Radius Technologies move to IP Telecom in a three year wholesale deal worth €1.5 million

IP Telecom, a Dublin based company which offers first class telephony solutions to companies in Ireland and across the world via its own VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) network, has signed a wholesale deal with Radius Technologies, an IT company with offices in Waterford, Dublin and Carlow.

The deal, worth €1.5 million over three years, sees IP Telecom provide Radius Technologies with wholesale voice traffic, SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX platforms.

IP Telecom, which was founded in 2010, is Ireland’s dedicated VoIP provider for SME and Enterprise customers, offering both Hosted PBX and SIP Trunk solutions. With over 20,000 network end points across thousands of businesses in Ireland, IP Telecom has invested significantly in developing its own cloud based telephone system to ensure it can provide excellent call quality, customer service and technical consultancy. Products and services are delivered through regional channel partners as well as direct from IP Telecom.

Radius Technologies, founded over 20 years ago, is one of Ireland’s leading unified communications companies with an established IT client base. IP Telecom will provide Radius with a full suite of services, including number portability and international reach.

This partnership with Radius Technologies is a further indication of the direction IP Telecom are taking, as the SME and Enterprise VoIP market continues to grow at a rapid pace with broadband reaching more and more businesses nationwide.

IP Telecom has accomplished considerable growth during 2016, with a substantial part of their expansion resulting from strategic partnerships and through wholesale deals with other companies.

Shena Brien, CEO of IP Telecom, says:

“We’re delighted that Radius Technologies have chosen IP Telecom to provide their VoIP infrastructure. More and more companies are moving to IP Telecom as they see the high quality service and good value for money we deliver our customers. We look forward to working with Radius Technologies in 2017 and strengthening the SME and Enterprise VOIP structures for customers, helping them to save money on their telephony costs.”

Jerry Buckley, Managing Director of Radius Technologies, says:

“Partnership between IP Telecom and Radius Technologies is a reflection of where both companies believe the Voice over Internet Protocol industry is going in this country. We made the decision to change provider as we need to move quickly to service our customers’ demands. The benefits and savings associated with VoIP are becoming well known in the business world resulting in large migration towards VoIP. The savings and technology benefits are massive and companies don’t just want it – they absolutely need to have it!”

 

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€540m spent on golf annually in Ireland according to report commissioned by CGI and The R&A

€540m spent on golf annually in Ireland

€379m in the Republic of Ireland and €161m in Northern Ireland

 

9,030 employed in the Golf sector

6,800 in the Republic of Ireland and 2,230 in Northern Ireland

 

€93m tax take in Republic of Ireland
Through Corporate and Value Added Taxes

384,000 adults play golf at least once a year – with 160,000 playing at least once every four weeks

281,000 in the Republic of Ireland and 103,000 in Northern Ireland


Consumer spending on golf in the Republic of Ireland alone is now worth €379m million annually, according to a new report commissioned by the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) and The R&A.

The report, ‘A Satellite Account for Golf in the Republic of Ireland’ * was conducted to evaluate golf’s economic value to the Republic of Ireland and found that the top three elements of this consumer spending are €94 million on club membership fees, €46 million on food and beverage in clubs and €39 million on golf equipment.

A similar report was published in 2016, which detailed the contribution golf made to the economy of the United Kingdom. Today’s report considers the impact of golf in the Republic of Ireland. These figures when taken in conjunction with the previous findings, provide an overall figure for the island of Ireland.

Carried out by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, the research also shows that 9,030 people are directly employed within the golf sector on the island of Ireland, with 6,800 of these in the Republic. Golf clubs are the most significant employers (34%), followed by the golf equipment and sportswear sectors (13%) and the tourism and accommodation industries (11%).

These employment levels equate to the golf industry being responsible for 0.3% of total employment in the Republic of Ireland – the equivalent of one in 300 jobs.

Meanwhile, the Gross Value Added **(GVA) of the golf industry in the Republic of Ireland was €202 million, which equates to 0.1% of the entire Irish economy. The major contributors to golf’s GVA are the activities of golf clubs, including food and beverage operations and recreational golf, at €89m (44%).

The GVA analysis also highlights golf’s important association with the golf equipment, clothing and footwear sectors (€21m), tourism and accommodation in golf resorts (€25m) and the construction and real estate industries (€15m).

There are 281,000 adult golfers in the Republic of Ireland (103,000 in Northern Ireland), of whom 160,000 play the sport at least once every four weeks. Figures show that the golf participation rates in the Republic of Ireland are higher than the UK as a whole, with 7.9% of the Irish population participating in golf on an annual basis compared with a 7.4% participation rate in the UK.

‘A Satellite Account for Golf in the Republic of Ireland’ also found that:

  • Based on a combination of the participation and club membership data, it can be concluded that 4.7% of the adult population in the Republic of Ireland are members of a golf club. This is nearly one in every 20 adults, and compares favourably with England where the corresponding figure is close to one in 100 adults
  • Consumer spend per adult golfer in the Republic of Ireland reaches an average of €1,350 per annum
  • Golf is responsible for 0.4% of the Republic of Ireland’s total consumer spending and 17% of consumer spending on sport
  • Golf contributes €93 million to the public sector in corporation tax and VAT. Given the size of the golf economy and the relatively low corporation tax rate, this is a significant contribution to public finances

Redmond O’Donoghue, Chairman of the Confederation of Golf in Ireland, said: “We commissioned this piece of research because, for too long, we lacked specificity with regard to the economic impact that our sport makes in the wider Irish community. This study proves that golf plays a far more important role in our economy than many would have expected. We plan to use this study to underpin our arguments for greater support for the game of golf from both the public and the private sectors. It is quite clear now that golf, as well as being a healthy and enjoyable activity, makes a significant contribution to the economy ”

Professor Simon Shibli, Head of SIRC and author of the report, says: “Golf in the Republic of Ireland is more than just a sport.  Our research demonstrates that it makes a measurable contribution to the nation’s economy and that golf clubs play an important role in the social fabric of their local communities.  The current macro-economic conditions in the Republic of Ireland present an ideal opportunity for the nation’s golf industry to grow in future years.”

Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development at The R&A said: “This is an important piece of research which highlights the substantial contribution that golf makes to the economy of the Republic of Ireland. Clearly golf’s popularity from a tourism and club perspective, as well as the quality and range of courses available, are key factors in this success but we should remember that golf is also an important provider of employment. The report will give us a useful benchmark from which to measure the sport’s growth in future.”

 

To read the report in full – http://www.epageflip.net/i/803568-a-satellite-account-for-golf-in-the-republic-of-ireland

The UK report is available here: http://www.randa.org/News/2016/03/UK-golfers-spend-4-billion-a-year-on-their-sport-and-the-golf-industry-pays-1-billion-in-tax

 

For more details on the Confederation of Golf in Ireland, check out www.cgigolf.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @CGI_Golf

Do you know a small healthcare charity making an IMPACT in their community? GSK Ireland launches its 2017 IMPACT Awards

  • Call for entries for the GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards, which provides €60,000 to up to ten winning healthcare charities

GSK has launched its third annual GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards, designed to recognise and reward community-based charities who contribute to the improvement of people’s health and wellbeing in Ireland. There are thousands of “unsung healthcare heroes” all over Ireland: charities at the heart of Irish communities who are making a huge difference on the ground who deserve to be recognised.

This will be the third year of the GSK Ireland IMPACT awards. The program is an expansion of the global healthcare company’s IMPACT awards programme which has been running in the UK and USA for 20 years. Up to five winning charities will receive €10,000 each in unrestricted funding through the awards, while five runner-up charities receive €2,000 each. In addition to the prize money, winning charities also receive a specially commissioned video and photography package to help them promote their work. The awards are designed to evaluate how the charities operate, as well as what they do, examining areas such as management, innovation and partnership as judging criteria.

Claire Taaffe, Communications Director for GSK, says: “Irish healthcare charities are on the ground tackling some of society’s most difficult health challenges. GSK wants to champion these charities, many of whom are at the heart of Irish community health and wellbeing, and support them in continuing their great work. Previous IMPACT winners show that it is possible to run a small charity well while making a huge impact in communities. Last year we found 10 truly inspirational charities and we are so proud to have helped them continue and expand their support. We are on the hunt for this year’s winners and hope that small healthcare charities around the country enter and apply”.

The GSK Ireland Impact Awards 2017 will be judged by a multidisciplinary panel of professionals which includes Maurice Pratt, Chair of Barretstown, former Tánaiste and Minister for Health Mary Harney, and Deirdre Garvey, CEO of the Wheel.

Commenting on the launch of the Awards, Deirdre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel, said: “The GSK IMPACT Awards provide much-needed support and recognition for community-based healthcare charities. These organisations are uniquely positioned to help communities experiencing disadvantage and poor health outcomes identify and manage the issues that affect health and well-being. By shining a light on best practice, the GSK IMPACT Awards drive development and innovation in community-based healthcare.”

Last year, the five winning charities of the GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards were Nurture, Sensational Kids, Anam Cara, Dyslexia Association of Ireland and the Traveller Counselling Service.

The five runners-up were Amen Support Services, Cork Mental Health Foundation, Smashing Times Theatre Company, HIV Ireland and Move4Parkinson’s.

Irene Lowry, CEO of Nurture, said: “Winning the GSK IMPACT Award for Nurture was of huge benefit, helping us to create a greater social impact of our work in Ireland.

Because the GSK funds are unrestricted it meant that we could employ a skilled professional one day per week to work on expansion of our support services. Since winning the GSK award we have successfully expanded our support services to Cork, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal. By doing so, we have provided critical supports to over 55 women that we would not have been in a position to do without winning this prestigious award.”

Organisations interested in applying must:

  • Be registered and located in the Republic of Ireland and be in existence for at least three years
  • Have a total annual income of between €20,000 and €1 million
  • Target community health needs in Ireland, with community defined as a geographical community or a community of interest
  • Able to point to a track record of achievement in community health issues

 

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday, 5th May 2017 and interested organisations can apply at: http://ie.gsk.com/ie/responsibility/health-for-all/gsk-ireland-impact-awards 

 For more information, please visit ie.gsk.com

 

Former Taoiseach John Bruton says IDA and Enterprise Ireland will be critical to the success of Ireland converting any opportunities presented by Brexit

  • Former Taoiseach and EU Ambassador to the US interviewed by former MEP Gay Mitchell on variety of European issues to mark upcoming 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome
  • Need for more office space in Dublin, the current housing shortage and lack of International Schools identified as barriers to availing of post-Brexit opportunities
  • Brexit is the result of forgotten lessons from the past and Britain turning its back on Europe is very risky ‘from the point of view of their own security’

The IDA and Enterprise Ireland will be critical to the success of Ireland converting any opportunities presented by Brexit, according to John Bruton, former Taoiseach and EU Ambassador to the US. He made his comments in a podcast interview with Gay Mitchell, the former MEP, TD and Minister for European Affairs, about the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and the implications of Brexit on Ireland and Europe.

The wide ranging interview also discussed:

  • The history of democracy in Europe
  • The impact of The Treaty of Rome on Europe
  • That the EU must impose penalties if standards are not respected and upheld by member countries
  • How Irish citizens have lost sight of their local community and are now more focused on self-interest

The interview is the first in a new podcast series called ‘Gay Mitchell Meets….’ in which Gay Mitchell, now European Political and Public Affairs Adviser with Unique Media, interviews prominent people in public life.

Speaking about Brexit, John Bruton said: “The truth is, as far as Brexit is concerned, we must prepare for the worst but make sure we make the best of any opportunity that comes. That includes attracting financial services here. It also includes upping our game diplomatically in Europe. We have a very good diplomatic service but it’s relatively small and we need the IDA and Enterprise Ireland to be even more active in continental Europe and in promoting Irish interests to ensure that in any arrangements that are made, that Ireland’s interests are looked after. The centre of gravity of Europe, as a result of Britain leaving, will move eastwards and we’re on the western edge and we just have to run that bit faster to keep up.”

Mr. Bruton also outlined the significant opportunities that Brexit poses for Ireland: “One of them is, of course, to attract more of the financial services activity that is currently in London into Ireland and I think Ireland will be attractive. It has been attractive for Barclays Bank, for example, because we are an English speaking country, operating a common law legal system which they are familiar with. We will be within the European Union, whereas Britain will be out of it. Our Government will have a say in EU councils and decisions being made about financial standards, whereas the UK will not. So aspects of banks are going to want to locate more of their activity in Ireland and that’s going to create more employment opportunities.”

However, Mr. Bruton identified some barriers that Ireland needs to address in order to avail of post Brexit opportunities, including the need for more office space in Dublin, the current housing shortage and how Ireland needs to upgrade its educational vision with the introduction of more International Schools.

Speaking about how Britain handled the Brexit campaign, he says Brexit was a result of forgotten lessons from the past and he is disappointed that politicians in Britain didn’t do more to remind the British people of their countries deep vested interest in the peace, order and democratic Governance of Europe.

“People in the United Kingdom should remember that they went to war in 1914 to defend the neutrality of Belgium and now they want to introduce rules to prevent Belgians coming to live and work in England. In 1939, entirely on their own except for the French and without the United States at their back, they went to war to protect the independence and territory integrity of Poland. And now, they are finding it unacceptable that, as part of building a structure of peace in Europe, Poles could come to work freely in Britain.”

“It seems to me that they have lost a sense of history. They’ve lost a sense of the European mission that Britain has fulfilled, not just in the 20th century but previously going back to the 18th and 19th century. Britain has always been involved in Europe and now they want to turn their back on it and I think that’s something that’s very risky from the point of view of their own security.

While Mr. Bruton doubts there will be a second referendum on Brexit, he believes it is in the best interest of the British public. A second referendum, he says, would allow Britons to make a better educated decision, devoid of inaccurate information.

“The current British government is saying that the referendum means that they must leave the customs union. That was not part of what was put to the people. They are saying that they must not join the European economic area if they leave the European Union. That was not one of the questions put to the people either. But the current government is interpreting what the people decided in ways that are far beyond what actually the people were asked to decide. or what was explained to them before the referendum and I think the merit in having a second referendum would be that, on the second occasion, people might repeat the same decision, but they would at least know fully what they were doing and they wouldn’t be relying on sort of half-truths or some outright lies that were told to them before the 23rd of June.”

“I think, unfortunately, this is part of the cycle of human error that we forget the lessons of the past. It takes maybe a generation and a half, or two generations, to forget these lessons completely. I think when it comes to booms and busts and the economy or big mistakes in politics, like the extreme nationalism that were seeing now, that wouldn’t of happened twenty years ago because too many people twenty years ago would have remembered that nationalism, in its extreme form, led to war.”

 

“But now a lot of those people who remember that are no longer with us and the rest of us have probably lived relatively peaceful lives and have seen wars as something on television that takes place on the other side of the world and are not something that could ever happen here. But of course they could happen here if we were to be foolish enough to set up structures of antagonism instead of the structures of peace that the European Union is.”

The ‘Gay Mitchell Meets….’ podcast is produced by Unique Media and is the first in a series of interviews between Gay Mitchell and prominent people in public life

The podcast is available in full at: https://soundcloud.com/user-236504970/gay-mitchell-meets-episode-1-john-bruton

Unique Media is a full service media consultancy firm which provides Public Relations, Public Affairs, Issues Management, Media Training, Presentation Training, Advertising, Creative, Production and Broadcast Consultancy services all under the one roof. The public affairs division focuses on advising local and international companies, public bodies, associations, NGO’s and representative organisations on how the institutions of the EU work, what the EU might look like after Brexit and, in particular, offers bespoke guidance on how to prepare for a post-Brexit EU.

 

For more details, check out www.uniquemedia.ie or follow us on

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THE SUNDAY TIMES IRISH RICH LIST – THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO WEALTH IN IRELAND

For the ninth year in a row, the Weston family retain their title as the richest family in Ireland, according to the 2017 Sunday Times Irish Rich List published in a dedicated 32-page supplement, free with The Sunday Times.

The Weston’s trans-Atlantic retail empire keeps them well ahead of all-comers. The business is now headed by Dublin-born Galen Jr and includes household names such as Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Heal’s, Primark, which trades as Penneys in the Republic, the giant American food and retail chain George Weston – founded by Galen Jr’s great-grandfather in 1882 – and the Loblaw supermarket chain in Canada.

The Sunday Times Irish Rich List surveys the wealth of the 300 richest individuals and families on the island of Ireland in a variety of areas including entertainment, sport, business, technology and construction.

The minimum wealth needed to qualify for this year’s 300 richest people in Ireland is €40m – and there are more billionaires than ever before.

This is the 21st edition of The Sunday Times Irish Rich List, detailed in a special 32 page supplement, with extended coverage on these affluent individuals and how they gained their riches available online from today at www.thesundaytimes.ie/irishrichlist

The Sunday Times Irish Rich List has been compiled by journalists Colm Murphy and Robert Watts using a wide range of accounts, annual reports, shareholder filings and other sources as well as usually private information shared by those who feature on the list. This definitive guide highlights our commitment to providing in–depth high quality journalism to readers of The Sunday Times.

Martin Naughton, founder of the Glen Dimplex Group and renowned philanthropist, is the richest person in Leinster. Naughton’s wealth has increased by over €100m since last year’s Rich List and he is now valued at €1.4billion.

Irish rock band U2 are the richest entertainers in Ireland. The band has a combined wealth of an estimated €645m and take the top spot on the Irish Entertainers’ Rich List four decades after they first formed the group. Also featuring on the list are Niall Horan, Graham Norton, Colin Farrell, Daniel O’Donnell, Michael Flatley, and Enya.

The wealthiest Irish actor is Liam Neeson, who at 64 remains one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars. He is worth €113m today, and is thought to have earned €65m between 2012 and 2015. His films have earned more than €2.7bn at the box office. He will appear in a 10-minute sequel to the romcom Love Actually as part of the Red Nose Day television fundraiser on March 24.

Other entertainers who feature include musician Enya, who has sold over 80 million albums worldwide, the fourth wealthiest in Ulster, and TV producer husband and wife, Moya Doherty and John McColgan who make the Ulster top five this year with a combined worth of €87m. Their fortune is based on the global success of Riverdance, which they produced and directed respectively, first aired as a seven-minute interval act in the Eurovision song contest 23 years ago.

Tech-wise, the Collison brothers, Patrick and John rank fourth overall on this year’s Irish Rich List with a €2.4billion fortune. John Collison, 26, became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire last year when the online payments company Stripe, which he founded with brother Patrick, 28, was valued at €8.5bn, almost double what it had been two years previously, in a fund-raising exercise.

The brothers, who now live in San Francisco, own about 28% of the company, which they set up in 2010 after being frustrated by how long it took to make payments online. Stripe processes payments for clients including Deliveroo and Kickstarter and it is used also by Facebook, Twitter and Apple for some operations. Patrick took his first computer course at Limerick university aged 8, and as teens at Casletroy College in Limerick the brothers sold their first company, Auctomatic, which helped eBay sellers track their inventories, for €4m.

Rory McIlroy, with a fortune of €96m, is the wealthiest current sportman in this year’s Rich List, ranked 142= overall, more than enough to ensure his wedding next month to Erica Stoll, an America former PGA employee, passes off in some style. McIlroy earned $17.5m on the greens last year, around $5m more than any other player. When off-course earnings of $32.5m are added in, McIlroy was for the first time comfortably the top-earner in world golf last year.

Robert Watts, Compiler of The Sunday Times Rich List, says: “With a record number of billionaires, titans of technology and construction, and stars from film, television and the sports and music industries, the new Irish Rich List presents a fascinating snapshot of Ireland on the global stage.

“This weekend’s Rich List provides insight and analysis of wealth across all sectors and provides a definitive picture of wealth across the island of Ireland. It’s a must read for anyone interested in where wealth in the country lies.”

For the complete Sunday Times Irish Rich List, detailing all 300 entries from all over Ireland, pick up a copy of the Sunday Times this weekend.

Boyne Brewhouse wins nine awards at Alltech Dublin Craft Beer Cup

Boyne Brewhouse scooped a staggering nine awards at last week’s Alltech Dublin Craft Beer Cup, including 3 Gold and 1 Best in Category – Speciality

Boyne Brewhouse craft beers are brewed with passion in the heart of the Boyne Valley at Drogheda’s Boyne Brewhouse and Boann Distillery

Boyne Brewhouse have scooped 9 awards at the Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017 including 3 Gold medals, 1 Best in Category-Speciality award, 2 Silver medals and 3 bronze medals.

The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair held host to craft breweries, cideries and distilleries from Ireland and around the world over the weekend. Over 370 craft beers battled it out over 8 categories for recognition as the best Craft Beer in Ireland. The beers are rated by an expert international panel of judges and critiqued based on appearance, aroma, flavour, body, style and quality.

Boyne Brewhouse led the way as the only Brewery to be awarded 3 gold medals and the Saison was just pipped at the post by a Hungarian Saison witbier as overall winner of the Dublin Craft Beer Cup.

Best in Category – Speciality

  • Boyne Brewhouse Saison

Gold Medals

  • Boyne Brewhouse Limited Edition Imperial Stout – Sherry Cask
  • Boyne Brewhouse Saison
  • Boyne Brewhouse IPA

Silver Medals

  • Boyne Brewhouse Limited Edition Vienna Lager
  • Boyne Brewhouse Imperial Stout – Bourbon Festival Special

Bronze Medals

  • Boyne Brewhouse Pale Ale
  • Boyne Brewhouse Oatmeal Stout
  • Boyne Brewhouse Imperial Stout – Unoaked Festival Special

Full list of medal winners available here – http://eu.alltechbrewsandfood.com/sites/eu.alltechbrewsandfood.com/files/uploads/files/Dub%20Cup%20Winner%20slides_2017_CORRECT.pdf

The core Boyne Brewhouse craft beer range is available in both 500ml bottle and on draught, with 330ml cans soon to follow. New additions to the range – IPA, Saison and Oatmeal Stout – launched at the fair and will be available in 500ml bottle and draught from the end of March.

The limited edition, award winning Vienna Lager is available in 24x330ml and will be followed by the Imperial stout 24x330ml at the end of March.

 

Boyne Brewhouse Tasting Notes:

Born in a Day Pale Ale – 4.8%

Pale Ales are known for their aroma hop as much as their bittering hop and this is a classic example. It’s a beer with a subtle malt base that allows the hops do all the talking. The predominant hop used is Australian Summer, which gives a distinctive pink grapefruit aroma that jumps out of the glass and also gives a long citrus finish.

  • Bronze Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017

Long Arm Dortmunder Export Lager – 4.8%

A German style of beer which is also known as the ‘Labourers Pilsner’. This is a perfectly balanced beer in which neither malt nor hops dominate. It’s a deep blonde colour, good hop bitterness and aroma, full mouth feel and crisp finish. The balanced nature of this beer means it’s quite sessionable to drink but technically difficult to brew to a consistently perfect balance.

Dortmunder style is well suited to our local water in Drogheda. The best European Pilsner malt provides a complex malt profile, while traditional Saaz hops give the distinctive hop character of the style.

  • Silver Medal , Alltech Craft Beer Cup 2016
  • Silver Medal , New York International Beer Competition 2016

Pagans Pillar Amber Ale – 4.8%

Our Amber ale is a malt driven beer, using a medley of malts to produce a rich copper coloured ale. Toffee aroma on the nose is followed by a balanced, light caramel mouthfeel. We have used a contemporary variety of German hops to introduce a rich bitter orange peel character to the back of the palate , that compliments the malt flavours perfectly.

  • Silver Medal, Wold Beer Championships 2016

IPA 6.8%

Slightly hazy deep golden colour with abundant fruity citrus aroma with a hint of pine. On the palate there is bitter citrus and resin. A Big bodied beer that can stand up to the hops with a long dry finish.

A new addition to the core 500ml range of Boyne Brewhouse beers in store now

Gold Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017

Limited Edition Vienna Lager – 5%

A limited edition double decoction Lager using traditional German brewing methods and German malts and hops. Double Decoction is an old fashioned, time consuming way of brewing which helps to develop a more complex malt profile.

A light amber colour with a light caramel malt on the nose. The malt profile is complex but not heavy with a clean lager finish. Hop character is traditional and understated.

  • Silver Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017

Limited bottling of 400 24x330ml cases available March 2017

Limited Edition Imperial Stout – 10.8%

Appearance is deep black with a tan coloured head. The aroma offers some roast coffee and       cocoa nib with both sherry and whiskey notes. A rich mellow taste on the palate with coffee and bitter chocolate from the dark roasted malt. The high alcohol content is balanced by the malt and intense sherry barrel flavours. The rich full body finishes with the slightest hint of dry Sherried fruit.

Aging for four months in Oloroso Sherry Cask which has held “The Whistler” range of whiskies for 2 years and bottle conditioning has extracted complex vanilla and spice notes to this special edition Imperial Stout. This complex beer evolves in the glass evoking different notes and aromas of spice, caramel, chocolate and coffee.

  • Gold Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017 – Sherry Cask
  • Silver Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017 – Bourbon Barrel Festival Special
  • Bronze Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017 – Un-Oaked Festival Special

Limited bottling of 150 24x220ml cases available March 2017

Saison – 5.5%

A classic traditional “Farmhouse Beer” with a very pale colour. A spicy aroma with pepper and citrus. A light and effervescent mouthfeel with a unique spicy yeast character that dominates on the palate with a dry citrus finish.

  • Gold Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017
  • Best in Category-Speciality, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017

A new addition to the core 12x500ml range of Boyne Brewhouse beers, available from April 2017.

Oatmeal Stout – 6.2%

Inky black colour with an intense roast aroma. A rich roasted coffee on the palate with a touch of raisin and dried fruits. The oatmeal addition gives a full and creamy mouthfeel with a long finish.

  • Bronze Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017

A new addition to the core 12 x 500ml range of Boyne Brewhouse beers. Available from April 2017.

The Boyne Brewhouse range is available on draught in selected pubs and stocked in bottle in O Briens Fine Wines, McHugh’s, Molloys, Mortons, Drinkstore of Stoneybatter, Baggot Street wines, Redmonds of Ranelagh, Wines on the Green, Next Door and Carry Out Off Licences nationwide, O Donovans Cork, Selected SuperValu and Centra Stores, Selected Spar, Mace and Eurospar stores.