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HEINEKEN Ireland Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of HEINEKEN N.V., the most international brewer in the world, committed to surprising and exciting consumers everywhere. Based in Cork since 1856, the brewery combines a long and proud brewing tradition with the most up to date technology and innovative marketing, with a diverse and committed team of 400 employees.

HEINEKEN Ireland, whose operations include that of Northern Ireland, is the leading lager brewer in the market where in excess of one in every two pints of lager consumed in the pub, is now from its portfolio of beers.  Our principal brand is Heineken®, which is Ireland’s number 1 selling lager.   We also market and sell an extensive portfolio of Irish and International Beer brands comprising of Heineken®, Coors Light, Tiger, Sol, Desperados, Amstel, Foster’s, Beamish Stout, Murphy’s Irish Stout and a full range of specialty beers including Affligem, Moretti, ┼╗ywiec, Warka and Paulaner.

Sustainability is an integral part of our business objectives and our aim is to be the greenest brewer in the Irish marketplace. In 2013 100% of pale malted barley used by HEINEKEN Ireland was Irish grown. Local sourcing supported in excess of 750 farm households injecting over €4m into the agricultural economy.  We are committed to publishing an annual sustainability report, which is available for viewing on the sustainability section of www.heinekeninternational.com

Heineken Ireland is a member of MEAS which promotes the responsible consumption of alcohol in the marketplace.


HEINEKEN Ireland is proud to participate in the Supporting Quality Campaign. Working with over 1,000 local suppliers each year HEINEKEN Ireland generates an estimated spend of €100 million in the local economy, supporting Irish jobs and providing quality beer to local consumers. The Supporting Quality Campaign is a great way to highlight the positive message and contribution made by our home-grown industry to our valued customer base.

Seamus Linehan, HR Business Partner, HEINEKEN Ireland.



Murphy's first brewed in Cork in May 1889 is a dry stout or porter. Porter, a dark colored beer was favored by the market porters in London, hence its name. In the late 19th century, breweries began to produce stout, a stronger beer which soon achieved an important place in the market. A dry, light and smooth stout with caramel sweet-bitter flavours and a lingering creamy finish it continues to be the stout of choice amongst our target consumer group. 


Beamish has been brewed in Cork since 1792 and stands out in the marketplace through its value & quality proposition. A dry Irish stout with a roasted, dark chocolaty bitterness and a lingering dry, coffee-roasted finish it remains a popular choice amongst stout drinkers.