News and Press

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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Ireland’s drinks industry recommends five-point Brexit plan to Government, including establishment of ‘regional Brexit hubs’

Posted on 25 September 2017
*6.2 percent decline in British tourism in 2017 and rise in cross-border shopping could cost economy €130 million before the end of the year;* *New Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) report says that continued sterling slump, combined with...
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Nearly half of Irish pubs and restaurants report a decline in tourists over the past 12 months, survey finds

Posted on 22 September 2017
*New survey, conducted among 660 pubs and restaurants in Ireland on behalf of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), found that 75% are worried about Brexit and fear it will impact consumer spending* *71% of business owners...
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Drop in UK tourism post-Brexit could see Irish economy lose out on almost €70 million this year

Posted on 07 September 2017
*New report authored by DCU economist Anthony Foley shows the pub and pub culture are vital to Ireland’s tourism product—but fewer visitors from the UK will hamper growth;* *80 percent of all visitors to Ireland said the Irish pub...
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