Press releases

Drinks Ireland welcomes new €850,000 Government funding for research in brewing and distilling

13/12/2019

Drinks Ireland, the representative voice for drinks manufacturers and suppliers in Ireland, has welcomed news that €856,746 has been awarded to a new research project in brewing and distilling by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine. The pro ...

New report shows that Ireland is 7th biggest exporter of beer in Europe

09/12/2019

Ireland was the 7th biggest exporter of beer in Europe last year, with exports valued at €268 million. This is according to ‘European Beer Trends’, an international report which compares the performance of the beer industry across Europe, released by t ...

Safety in Irish bars being tackled ahead of busy Christmas period

02/12/2019

Almost 2,500 bars in Ireland have signed up to safety programme 2nd December 2019: New figures show that almost 2,500 bars in Ireland have signed up to a safety programme aimed at reducing injuries and ill health associated with working in bar cellars. Th ...

New EU wide commitment will see additional ingredient and calorie information on beer labels

04/09/2019

• New commitment with European Commission secures agreement by European beer producers to empower consumers • Labels will be rolled out across the EU market by 2022 Drinks Ireland*, the representative body for drinks manufacturers and suppliers in Irel ...

New report shows that beer is Ireland’s favourite drink with 45% market share

08/08/2019

• Majority of beer consumption takes place in the pub (63.5%) • Over 1,000 people employed by beer sector directly • Sector paid €430 million in excise duty to the Government in 2018 • Lager is Ireland’s favourite beer variant with market share up ...

Almost 2.8 million visitors to brewery and distillery tourist attractions in 2018 – new figures

30/06/2019

Increase of over 7% on 2017 visitor numbers and 14% since 2016 24 visitor centres located right across Ireland supporting regional spread of tourism Sunday, 30th June: The number of people that visited brewery and distillery visitor centres increased by 7 ...

Irish beer producers commit to providing ingredient and energy values on the labels

13/06/2019

New EU commitment will see information being rolled out by 2022 Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI), the representative body for drinks manufacturers and suppliers in Ireland, has committed to sign a European-wide Memorandum of Understanding (Mo ...

Peter Mosley, Managing Director of the Porterhouse Brewing Company, elected chairperson of the IBA

07/05/2019

The Irish Brewers Association (IBA) has elected Peter Mosley, Managing Director of the Porterhouse Brewing Company, as its new chairperson. The IBA is the representative voice for the brewing industry in Ireland. Beer remains the nation's most popular dri ...