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#Guinness

19 photos that show how Irish people celebrated Arthur's Day To Llamas This post contains images

19 photos that show how Irish people celebrated Arthur's Day

Cats! Dogs! Knickers! How we marked the makey-uppy holiday.

From TheJournal.ie Temporary cut-price pints are illegal, Department affirms Alcohol

Temporary cut-price pints are illegal, Department affirms

The Department of Justice says any Arthur’s Day ‘Happy Hour’ promotions are illegal – but it’s up to Gardaí to enforce the ban.

6 alternative Arthur's Day ideas: starring Dudley Moore and the Golden Girls To Other Arthurs This post contains videos

6 alternative Arthur's Day ideas: starring Dudley Moore and the Golden Girls

No interest in Martha, or llamas? Never fear…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you be celebrating Arthur's Day? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be celebrating Arthur's Day?

The global event aims to toast Arthur Guinness at 17.59 this evening. Will you be celebrating it or not today?

Lead singer of The Stunning slams Arthur's Day 'smugness' Arthur's Day

Lead singer of The Stunning slams Arthur's Day 'smugness'

Steve Wall is lashing out at the failure to promote Irish artists.

So, er, Guinness is a gourmet thing in Spain

Will we pick up a few cans for the soirée?

9 puzzled responses to the Irish custom of pub rounds Baffled This post contains images

9 puzzled responses to the Irish custom of pub rounds

The internet isn’t happy with our way of buying drinks…

From TheJournal.ie Michael D, rugby and video games: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Michael D, rugby and video games: The week in numbers

How many people love (or loathe) the Lovely Girls? How popular is Guinness? And how long does it take a video to become viral?

From TheJournal.ie Guinness sales up as Diageo records 32 per cent rise in profits Guinness

Guinness sales up as Diageo records 32 per cent rise in profits

Emerging markets boost sales at drinks group as Irish market declines.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin among 'best cities' for drinking beer Beer

Dublin among 'best cities' for drinking beer

Dublin has been named the number on of the best cities for drinking beer by Frommer’s travel guides.

Aussie newspaper apologises for 'drunken Irish' article on Olympics

Sports writer Peter Hanlon has said he is “deeply sorry”.

It's International Beer Day... A COLD ONE This post contains videos

It's International Beer Day...

It’s a bank holiday weekend and International Beer Day? It would be rude not to…

Celebrate the Olympics! Enjoy a traditional British drink of... Guinness

A US journalists’ club seems to have got a little confused…

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: This is what the largest atlas in the world looks like Record Breaker This post contains images

PHOTOS: This is what the largest atlas in the world looks like

The atlas weighs in at more than 23 stone and each page is almost 2 metres high.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your essential round-up of today’s biggest news, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

How to... sip a pint of Guinness if you're the King of Lesotho

A pint fit for a King…

Guinness turns submarine into deep-sea bar

The walls are covered in rubber discs and LED lights as the bar is (literally) lowered.

VIDEO: A 1970s guide to selling Guinness to the British Guinness Friday This post contains videos

VIDEO: A 1970s guide to selling Guinness to the British

Vintage TV ads show the stout wasn’t just aimed at an ex-pat audience in the UK…

From TheJournal.ie 250 years of genius: The evolution of Guinness advertising Guinness This post contains images

250 years of genius: The evolution of Guinness advertising

For 250 years, Guinness has been been at the forefront of successful Irish branding. We take a look at how the company used advertising in print and on television to spread the word of the black stuff.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s fix: A bad day for jobs, a good day for the government – and for some primary teachers, and which important group want help from JobBridge interns?

From TheJournal.ie 100 jobs to go as Diageo centralises brewing in Dublin Jobswatch

100 jobs to go as Diageo centralises brewing in Dublin

The old Smithwick’s brewery in Kilkenny, and the Harp Lager plant in Dundalk, are both to close with the loss of 100 jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Diageo to apply for makeover of Guinness brewery Guinness

Diageo to apply for makeover of Guinness brewery

Dublin Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the plans which are being submitted to Dublin City Council for consideration this week.

Here's how people across Ireland enjoyed Arthur's Day To Martha This post contains images

Here's how people across Ireland enjoyed Arthur's Day

How was it for you?

Reggae and Usain Bolt: How Arthur's Day translates abroad

To Martha? To llamas? You might have your own opinion of the Guinness fest here – but is it really going round the world?…

From TheJournal.ie Hard times: Sales in Dáil bars fell during 2009 High Life

Hard times: Sales in Dáil bars fell during 2009

Just as the economy began to bite, sales in the Dáil bar fell by just under 10 per cent. Not much Bass sold either…

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From The42 Chart of the Week: does the price of a pint indicate a win for Ireland in Macedonia? Science Fiction

Chart of the Week: does the price of a pint indicate a win for Ireland in Macedonia?

Trap’s side are in Skopje for a crunch Euro 2012 showdown. Does the inflationary cost of a pint correlate with rising Irish fortunes in Macedonia?

From TheJournal.ie Obama leaves country whose 'best days are still ahead' as he begins UK visit IS FÉIDIR LINN

Obama leaves country whose 'best days are still ahead' as he begins UK visit

Barack Obama and his wife arrived in London last night, leaving behind a country that fell in love with them in a matter of hours. He begins a three-day state visit to the UK today where he will meet Queen Elizabeth, fresh from her own Irish trip.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Monday Take 5

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Duking it out, part deux: Who wants to stop for a Guinness?

One really has a goo on one, doesn’t one, Prince Philip?

From The42 Ten things you (probably) didn't know about Cheltenham Did You Know? This post contains images

Ten things you (probably) didn't know about Cheltenham

Afraid of uncomfortable silences between races? Amaze (or bore) your friends and co-workers with some festival-themed trivia.

From The42 How to host the perfect Cheltenham Festival house party CheltFest This post contains images

How to host the perfect Cheltenham Festival house party

If you couldn’t stretch to for a trip to the Cotswolds this year, never fear. Here’s our guide to making you and your friends feel at home this week.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists prove that Guinness tasted in Ireland really is the best Guinness

Scientists prove that Guinness tasted in Ireland really is the best

Scientists tasted Guinness all over the world but found the Irish pint to be the best.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Ash Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Ash Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Members of the 31st Dáil get ready for their first day at school; the $250 million ‘sex slave’ lawsuit against American Apparel founder, and the answer to the question that has confounded science for centuries – does Guinness travel well?

Guinness and a feed at Charlie's Chinese: Usher's night out in Dublin Usher This post contains videos

Guinness and a feed at Charlie's Chinese: Usher's night out in Dublin

Youtube video shows the R’n'B star cruising across the capital.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Tuesday Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Guinness heir sued over bad bath habits

Daphne Guinness’s New York neighbour says she keeps letting the bath overflow – causing damage to his apartment.

THERE’S PROBABLY a very good reason why Iron Maiden are considered one of metal’s wilder acts: and here it is.

The London rockers finished the European leg of their Final Frontier World Tour in Norway last week, and deciding to let their hair down after two and half months on the road, took a lift to Finnegans Irish Pub to kick off some steam.

And, indeed, steam was kicked off. Norway is known as being one of the few places where alcohol is more expensive than in Ireland: a pint of Guinness will set you back 66 Norweigan krone, or about €8.30. A pint of Kilkenny ale is the same price. A shot of Jägermeister is €7.70.

But, musicians being musicians, money was clearly no object for the six piece, and their (hopefully) considerable entourage. Here, via The Daily Wh.At, ‘s their receipt for their night on the town, running to a cool 20,109 krone – €2,537.

(For reference, €1 is about 7.93 krone.)

We can only assume that the staff at Finnegan’s got a pretty hefty tip after a night serving that rowdy bunch.

The best part? Their tour wasn’t even really over: the band played the Sziget Festival in Budapest three days later.

RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER Vladimir Putin has taken to the skies to personally help Russia tackle the 600 wildfires still burning across the country after an unprecedented heat wave.

Putin had taken flight as part of an inspection of the efforts to address the fires, but jumped into the co-pilot’s seat shortly after takeoff and personally pressed a button that saw 24 tonnes of water dumped on top of two fires, 120 miles from Moscow.

Glancing at the pilot after pushing the button – as part of a carefully-managed photo op – Putin, who is not known to have any formal aviation training, asked,

Was that OK?

His pilot definitively answered:

A direct hit!


The stunt may have been designed to address the prime minister’s falling popularity in opinion polls, as support for both Putin and president Dmitry Medvedev heads towards 40%.

His appearance is not the first time that the two-term former president has tried to present himself as a modern-day strongman. In 2007 he posed topless in photographs depicting him fishing and horse-riding.

Meanwhile, fears are growing that fires on the nation’s wheat crops – which are causing a global shortage and could even end up making Guinness dearer – could be burning remnant radioactive fallout material from Chernobyl.

Greenpeace Russia believe the fires are now heavily encroaching upon areas hit by the explosion of the nuclear reactor in 1986, causing masses of radioactive smoke to be sent back into the atmosphere over the country.

International environmental group Bellona said:

The Chernobyl catastrophe occurred and these areas were littered with radioactive fallout. This contaminated the trees and the grass.

Now, when there is a fire and when all of this burns, all of this radioactivity, together with smoke, comes out and spreads to other territories, including populated areas where people breathe it in as smog.

The damage caused by the fires is now estimated to have exceeded $15bn (€11.5bn) – or almost 1% of the country’s entire GDP – as Russia’s hottest summer since records began ravages the country’s wheat stocks and leads it to ban some exports.

STOCKS IN DIAGEO, the company that owns Guinness, have fallen by 2.2% since Russia banned the export of grain in response to the devastation caused by wildfires that are raging across the country. In the past week alone, global wheat prices have increased by 25%.