Jobs, Exports, Tourism
The drinks and hospitality industry makes a significant financial and social contribution:
- employing 92,000 people in ever corner of the country
- buying €1.1bn worth of Irish inputs
- exporting €1.25 billion worth of produce every year
- supporting 12,000 farm families
The hospitality industry is the focal point of every town across the country and a vital part of the tourism infrastructure. The pub is the #1 reason why people come to Ireland, while listening to music in the Irish pub is the #1 reason tourists would return.
Our internationally renowned brands are world leaders in the global drinks market and contribute significantly to Ireland’s international profile.
In this section you can read the relevant research we have commissioned that outlines the drinks industry’s major contribution to the Irish economy, Irish exports, Ireland’s social and cultural life, and to Irish tourism.
To read more about DIGI's research and policy focus, please access the following documents:
The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland Factbook (December 2010)
The Economic Contribution of the Drinks Industry (November 2010)
Drinks Market Performance 2009 (March 2010)
Survey of Licensed Premises 2009 (November 2009)
The Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Irish Tourism (June 2009)
The Drinks Market Performance 2008 (March 2009)
The Drinks Industry Fact Book 2008
The Economic Contribution of the Drinks Industry (July 2008)
Drinks Industry Purchase of Inputs Report (January 2007)
The Drinks industry and Tourism in Ireland (October 2005)
Survey of Licensed Premises (July 2004)