The drinks and hospitality industries make a significant financial and social contribution to Ireland’s economy. Here are some key numbers:
- Employ 92,000 people throughout the country
- Exports €1.2 billion worth of produce every year
- Supports 12,000 farm families in rural Ireland.
- €858.6 million spent on material for further processing.
- €629 million on services
- €2.034 billion in revenue receipts in 2012