News and Press

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION DOWN 7.6% IN LAST 12 MONTHS

AVERAGE CONSUMPTION NOW 25% LOWER THAN 2001 AND BACK TO PRE1990 LEVELS

31st March 2014 A new study has shown that average per adult alcohol consumption has declined substantially between 2012 and 2013. The study, conducted by ec...

 

BUDGET REACTION: EXCISE INCREASES WILL KILL FRAGILE JOBS

'Short sighted and very damaging'

15th October 2013 The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has expressed extreme disappointment at the decision of the Government to increase excise ...

 

DO NOT TAKE 62,000 JOBS FOR GRANTED, DRINKS INDUSTRY WARNS

Fragile jobs will be lost if government increases excise and VAT

Monday 7th October 2013: Thousands of jobs could be further undermined if additional excise increases are levelled at the drinks and hospitality secto...

 

NEW REPORT CONFIRMS MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS OF DRINKS SECTOR TO IRISH ECONOMY AS REPORT REVEALS A SECTOR UNDER CONTINUING PRESSURE, DIGI CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF EXCISE INCREASE ON ALCOHOL

The total volume of the alcohol market declined by 9.9% between 2007 and 2012

23rd September 2013- The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has today called on the Government to reverse last year's excise increase on alcohol and set u...

 

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION THE DRINKS INDUSTRY MAKES TO THE IRISH TOURISM SECTOR

Lonely Planet #1 Top Experience in Ireland is The Irish Pub

17th July 2013 A new report from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has highlighted the significant contribution that the drinks industry m...

 

Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) calls for a fresh approach in how this country deals with alcohol misuse

Industry welcomes report from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism & Sport on Alcohol Sponsorship
2nd July 2013: Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), the wider representative body for the drinks industry in Ireland, today welcomed the publication by the Joint Oireachtas C...
 

NEW DRINKS INDUSTRY REPORT SHOWS DECLINE CONTINUES IN THE PUB AND INDEPENDENT OFF-LICENCE SECTORS

Volume of pub sales has declined by over 32% in the past 5 years

17th April 2013 The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has published its annual Drinks Market Performance Report by Anthony Foley of DCU Busine...

 

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IN IRELAND CONTINUES TO DECLINE

Alcohol consumption in Ireland down by 19% since 2001

Friday 8th March 2013 - New figures from the Revenue Commissioners show that alcohol consumption in Ireland declined once again in 2012, thus continuing a trend of falling...

 

Report finds drinks industry purchasing is worth over €2.8 billion to irish economy each year

18th February 2013 - A new report from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has found that the Irish industry is responsible for total purchases of over €2.8 billion ea...
 

Excise increase will damage jobs and tourism and could provoke a return to cross-border shopping

5th December 2012

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has expressed extreme disappointment at the decision of the Government to increase alcohol excise by 10 cent on beer, cider and spir...

 

Drinks Industry tells Oireachtas Committee of €1 billion export contribution

25th September 2012

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation this afternoon, the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) told Committee members that Irish drinks...

 

As pub sales decline 34% on pre-recession levels, drinks industry calls for status quo on excise

3rd September 2012

Mid-year market figures from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) reveal that the on-trade is experiencing continued significant decline suffering an 8.2% volume decrease...

 

Drinks Industry a major national success story through €1 billion export contribution

1st May 2012

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has published a new report, Beverage Exports 2000-2011, by Anthony Foley of Dublin City University Business School, detailing the val...

 

Drinks Industry to launch major new report on export contribution

29th April 2012

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) will publish a major new report on the extent of the Drinks Industry's contribution to Ireland's export performance over the last dec...

 

New drinks industry report shows static domestic drinks market in 2011

26th April 2012

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has published a new report, Drinks Market Performance 2011 by Anthony Foley of DCU Business School, showing that the overall drinks ...

 

Drinks Industry calls for support for Gardai over St Patrick's Day

15th March 2012

The Chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI)*, Kieran Tobin, has called on publicans and retailers to build on the success of recent years and to work with the G...

 
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