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 (...)