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New product round-up

New look for London Pride, Canadian craft spirits sign UK deal

By Stuart Stone

In addition to news of a two-year British and Irish Lions partnership and brand revamp for London Pride, this new products round-up includes updates from a trio of Canadian craft spirits and English Whisky Co.

Tricky year: 'I've had to pay a lot of people out of my own pocket to make sure they have money for Christmas'

How has 2020 changed people and pubs?

'We've served 450,000 customers since July and are unaware of any Covid cases'

By Patrick Frawley, owner, East London Pub Company

Patrick Frawley, who owns and operates five pubs and bars in central London as well as five restaurants and bars in Ireland via the East London Pub Company, believes hospitality has been 'thrown to the wolves' in 2020.

Taste experience: 'the launch of Guinness 0.0 highlights our long-held commitment to innovation, experimentation, and bravery in brewing,' Gráinne Wafer, Guinness’ global brand director said

Guinness launches no-alcohol Guinness 0.0

By Stuart Stone

The brewers at Guinness’ St James’s Gate home in Dublin have today (22 October) unveiled new no-alcohol, low calorie, serve Guinness 0.0.

The luck of the Irish... and Scottish

The luck of the Irish... and Scottish

A Scottish pub will be hoping the luck of the Irish is with it when it attempts to break two UK records to mark this year’s St Patrick’s Day.

Magners: volumes up in the UK

Magners on the up in the UK

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

C&C Group has reported an increase in pre-tax profits on the back of a 3.6% volume growth of Magners in The UK. The Irish drinks company, has...

Molloy's: Irish bar concept

Stonegate rebrands O'Neill's as Molloy's

By John Harrington

Managed operator Stonegate Pub Company is to convert nine O'Neill's pubs into its first major bar brand, another Irish-themed concept called...

Gaelic football: £100 from August

Pubs can get Gaelic sports for £100

By John Harrington

Pubs will be charged £100 plus VAT for screening selected Irish sports from August until the end of the year. Broadcaster Premier Sports is...

Irish pub trade volumes fell 11.1% in 2009

15,000 jobs lost in Irish drinks industry

By Ewan Turney

Over 15,000 jobs in the Irish drinks industry have been lost over the past 18 months due to falling consumption and lower consumer confidence. A...

Gaelic football: back on TV

Gaelic sports back on Sky

By Gemma McKenna

Irish sports are set for a return to British pub screens following a six-week hiatus after the collapse of Setanta in the UK. Pubs across the...

Loss of gaelic games hit some pubs hard

Sky lets licensee end contract early

By Gemma McKenna

A licensee whose trade was hit hard by the loss of Irish sport on TV has been allowed to terminate his Sky contract following a dispute with the...

Sad Irish eyes

Sad Irish eyes

As a smoking ban moves closer in the rest of the British Isles, Dublin solicitor Joe Kelly documents the full impact of the ban introduced in Ireland...

Ban lights a fuse

Ban lights a fuse

In what is a clear warning for the UK, Ireland's new smoking ban comes into force in the New Year. Angry hosts plan a revolt as they fear an...