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Ireland ranks second in EU ‘Big 4’ for highest alcohol excise tax – new report

Posted on 05 September 2018
*Ireland has highest wine excise in EU, second highest beer excise, and third highest spirits excise, ranking alongside Finland, Sweden and UK, according to report by DCU Economist Anthony Foley* *80 cents on every glass of wine, 55...
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Almost 1,500 less pubs in Ireland last year than 2005 – a 17.1% decrease

Posted on 22 August 2018
*Every county in Ireland has fewer pubs than in 2005* *Despite having the most pubs in the country, Cork saw a 25% decrease in pubs over the 12-year period from 2005 to 2017 – the largest drop...
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Ireland’s rural drinks and hospitality businesses highly vulnerable to a hard or ‘no deal’ Brexit – report

Posted on 13 August 2018
*New Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) report shows extent of rural Ireland’s reliance on drinks and hospitality businesses for employment* *Hospitality accounts for 9.5% of all employment in West of Ireland, 8% in the capital* *Drinks industry, in...
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Irish get burned this summer when choosing a glass of chilled rosé with excise tax 20 times higher here than in Greece

Posted on 13 July 2018
Ireland has the highest excise tax on wine in the EU, significantly ahead of Finland and the UK, the next most expensive countries As temperatures continue at record highs, cooling down with a glass of rosé might burn...
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Newly elected Chairperson of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland to prioritise employment protection and industry promotion

Posted on 04 July 2018
*Irish Distillers’ Rosemary Garth to head DIGI, assuming role from HEINEKEN Ireland’s Maggie Timoney as chair of the group* *DIGI, the representative group for Ireland’s drinks and hospitality industry, last week launched its Support Your Local campaign which seeks...
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Rural Ireland’s drinks businesses grow while more than 90 percent of breweries are located outside Dublin - report

Posted on 25 June 2018
New report by DCU economist, Tony Foley, shows how high levels of innovation and entrepreneurship in all sectors of the Irish drinks industry are supporting and creating jobs – generating balanced regional development Microbrewery turnover increased from €8...
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