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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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Patricia Callan of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) and Director of ABFI comments on Eurostat figures with regard to alcohol prices in the EU

Posted on 20 June 2018
“We note Eurostat figures published today which show that Ireland is the most expensive country in the EU for alcohol. Eurostat also states that the large price variation is due mainly to differences in taxation of alcohol products...
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Ireland’s drinks industry sees growing demand for wine and spirits while beer remains most popular drink - report

Posted on 18 May 2018
*Spirits made up nearly 20 percent of the alcohol product market in 2017, a 3.6 percent increase on previous year, according to new Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) report* *Wine made up 28 percent of the market,...
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Euro-sterling parity could cost Irish businesses tens of millions as shoppers cross the border for cheaper alcohol products

Posted on 09 October 2017
*Recent CSO report implicates cross-border shopping in decline in state revenue take: Drinks Industry Group of Ireland says action must be taken to safeguard drinks and hospitality industry* *Brexit-induced cross-border shopping surge and British tourism contraction alone could cost...
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