Archive News 2009

Drinks Industry warmly welcomes Government decision to reduce excise by 20%

Wednesday, 9th December 2009
The Chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), Kieran Tobin, has warmly welcomed today’s Government decision to reduce excise rates by 20% as outlined in the Minis...
 

Major new survey shows scale of half-decade of decline in Irish pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and hotels

Monday, 2nd November 2009
The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has today published its “Survey of Licensed Premises 2009”, the largest ever research exercise undertaken on the Irish on-licensed ...
 

Drinks Industry to publish largest ever survey of licensed premises

Friday, 30 October 2009
The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) will publish its “Survey of Licensed Premises 2009” Monday next, 2nd November, at 11am in Kehoe’s of South Anne Street, Dublin 2.<...
 

DIGI Chair says taxation on alcohol is not best means of addressing misuse

11 September 2009
The Chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland, Kieran Tobin, has said that raising taxation is not the necessary means by which Irish society and address alcohol misuse.
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Commission on taxation report a missed opportunity to address high alcohol taxes

7th September 2009
The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has noted the recommendation on alcohol duties contained in the Commission on Taxation report published today.

Commenting on the ...
 
Martin Cullen with Kieran Tobin, Anthony Foley, and Fionn Davenport

Minister Cullen acknowledges drinks industry support for festivals and sporting occasions

25th June 2009
Speaking at the launch of a new report on the Drinks Industry's contribution to Irish tourism, the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Martin Cullen TD, acknowledged the key ro...
 

New report highlights crucial contribution of the Drinks Industry to tourism in Ireland

24 June, 2009
The Chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland, Kieran Tobin, has said that the strong association between Ireland and its major drinks brands, and the facilities and servic...
 

DIGI to launch new report on drinks industry’s contribution to tourism in Ireland

Friday, 19 June 2009
The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) will launch a new report titled 'The Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Irish Tourism' Wednesday next, 24 June, at 6pm in the Old J...
 

Unprecedented decline in alcohol sales & consumption in first quarter of 2009

Wednesday, 27 May 2009
The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has said that new figures from the Revenue Commissioners for the first quarter of 2009 reveal an enormous and unprecedented decline of ...
 

Drinks Industry welcomes no increase in alcohol taxes

Tuesday 07 April 2009
The Chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), Kieran Tobin, has welcomed the Government decision not to increase alcohol taxes in today’s supplementary Budget.
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New report shows 2008 was worst year in quarter century for Irish Drinks Industry

Monday, 23 March 2009
The Chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI)*, Kieran Tobin, has stated that the weak local economy and the increase in cross-border sales have combined to make 2008...
 

DIGI to publish new report detailing current challenges and pressures for drinks industry

Sunday, 22 March, 2009
The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) will publish its “Review of Drinks Market Performance” report tomorrow, Monday 23 March, at 11am in the Westbury Hotel, Dublin.
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Thousands of jobs at risk as alcohol consumption falls to 1997 levels

02 March, 2009
The Chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), Mr Kieran Tobin, has said that new figures from the Revenue Commissioners show a significant decline of 6% in alcohol c...
 
Kieran Tobin

Kieran Tobin appointed new chair of Drinks Industry Group of Ireland

16 February 2009
Kieran Tobin has been appointed the new Chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI).

Mr Tobin is currently the Communications and Corporate Affairs Director for ...
 

Joe's €1 on a pint plan is a job-killing disaster

25 January 2009
The following is the text of a letter from DIGI Chair, Kieran Tobin, in the Mail on Sunday, in response to an article by columnist Joe Duffy:

Joe Duffy’s call for an inc...
 
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