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Diageo was created in 1997 through the merger of Grand Metropolitan and Guinness, creating a global food and drinks conglomerate. Diageo has a number of production facilities throughout Ireland, producing brands such as Guinness at St. James’s Gate Brewery, Baileys in Dublin and Belfast and Bushmills. The company’s headquarters are located at the St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. Diageo Ireland employs in the region of 1,500 people directly. Every year, 50 million gallons of Irish milk goes into the manufacture of Baileys Original Irish Cream and its production of beers makes Diageo the single biggest user of malted barley in Ireland. The company's global brand teams based in Ireland develop sales and marketing strategies to meet the needs of the company's international markets.

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(€1.7 billion)

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49th in Top Companies By Turnover
  • 1,500
  • €1.7 billion


  • Oliver Loomes Country Manager

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