Drinks Ireland itself comprises a number of sub-associations: Drinks Ireland|Beer, Drinks Ireland|Cider, Drinks Ireland|Irish Whiskey, Drinks Ireland|Spirits and Drinks Ireland|Wine.
Pat takes over from Oliver Loomes, Diageo Ireland’s Country Director.
Prior to Covid-19, the drinks industry was experiencing strong growth. Last year exported product worth €1.45 billion to over 140 markets. It contributed €2.6 billion in VAT and Excise to the exchequer and it will help support the sector in recovering from the impact of the pandemic in 2021 and beyond.