Bottles of Bulmers cider. Some 85 per cent of C&C’s profits come from Ireland and Scotland.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Drinks group C&C, which owns Bulmers cider and Tennent’s lager, is due to report full year earnings this week.Goodbody Stockbrokers say the introd(...)

Spirit Pub recently rejected a takeover approach from cider maker C&C Group but gave the Irish firm a month to submit a formal offer to challenge the Greene King bid.

Brewer and pub owner Greene King said it had reached an agreement on a recommended offer for Britain’s Spirit Pub Company, valuing Spirit Pub at about(...)

 Greene King says it has rejected an initial rival offer from Bulmers producer C&C. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

C&C, the Tipperary-based maker of Magners and Bulmers cider, is believed to be preparing a fresh bid for a UK-listed group of more than 1,200 pu(...)

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon is looking to establish itself in the Irish market. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

JD Wetherspoon, the listed British pub chain looking to establish itself in the Irish market, has held talks in recent weeks to buy the landmark Slaug(...)

Tonic Pub in Blackrock Co. Dublin will re-open as a branch of JD Wetherspoon by next April. The chain expects to acquire as many as 20 pubs in Ireland. Photograph: Frank Miller / THE IRISH TIMES

UK pub operator JD Wetherspoon has exchanged contracts to purchase its first pub in Ireland, the Tonic Bar on Temple Road in Blackrock, Co.Dublin. It (...)

A Wetherspoon employee serves a pint of beer at one of the company’s pubs in London. The chain is planning to move into the Irish market next year, according to chairman Tim Martin.  Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

When it emerged last week that British pub chains are eyeing up the Irish market, an anonymous Facebook petition was started to warn off the foreign i(...)

JD Wetherspoon has purchased the Tonic Pub in Blackrock

Three major British pub chains are now scouring the Dublin market for acquisitions. Intermediaries acting on behalf of Greene King, the brewer (...)