Monthly Archives: December 2014

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18 12, 2014

More positive news for Tourism in Ireland

In an article released by The Irish Times, Failte Ireland has said the number of visitors to Ireland during 2014 are now back at pre-recession level, contributing over €3.5bn to the economy. Tourism Ireland launched its marketing plans earlier this month to promote Ireland around the world in 2015, with the aim of attracting a record 7.74m visitors to Ireland next year. Irish Hotels Federation chief executive, Tim Fenn, is calling for funding to be returned to 2012 levels at a minimum in order to maximise tourism’s growth potential going forward. The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has called for the drinks and hospitality sectors to be adequately represented by tourism state agencies in Ireland and highlighted the importance of the sector to tourism. This was shown in Failte Ireland research which found that the Irish pub is the [...]

10 12, 2014

New whiskey stills have arrived in Dublin for Teeling’s new distillery

It's more than 125 years since new copper pot stills arrived in Dublin, but a family whiskey company is reviving the capital's distilling tradition. The Teeling Whiskey Company this week welcomed three hand-crafted copper pot stills for its new premises in Newmarket, The Liberties. It marks a milestone for the Teeling family, who are bringing whiskey production back to their ancestral roots in Dublin 8. The new distillery will be a modern revival of the Teeling distillery that thrived in the area in the 18th Century. The stills were crafted in Sienna in Italy by Frilli Impianti, which has been making distilling equipment since 1912. The traditional copper pot stills travelled 2,275km to their new home, and were assembled on-site. The 15,000 litre wash still, 10,000 litre intermediate still and 9,000 litre spirit still will be at the heart of [...]

10 12, 2014

New whiskey stills have arrived in Dublin for Teeling's new distillery

It's more than 125 years since new copper pot stills arrived in Dublin, but a family whiskey company is reviving the capital's distilling tradition. The Teeling Whiskey Company this week welcomed three hand-crafted copper pot stills for its new premises in Newmarket, The Liberties. It marks a milestone for the Teeling family, who are bringing whiskey production back to their ancestral roots in Dublin 8. The new distillery will be a modern revival of the Teeling distillery that thrived in the area in the 18th Century. The stills were crafted in Sienna in Italy by Frilli Impianti, which has been making distilling equipment since 1912. The traditional copper pot stills travelled 2,275km to their new home, and were assembled on-site. The 15,000 litre wash still, 10,000 litre intermediate still and 9,000 litre spirit still will be at the heart of [...]

2 12, 2014

IPAG Annual AGM and Meeting at the Irish Embassy, Berlin

The IPAG held its AGM at the Shamrock Irish Pub in Kassel on 17th November 2014. IPAG invited a variety of suppliers to the event who were the given a chance to showcase their products. Among the companies were upcoming Irish suppliers such as Walsh’s Whiskey Co. Carlow and Keogh’s Crisps. Other attendees included the Irish Tourist Board and Aer Lingus as well as Heineken Germany and Perplex Foods GmbH. Over 40 Publicans from all regions of Germany attended the event with many of the publicans owning more than 1 Irish Pub. The event is staged to give companies a chance to present their products and services directly to their target market. The Irish Pub serves as a mini travel agent and tourist office as well as a shop window for any Irish business looking to do business in Germany. [...]

2 12, 2014

Great news for Irish micro brewers in the craft beer market

Last month microbrewers were toasting Michael Noonan after the Finance Minister delivered a significant boost for the industry in the budget. The budget lifted the ceiling for excise relief on microbrewery production by 50pc, meaning the brewers will get a 50pc rebate of excise paid on three million litres of production rather than on two million litres. The idea, Mr Noonan said, was "to further assist the development of this sector and not to stand in the way of growth". "Microbreweries in Ireland have been a success story in recent years," Mr Noonan said. "They have expanded their market share, provided employment throughout the country, and are now making in-roads into markets abroad." A report commissioned by Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland and launched last week by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said the amount of beer produced by Irish microbreweries [...]