2017 – The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the announcement that the Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James’s is set to open its d ...

Irish Spirits Association calls for ongoing protecion of All-Island Geographic Indications

11/07/2017

Spirts sector supports over 15,000 jobs on the island of Ireland, directly and indirectly Irish Whiskey, Irish Cream Liquor and Irish Poteen/Irish Poitín are legally protected by EU Geographic Indications (GIs): they must be produced on the island of Ire ...

Alcohol Bill will leave a €20m blackhole in advertising revenues

06/07/2017

Alcohol Bill will leave a €20m blackhole in advertising revenues No causal link between advertising and increased consumption of alcohol Alcohol Consumption has fallen by 25% in Ireland since 2005 6th July 2017: The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland ...

ABFI welcomes Seanad Brexit Report

04/07/2017

ABFI welcomes Seanad Brexit Report, which reflects many of the concerns of the drinks industry Brexit and Alcohol Bill may be the perfect storm for the industry 4th July: The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) which represents brewers, distille ...

Almost 200 bottles of Irish Whiskey sold every minute as sales around the world skyrocket

29/06/2017

ALMOST 200 BOTTLES OF IRISH WHISKEY SOLD EVERY MINUTE AS SALES AROUND THE WORLD SKYROCKET 29th JUNE 2017 - Demand for Irish whiskey soared by 11.2% last year cementing its position as the world’s fastest growing spirit according to new figures published ...

Irish Whiskey distilleries to attract more than 190,000 tourists to counties Cork, Clare, Kerry and the surrounding region

12/06/2017

IRISH WHISKEY DISTILLERIES TO ATTRACT MORE THAN 190,000 TOURISTS TO COUNTIES CORK, CLARE, KERRY AND THE SURROUNDING REGION The Irish Whiskey Association’s South West Regional Irish Whiskey Tourism Strategy was launched by the Minister of State for Food, ...

Irish Whiskey distilleres to attract more than 200,000 visitors every year to counties Antrim, Derry & Down and the surrounding region

22/05/2017

IRISH WHISKEY DISTILLERIES TO ATTRACT MORE THAN 200,000 VISITORS EVERY YEAR TO COUNTIES ANTRIM, DERRY AND DOWN AND THE SURROUNDING REGION The Irish Whiskey Association on Monday afternoon [22nd MAY] launched the Regional Irish Whiskey Tourism Strategy in ...

Irish Whiskey distilleres to attract 158,000 visitors every year to Ireland's Midlands and East

15/05/2017

IRISH WHISKEY DISTILLERIES TO ATTRACT 158,000 VISITORS TO IRELAND’S MIDLANDS AND EAST THE Irish Whiskey Association’s Midlands/East Regional Irish Whiskey Tourism Strategy was launched by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan on Mo ...

Patricia Callan appointed Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland

08/05/2017

Patricia Callan appointed Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland Monday 8th May 2017: Patricia Callan has been appointed to the role of Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland, the trade association that represents brewers, distille ...

Drinks Industry tells Seanad Committee combination of Brexit and Alcohol Bill will create a perfect storm for the sector

04/05/2017

Drinks Industry tells Seanad Committee combination of Brexit and Alcohol Bill will create a perfect storm for the sector 4th May 2017: Addressing the Seanad Brexit Committee on behalf of the drinks sector, agri-food economist Ciaran Fitzgerald has warned ...

Irish Whiskey distilleres volunteer to mentor new entrants to help grow industry

26/04/2017

IRISH WHISKEY DISTILLERS VOLUNTEER TO MENTOR NEW ENTRANTS TO HELP GROW INDUSTRY 26th April 2017 – Irish whiskey distillers from all over the island will come together today (Wednesday) to help drive one of Ireland’s most famous exports to new heights. A ...

New study finds Public Health Alcohol Bill will not reduce harmful drinking

24/04/2017

New study finds Public Health Alcohol Bill will not reduce harmful drinking Measures in the Bill will: · Threaten jobs in an industry that employs 90,000 people · Increase Cross border shopping · Stifle innovation and product development by severely restr ...

New bill to help Irish whiskey tourism to reach target of 1.9 million visitors

23/03/2017

NEW BILL TO HELP IRISH WHISKEY TOURISM TO REACH TARGET OF 1.9 MILLION VISITORS The Irish Whiskey Association today welcomes the passage of the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 through the next stage in the Oireachtas. The legisla ...

Irish Spirits Association meets Scotch Whisky Association in Edinburgh on eve of 6 Nations

03/02/2017

To discuss challenges and opportunities facing sectors Scotch whisky exports worth £4bn Irish whiskey exports worth €505m Edinburgh, Friday 3 February 2017 – As the Irish and Scottish rugby teams prepare to kick off the six nations championship in Edi ...

Whiskey investment by Diageo heralds a return to sector's Golden Age

31/01/2017

WHISKEY INVESTMENT BY DIAGEO HERALDS A RETURN TO SECTOR’S GOLDEN AGE Tuesday 31st January 2017: The Irish Whiskey Association has said the announcement today (31 January 2016) by Diageo, the world’s largest spirits maker, that it is to re-enter the glo ...

New study finds Brexit and Alcohol Bill create huge challenges for drinks sector

23/01/2017

NEW STUDY FINDS BREXIT AND ALCOHOL BILL CREATE HUGE CHALLENGE FOR DRINKS SECTOR INDUSTRY CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THE SECTOR SECTOR EXPORTS VALUED AT €1.4BILLON Monday, 23rd January 2017: An economic study has found that the combination of a hard B ...

Drinks industry is the jewel in the export crown

11/01/2017

DRINKS INDUSTRY IS THE JEWEL IN THE EXPORT CROWN SECTOR EXPORTS WORTH €1.4BN EACH YEAR EXPORTS TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS UP BY 25% WHISKEY EXPORTS UP BY 8% Wednesday, 11th January 2016 – New data from Bord Bia released today shows that the Irish drinks i ...

Ireland aims to become the world leader in Whiskey Tourism by 2030

08/12/2016

Ireland aims to become the world leader in Whiskey Tourism by 2030 Creation of a new Irish Whiskey trail and tourism infrastructure around distilleries. Develop an embassy network of hotels, restaurants and pubs. Whiskey tourism has the potential to grow ...

Irish Whiskey Association launches landmark new Irish whiskey mentoring programme

20/10/2016

Irish Whiskey Association launches landmark new Irish whiskey mentoring programme Industry leaders including Irish Distillers and Bushmills to support and guide new entrants into the Irish whiskey category 20th October 2016: The Irish Whiskey Association ...

The Irish Ambassador to the United States and Irish Whiskey Association launch 'Protect Irish Whiskey' campaign

18/10/2016

THE IRISH AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES AND IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCIATION LAUNCH ‘PROTECT IRISH WHISKEY’ CAMPAIGN October 2016 – The Irish Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Anne Anderson, joined the Irish Whiskey Association at the Irish Em ...

Irish Wine Industry facing 'Perfect Storm': EU's highest excise rate and implications of Brexit - new report

05/09/2016

SPANISH WINE EXPORTER SPEAKS ON IMPACT OF IRELAND’S EXCISE RATE IRELAND HAS HIGHEST EXCISE ON WINE IN EU Irish importers and distributors now paying €38,240 on excise per 1000 cases imported Monday 5th September, The Irish Wine Association has today l ...

Irish Whiskey Association welcomes the opening of Boann Distillery

02/09/2016

IRISH WHISKEY RENNAISANCE TAKES A FIRM HOLD IN DROGHEDA IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCATION WELCOMES OPENING OF BOANN DISTILLERY DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH PROSPECTS IN IRISH WHISKEY SECTOR GLOBAL MARKET SHARE TO GROW BY 300% BY 2030 2nd September 2015 - The Irish Whiske ...

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 ...

Irish Whiskey Association toasts continues growth of US exports

29/06/2016

IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCIATION TOASTS CONTINUED GROWTH OF US EXPORTS NEW IWSR REPORT SHOWS IRISH WHISKEY EXPORTS UP 19% Wednesday the 29th June - The Irish Whiskey Association has today welcomed a new report published by International Wine and Spirits Resea ...

Irish Whiskey Association Welcomes Opening of Walsh Whiskey Distillery in Co Carlow

22/06/2016

THE IRISH WHISKEY REVIVAL CONTINUES WITH CARLOW’S FIRST DISTILLERY IN OVER 200 YEARS Irish Whiskey Association Welcomes Opening of Walsh Whiskey Distillery in Co Carlow Miriam Mooney, Head of the Irish Whiskey Association welcomed the news that whiskey d ...

Jobs, tourism and local confidence to be boosted by international investment in Irish Whiskey in Slane

03/06/2016

JOBS, TOURISM AND LOCAL CONFIDENCE TO BE BOOSTED BY INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT IN IRISH WHISKEY IN SLANE Irish Whiskey Association welcomes Brown Forman investment Ambition to grow whiskey tourism in Ireland from 600,000 visitors to 800,000 and to increase ...

Irish Whiskey Association welcomes the opening of Echlinville Distillery in Co. Down

07/04/2016

IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCIATION WELCOMES THE OPENING OF ECHLINVILLE DISTILLERY IN CO. DOWN TODAY “THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR AN ALL-ISLAND APPROACH TO IRISH WHISKEY TOURISM“- IWA Thursday 7 April 2016 The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the news from Co. ...

ABFI Statement on ECJ Ruling on MUP

23/12/2015

ABFI Statement on ECJ Ruling on MUP The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) welcomes today’s ruling by European Court of Justice, that the effect of the introduction of minimum unit pricing (MUP) would significantly restrict the market. This me ...

ABFI response to Alcohol Bill

09/12/2015

Government’s Alcohol Bill is a missed opportunity to tackle misuse ABFI: “Proposals will not address misuse and could put jobs at risk” Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) today responded to the publication of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bil ...

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 ...

Irish Whiskey Association welcomes official opening of Connacht Whiskey

09/10/2015

There are now 32 new or planned Irish whiskey distilleries across Ireland Irish Whiskey Association welcomes official opening of Connacht Whiskey Company 9th October 2015- The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the official opening of the Connacht Wh ...

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 ...

OPENING OF TEELING WHISKEY DISTILLERY HERALDED AS ANOTHER SIGN OF IRISH WHISKEY RENAISSANCE TAKING FIRM HOLD

02/07/2015

OPENING OF TEELING WHISKEY DISTILLERY HERALDED AS ANOTHER SIGN OF IRISH WHISKEY RENAISSANCE TAKING FIRM HOLD SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CAMPAIGN WELCOMES OPENING OF TEELINGS DISTILLERY IN D8 FIRST DISTILLERY TO BE BUILT IN DUBLIN IN 125 YEARS – JOINS 25 OTHER N ...

IRISH SPIRITS ASSOCIATION AND IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCATION WELCOME NEW REGULATIONS TO ENFORCE GI STATUS

29/05/2015

IRISH SPIRITS ASSOCIATION AND IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCIATION WELCOME NEW REGULATIONS TO ENFORCE GI STATUS · Irish Whiskey, Irish Poitín and Irish Cream were previously protected by “Geographical Indications” · New regulations has been put in place to streng ...

Irish Whiskey global market share to rise by 300% by 2030

12/05/2015

Minister Coveney unveils ambitious Vision for Irish Whiskey Exports to double by 2020, double again by 2030 Irish Whiskey Association launches strategy to underpin growth in sector in Dublin, Tuesday 12th May 2015 - Minister Coveney has today launched the ...

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 ...

Ireland has highest taxes on wine in EU

26/09/2014

New report shows wine sales were down 8.3% in 2013 “Excise is the number one threat to the wine industry” – Irish Wine Association The Irish Wine Association, which represents wine importers and distributors in Ireland, today released its Annual Wine ...

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 ...

New research published today finds visiting an Irish pub is our #1 tourist attraction

20/08/2014

A new report by Tony Foley, Economist, DCU Business School was launched today entitled ‘The Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Tourism’. The report was launched at a debate facilitated by Prof Kevin Rafter between leading tourism stakeholders on the ...

Over 1000 pubs been forced to close since 2007

15/07/2014

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), which represents 92,000 employees in pubs, restaurants, hotels, independent off-licences and drinks suppliers across the country presented to the Joint Oireactas Committee of Finance today. The Group called for ...

Drinks industry calls full time on crushing tax

26/06/2014

Ireland vs Germany: Alcohol tax take Ireland: A hefty €733.08 per person per year Germany : A more modest €307.32 per person per year RIP OFF REPUBLIC ALIVE AND WELL While Germany prepare to play the United States in this evenings World Cup match, the d ...

Drinks industry supports 12,000 farm families in Ireland

24/06/2014

JOC on Agriculture told of Whiskey’s Potential Farming, distilling and executive representatives from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland addressed the Oireachtas Joint Committee of Agriculture today. The group outlined the massive contribution that the ...

ABFI responds to HRB study on alcohol consumption in Ireland

23/06/2014

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION NOW 25% LOWER THAN 2001 DOWN 7.6% IN LAST 12 MONTHS ‘THERE’S A NEED FOR AN EVIDENCE BASED APPROACH TO BINGE DRINKING’-ABFI The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has welcomed the publication of the HRB’s study on alcoho ...

Ireland's alcohol prices are highest in Euro

19/06/2014

ALCOHOL PRICES 78% HIGHER THAN EU AVERAGE PRICE DIFFERENTIAL CAUSED BY TAX EUROSTAT REVERSE EXCISE INCREASE - DIGI The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has today called for the reversal of excise duty on alcohol, after new figures from Eurostat rev ...

Kerry launch of 'Support your local...' Campaign highlights importance of drinks industry to county

19/05/2014

NEW REPORT FINDS THAT 4,330 JOBS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DRINKS INDUSTRY IN KERRY DRINKS INDUSTRY A MAJOR PART OF KERRY TOURISM OFFERING WITH 502 PUBS AND HOTELS DRINKS INDUSTRY PURCHASES OVER €8.6 MILLION WORTH OF AGRICULTURAL INPUTS FROM ACROSS KERR ...

Statement from Drinks Industry representative (ABFI) re WHO Global status report on alcohol and health

15/05/2014

Kathryn D’Arcy from the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland said: “We note the research from WHO and welcome the opportunity to discuss the important societal issue of alcohol misuse. However, it is important to note that this particular research was ...

Meath launch of 'Support your local...' Campaign highlights importance of drinks industry to county

07/05/2014

NEW REPORT FINDS THAT 2,150 JOBS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DRINKS INDUSTRY IN MEATH DRINKS INDUSTRY A MAJOR PART OF MEATH TOURISM OFFERING WITH 229 PUBS AND HOTELS DRINKS INDUSTRY PURCHASES OVER €2.6 MILLION WORTH OF AGRICULTURAL INPUTS FROM ACROSS MEATH ...

Wexford launch of 'Support your local...' Campaign highlights importance of drinks industry to county

07/05/2014

NEW REPORT FINDS THAT 2864 JOBS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DRINKS INDUSTRY IN WEXFORD DRINKS INDUSTRY A MAJOR PART OF WEXFORD TOURISM OFFERING WITH 301 PUBS AND HOTELS DRINKS INDUSTRY PURCHASES OVER €9.9 MILLION WORTH OF AGRICULTURAL INPUTS FROM ACROSS WEXF ...

Mayo launch of 'Support your local...' Campaign highlights importance of drinks industry to county

06/05/2014

NEW REPORT FINDS THAT 3718 JOBS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DRINKS INDUSTRY IN MAYO DRINKS INDUSTRY A MAJOR PART OF MAYO TOURISM OFFERING WITH 431 PUBS AND HOTELS DRINKS INDUSTRY PURCHASES OVER €1.8 MILLION WORTH OF AGRICULTURAL INPUTS FROM ACROSS MAYO 6th ...

Limerick Launch of 'Support your local...' Campaign highlights importance of drinks industry to county

01/05/2014

NEW REPORT FINDS THAT 3558 JOBS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DRINKS INDUSTRY IN LIMERICK DRINKS INDUSTRY A MAJOR PART OF LIMERICK TOURISM OFFERING WITH 408 PUBS AND HOTELS DRINKS INDUSTRY PURCHASES OVER €8 MILLION WORTH OF AGRICULTURAL INPUTS FROM ACROSS LI ...

Galway launch of 'Support your local...' Campaign highlights importance of drinks industry to county

30/04/2014

NEW REPORT FINDS THAT 7106 JOBS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DRINKS INDUSTRY IN GALWAY DRINKS INDUSTRY A MAJOR PART OF GALWAY TOURISM OFFERING WITH 790 PUBS AND HOTELS DRINKS INDUSTRY PURCHASES OVER € 5 MILLION WORTH OF AGRICULTURAL INPUTS FROM ACROSS GALWAY ...

Cork Launch of 'Support your local...' Campaign highlights importance of drinks industry to county

29/04/2014

NEW REPORT FINDS THAT 10, 536 JOBS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DRINKS INDUSTRY IN CORK DRINKS INDUSTRY A MAJOR PART OF CORK TOURISM OFFERING WITH 1080 PUBS AND HOTELS DRINKS INDUSTRY PURCHASES OVER €87 MILLION WORTH OF AGRICULTURAL INPUTS FROM ACROSS CORK ...

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 ...

Irish Whiskey sector to invest €1bn in Ireland over next ten years

02/04/2014

Minister Simon Coveney launches Irish Whiskey Association Exports to double by 2020 and double again by 2030 15 new distilleries in development across Ireland The Irish Whiskey Association (IW) which was launched today by Minister for Agriculture, Food ...

Irish Whiskey sector to invest €1bn in Ireland over next ten years

02/04/2014

· Minister Simon Coveney launches Irish Whiskey Association · Exports to double by 2020 and double again by 2030 · 15 new distilleries in development across Ireland The Irish Whiskey Association (IW) which was launched today by M ...

Statement from Drinks Industry Leaders re Alcohol Awareness Week

02/04/2014

It is time for evidence-based engagement Revenue/CSO data shows Alcohol Consumption is Down by a further 7.6% in past year Down 25% since 2001 At pre-1990 levels Wednesday 2nd April: With brand new figures from Revenue / CSO showing that consumption is n ...

Statement from Drinks Industry Leaders re Alcohol Awareness Week

02/04/2014

It is time for evidence-based engagement Revenue/CSO data shows Alcohol Consumption is Down by a further 7.6% in past year Down 25% since 2001 At pre-1990 levels Wednesday 2nd April: With brand new figures from Revenue / CSO showing that consumption is n ...

CSO figures show alcohol consumption down 7.6% in past year

01/04/2014

ABFI – “Time for solutions based on evidence not spin” 1st April 2014 - As new CSO figures released yesterday show that alcohol consumption in Ireland has continued to decline, the head of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has called for al ...

CSO figures show alcohol consumption down 7.6% in past year

01/04/2014

ABFI – “Time for solutions based on evidence not spin” 1st April 2014 - As new CSO figures released yesterday show that alcohol consumption in Ireland has continued to decline, the head of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has called for al ...

Treating drinks industry like a pariah won't solve alcohol abuse problem

14/03/2014

THE debate around alcohol in our society is an emotive one, and in the lead up to St Patrick's Day it is likely to feature again. But all too often, a sense of perspective can be missing from the debate. Let us not forget that the vast majority of Irish p ...

Statement from Drinks Industry representative body (ABFI) re the launch of Cross Party Oireachtas Group on Alcohol Misuse in Leinster House today

05/03/2014

Statement from Kathryn D’Arcy, Director, Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland: 4th March 2014: “The only way we can address the issue of alcohol misuse is by having a whole of society approach. As alcohol manufactures and suppliers, we want to see our ...

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 ...

Irish Whiskey packs down with scotch whiskey at annual industry meeting

03/02/2014

Flourishing Irish Whiskey Industry will make fantastic gains on league table with estimated growth of 100% by 2020 2nd February 2014 – With Ireland and Scotland battling it out on the rugby pitch this weekend, industry representatives from the Irish whis ...

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 ...

Drinks sector exports worth €1.25bn in 2013

08/01/2014

Whiskey renaissance helped lead the way for Irish beverage exports in 2013 with double digit growth UK remains largest single market for beverage exports with strong emerging market demand  8th January 2014 - Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland, the as ...

The World's First Super Premium Collection of Irish Spirits

11/11/2013

PHOTOS: Please visit our web pages to sign up for the latest updates over the coming months, including product information and samples: http://theexilesgin.com, http://untamedvodka.com, http://irishhoneyliqueur.com 11th November 2013 The World's First Su ...

Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland responds to alcohol strategy

24/10/2013

Drinks sector calls on government to engage with industry on ways to address alcohol misuse in this country Drinks sector welcomes the introduction of statutory codes, but highlights concerns about the introduction of restrictions on marketing and adver ...

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 ...

Budget 2014: 60% of €8 bottle of wine to go to Exchequer

15/10/2013

The Irish Wine Association (IWA) today said the most recent excise increase in Budget 2014 means Irish consumers now pay significantly more for identical bottles of wine sold in other European countries. Last year's 41% excise increase already meant we ha ...

Budget 2014: Over €16 of €22 bottle of spirits will go to Exchequer

15/10/2013

Commenting on Budget 2014, the Irish Spirits Association (ISA) today said the 10c increase of excise on a standard measure of spirits will mean that €16.40 of a €22 standard bottle of spirits now goes to the Exchequer. The group said that today's 15% ex ...

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 ...

Irish Wine Association launches annual report and calls on government to reverse excise increase

19/08/2013

Large excise increase of 41% introduced at the end of 2012 is challenging Ireland’s competitiveness as a tourism destination Ireland has the highest levels of excise in the EU for wine with approximately 50% of the cost of an average bottle of wine goin ...

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 ...

Alochol volumes down by 4.4% in past year

17/05/2013

“The imminent Alcohol Bill in its current form will not address the important issue of alcohol misuse.” - ABFI New figures from the Revenue Commissioners show that alcohol volumes in Ireland have declined by 4.4% in the past 12 months, continuing a tren ...

ABFI supports call by RCPI to change culture of excessive alcohol consumption

23/04/2013

Responding to today's report by Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), Kathryn D’Arcy, Director, Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI), the association which represents alcohol manufactures and suppliers in Ireland, said: “We welcome the ...

Alcohol exports worth €1.1bn to Irish economy in 2012

21/02/2013

- ABFI welcomes 2.4% increase in drink exports last year - Drink exports grow by €26million in 2012 21st February 2013 - The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI), which represents drinks manufacturers and suppliers in Ireland, today welcomed ex ...

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 ...

41% WINE EXCISE INCREASE DISPROPORTIONATE, EXCESSIVE, AND CONTRARY TO SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS - Irish Wine Association

05/12/2012

5th December 2012 – The Irish Wine Association has described today’s decision by the Government in Budget 2013 to increase wine excise duty by 41% as disproportionate, excessive, and absolutely contrary to their stated aim to support small businesses. T ...

ABFI calls on Government to enter into consultation with process with drinks industry to address alcohol misuse

10/07/2012

In advance of the Government considering an action plan to implement proposals emanating from the National Substance Misuse Strategy Group, ABFI recently wrote to a number of Cabinet Ministers asking them to enter into a consultation process with the drin ...

Drinks Industry says National Alcohol Report is a missed opportunity to address misuse

07/02/2012

· Average drinker faces further levies and taxes, despite declining alcohol consumption · Lack of evidence to support key recommendations in the report · Sponsorship ban will present major challenge for sporting and cultural organisations 7th February 201 ...

New study shows 17% decline in alcohol consumption over last decade

02/02/2012

2nd February 2012 – A new study has showed a major decline in average Irish alcohol consumption over the last ten years. The study by economist Anthony Foley of Dublin City University Business School on behalf of the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Irelan ...