92,000 JOBS
92,000 JOBS
Irish drinks industry contributes over €2bn to the Irish economy
EXPORTS
EXPORTS
€1 BILLION EXPORT CONTRIBUTION TO OVER 100 MARKETS
TOURISM
TOURISM
A unique hospitality experience, renowned internationally in the pubs of Ireland
Rural economy
Rural economy
uses 219,412 tonnes of Irish barley

Industry Research

Jobs, Exports, Tourism

The drinks and hospitality industry makes a significant financial and social contribution:

  • employing 92,000 people in ever corner of the country 
  • buying €1.1bn worth of Irish inputs 
  • exporting €1.25 billion worth of produce every year
  • supporting 12,000 farm families 

The hospitality industry is the focal point of every town across the country and a vital part of the tourism infrastructure. The pub is the #1 reason why people come to Ireland, while listening to music in the Irish pub is the #1 reason tourists would return. 

Our internationally renowned brands are world leaders in the global drinks market and contribute significantly to Ireland’s international profile.

In this section you can read the relevant research we have commissioned that outlines the drinks industry’s major contribution to the Irish economy, Irish exports, Ireland’s social and cultural life, and to Irish tourism.

To read more about DIGI's research and policy focus, please access the following documents:

The Support Your Local 2015 Policy Document (February 2015) 

The Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Tourism (August 2014)

Drink-related Employment in Dáil Constituencies 2013 (published May 2014) 

Alcohol Consumption per Adult in 2013 (published March 2014)

The Economic Contribution of the Drinks Industry (September 2013)

The Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Tourism, Festivals and Sport (July 2013)

Estimates of Alcohol Consumption (March 2013)

Purchase of Inputs by the Drinks Industry (January 2013) 

Beverage Exports 2000-2011 (April 2012)

The Drinks Market Performance in 2011 (April 2012)

The Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Tourism, Festivals, and Sport (August 2011)

International Comparisons of Alcohol Taxation within the EU 2011 (July 2011)

The Performance of the On-Licensed Sector in 2010

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland Factbook (December 2010)

The Economic Contribution of the Drinks Industry (November 2010)

Drinks Market Performance 2009 (March 2010)

Survey of Licensed Premises 2009 (November 2009)

The Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Irish Tourism (June 2009)

The Drinks Market Performance 2008 (March 2009)

The Drinks Industry Fact Book 2008

The Economic Contribution of the Drinks Industry (July 2008)

Drinks Industry Purchase of Inputs Report (January 2007)

The Drinks industry and Tourism in Ireland (October 2005)

Survey of Licensed Premises (July 2004)

 
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