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19 03, 2019

5 Star Shane Treacy appointed as Managing Director at Mercantile Entertainment Group

Shane Treacy Mercantile Group After joining the Mercantile Entertainment Group in in January 2018 as Group Manager, Treacy now takes the helm of one of the country’s largest hospitality groups. Following a very successful year, the highlight of which was reopening Dublin’s iconic Café en Seine venue, Treacy will now lead the Group into an exciting period. Speaking about the role, Treacy said: “This is incredibly exciting. It is a chance to head up and be part of a young and dynamic team that can really make its mark on the hospitality sector in Dublin. We have incredible venues, super management and staff and an excellent support network in the central team. I want us to do something special as a group.” “The Dublin customer is one of the most discerning in the world and we have a [...]

13 03, 2019

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Mór Gin trip to Dublin and other prizes

Irish craft gin brand Mór Irish Gin will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day day this year by giving your customers the chance to win ‘An Irish Gin Adventure’ - A trip for 2, for 2 nights to Dublin to make gin with Eoin Bara at his new gin school. Bars can receive a promotion kit within 24 hours of contacting Helen Dakin at Brand Central UK. Paddy's Day promotion is open until 31st March when main winner will be drawn. Founder and Lead Distiller, Eoin Bara, commented; “With Mór gin we are striving to deliver a bold and exciting drinking experience – a taste adventure. We also want to celebrate our Irish heritage. This campaign brings all these elements together. The winners get to explore not only one of the most lively and exciting cities in Europe but also get an in-depth Gin master class, including [...]

8 03, 2019

The Irish Village Dubai is Recruiting More Irish Staff

Ever wanted to live and work in the sand, sea and sun-kissed super-city of Dubai? Now is your chance this Sunday 11th March. The award-winning Irish Village Dubai is looking for service staff to join its amazing venue in tax-free Dubai where they have the largest number of Irish staff working in their bars anywhere in the world outside of Ireland. The team at Irish Village Dubai which is now working on opening its third venue and are looking to add even more to the authenticity of their bars by coming to Ireland to recruit more Irish staff on Sunday March 11th in Dublin City Centre. Historically, Irish pubs are renowned throughout the world for their vibrant and friendly atmosphere, full of character and characters and above all, a place where you immediately feel at home. The Irish Village in Dubai [...]

1 03, 2019

Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila Launches Best Margarita Competition

Jose Cuervo is challenging bartenders all over Ireland to create an innovative Cuervo Tradicional Silver margarita with a twist, and submit their entry on and win a trip to Tequila to experience the traditional process from the agave fields to the distillation and maturation process. They will step back in time and walk down into the private family cellar, the only place in the world where Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia is finished and will savour a dram straight from the barrel! The creators of the most impressive margaritas will be invited to the live final in Dublin on 14th May, where finalists will compete to win the title of Ireland’s Best Margarita in front of a panel of international judges. Jose Cuervo started promoting the margarita as early as 1945, aiming to build morale after World War II [...]

31 05, 2017

The best Irish Pubs are a premium hospitality experience

Here’s something that not many people know… The initial concept of Irish Pubs Global was formed from conversations at the Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle in 2010. Much of our young, talented workforce were forced to immigrate to locations all around the world to secure employment as the global recession bit hard here in Ireland. So much talent, culture and soul went with them and the country wanted to reach out to them, to keep them connected to their homeland and to encourage them to come home to visit or return to live once again. It was known that many of the Diaspora would spend time in their local Irish pub wherever they settled in the world but as independent businesses, the Irish pub sector was diverse, scattered and disconnected from one another and in many cases from Ireland. [...]

8 03, 2017

NEW – The Open Gate Brewery – Two free Exclusive Beer Innovation portfolio experiences.

The Open Gate Brewery is the home of brewing experimentation and innovation at St. James’s Gate where Guinness brewers are given license to explore new recipes, reinterpret old ones and experiment freely to bring exciting new beers to life. Guests arrive to enjoy their experimental brews, from their 1516 anniversary pilsner to their chocolate and vanilla stout, antwerpen export and their strawberry porter. IPG members will get much more than the usual great experience. You and a guest can experience true brewing innovation. Give your feedback after two personal, fully-tutored complete portfolio-tasting sessions with a Guinness Beer Specialist as an exclusive part of your IPG Premium Membership. Details in your member’s pack.

8 03, 2017

Best Western Hotels – Accommodation Partner of Irish Pubs Global

Best Western Hotels – 10% off the best rate for every stay in over 4,000 quality hotels. No matter where you travel for business or pleasure, you are sure to find a Best Western hotel. Whether your trip takes you to the natural wonders of Iceland, rich history found across Europe, or the wonder and beauty of Africa, pack your bags and book your trip today. IPG members and their families qualify for 10% off the best rate available for each and every stay in over 4,000 high quality Best Western hotels worldwide. See the info in your members pack.

8 03, 2017 – Outdoor Events Portable Venue Partner of Irish Pubs Global. - Outdoor Events Portable Venue Partner of Irish Pubs Global.. Bring your pub or business to a wider audience with Utilise carparks, public parks, plaza’s and any available outdoor space or bring your own branded pub to another outdoor event with the highest quality inflatable venue - the only unit that complies with Health & Safety/ Risk Management. Engage and market your business to a whole new audience by bringing your pub on the road no matter what the weather. Ideal for product launches, corporate events, photo calls and private functions. Also available are fun inflatable large games such as “footpool” inflatable darts, inflatable outdoor screens and many more products to make an event extra special. are an Irish company providing worldwide sales of customised units in all shapes and sizes, they can even make a replica [...]

18 10, 2016

Dobiquity: Hospitality Apps Partner to Irish Pubs Global

Dobiquity: Hospitality Apps Partner to Irish Pubs Global. The award-winning Dobiquity Apps are providing smart hospitality owners with brilliant and unique insight to their own business, their customers, their staff and helping reduce paperwork etc for staff training. Dobiquity Apps are a must-have for any Irish pub who quickly and easily wants to audit their customer service, collect customer feedback, survey their customers or streamline the management of on-the-job training. Irish Pubs Global Members receive 3 months full access absolutely free. Contact for your free 3 months trial. Your browser does not support iframes.

21 09, 2016

UCC Coffee – Free Training Programme.

NEW - The Total Coffee Solution Partner to the Irish Pub Sector. As the leading total coffee solution specialists, UCC work with IPG members to create tailored coffee experiences to fit your business, exceed commercial expectations and satisfy consumer tastes. They understand every small but important details for the publican. From branded or bespoke blends, to world-class coffee machines, round-the-clock 365 servicing, maintenance and unique training programmes. With detailed market insight, a category management approach to Irish Pubs Global Members, bespoke branding expertise and a passionate team to back it up, they can help you stay on-trend and ahead of the curve. Pubs are becoming one of the most popular places to grab a coffee. UCC deliver a full-service solution for IPG Members to maximise your revenue with your UCC-trained staff. [] IPG Members receive a Free coffee training [...]