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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Diageo

This year
# Guinness
Diageo is raising the price of a pint of Guinness by 12 cent from February
The company said the increase is due to “significant inflation in input costs across our operations”.
Last year
# Liberties
Dublin City Council give green light for Diageo HQ scheme at Guinness Brewery lands
The building, which was once part of Guinness’s brewery operations, will extend to just under 13,000sq ft.
All time
Diageo partners with developer Ballymore to redevelop over 12 acres at St James's Gate site
Diageo plans to to transform 12.6 acres of its nearly 50-acre site to create a mixed-use development.
# reynolds ruin
Diageo to buy Ryan Reynolds-backed gin brand Aviation in €513 million deal
Reynolds will retain a stake in the gin brand as part of the acquisition.
# the black stuff
Guinness Storehouse confirms plans to lay-off some staff when it reopens this month
Diageo last week announced a €14 million fund to support pubs recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown.
# My Goodness
Guinness launches €14m fund to help Irish pubs recover from Covid-19 lockdown
The company will provide the funding over a two-year period.
# good news
Peter Schmeichel praises young Irish goalie's ingenious way to train while in self-isolation
We all need some good news right now.
# tourism and transport
The boss of Roe & Co hopes the new whiskey distillery will become an events magnet
Diageo’s mullimillion-euro attraction opens next week.
# Paternity Leave
Diageo to offer 26 weeks fully paid paternity leave to male employees in Ireland
Diageo is introducing the paid paternity scheme from 1 July.
# food and drink
The boss of Diageo's local whiskey says Ireland's luxury range is 'underdeveloped'
The drinks giant wants its new Roe & Co brand to take the lead in the super premium category.
# excise
Paschal Donohoe begins transfer of Diageo shares into wife’s name ahead of Budget
The shares are being transferred in a bid to avoid any potential conflict ahead of next month’s Budget.
# stocks and shares
Donohoe defends his share-holdings in drinks company Diageo
Three ministers were asked about their share-holdings during a press conference today.
# Whiskey a go go
Diageo gets the go-ahead to build €25 million whiskey distillery in Dublin city
The distillery will be used for its new premium blended Irish whiskey, Roe & Co.
# take a sup
Guinness-maker Diageo is building a Dublin distillery to create a 'luxury whiskey'
The drinks giant will release its own Irish blend this March.
# New Labelling
Smithwick's will be the first Irish beer to reveal its calories
The information labels are expected to feature across the entire Guinness range by early 2017.
Complaint against Guinness upheld over Facebook post that implied 'therapeutic qualities'
Guinness said that the advertisement was a reference to the time it takes for their drink to settle.
# pint of plaice
Guinness is going vegan by removing the fish guts (wait, the fish guts?)
Yes, a gelatine made from fish bladders is used in its filtration methods.
# beer glorious beer
The world has been losing its thirst for Irish beer
The Iatest market report from the Irish Brewers Association is in.
# the black stuff
Guinness could soon be owned by really, really rich Brazilian
If the rumours about Diageo are true that is.
'Public health' initiatives by the drinks industry do not work and should not be allowed
Commercial interests have no place in public health, writes addiction counsellor Rolande Anderson.
What’s the problem with an “Out-of-Control” drinking campaign?
There has been controversy surrounding an anti-binge drinking campaign which, while having an independent Board, is funded by drinks industry giant Diageo.
# Role Models
Diageo steps down from board of Stop Out of Control Drinking campaign
The initiative has been marred by the controversy over the drinking giant’s involvement.
# news wrap
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
# everything is spinning
Alcohol companies may have learned some lessons from the fight against Big Tobacco
A health committee was looking at the government’s proposed new alcohol laws today.
# Diageo
Is Guinness good for you? Look at the label
Diageo will start displaying nutritional information on alcohol.
# gone
Another blow for Diageo 'careful drinking' group - as second board member quits
Psychologist Krystian Fikert has quit the board of ‘Stop Out-Of-Control Drinking’. Dr Ciara Kelly stepped down earlier this month.
# lager lager lager
Guinness is launching a brand new lager
A pint of the yellow stuff, please.
# lager lager lager
Guinness is launching a brand new lager
It’s the latest in a line of new beers coming from St James’ Gate.
# stout of favour
Drinkers across the world are falling out of love with Guinness
But the iconic stout is making a comeback in its home country.
# beers at 10 paces
A row over cheap Heineken pints could derail JD Wetherspoon's march on Ireland
The Dutch brewer refused to supply the latest venue in Dún Laoghaire and things snowballed from there…
# Price of a Pint
There was a protest outside the Guinness factory today, here's why
Dozens of farmers held a demonstration.
# spirit swap
A famous Irish whiskey is going Mexican after swap deal with Jose Cuervo tequila
Diageo in return is to acquire Tequila Don Julio outright.
# spirited away
They're offloading more premium drinks, but Guinness brewer Diageo has still taken a hit
The world’s biggest spirits group suffered a bit in Europe… and a lot in China.
# something brewing
Can't organise a Taoiseach in a brewery? Ok, Guinness can
Enda Kenny opens the biggest stout brewery in the world, but resists the temptation to have a pint.
# is it craft beer?
Guinness is making two new beers - and here's what they'll look like
The company is trying to introduce more variety into its offering.
# Drink up
Guinness to launch a blonde lager for US palates
The company had previously brought out a black lager.
# to arthur no more
Arthur's Day axed: Guinness confirms celebration will not be returning
However, the company says the decision was NOT related to the backlash against the event.
# My Goodness No Guinness
Fancy a pint of plain? You won't get one in Wetherspoon's
Well, Guinness, anyway. You’ll get Beamish and Murphy’s.
# make mine a double
The government needs to rethink its approach to whiskey (and not the stuff in the Dáil bar)
The Oireachtas Agriculture Committee has been told that the high level of excise duty on spirits is putting the livelihoods of 12,000 families and a €1bn injection into the Irish economy at risk.
# pour me
Dublin barman with 45yrs experience hits back at "one pour" Guinness claims
Is the traditional Guinness pour nothing but a “marketing myth”?