Charlie  Chawke: said that last year his pub group, which employs 400 people, enjoyed a 10 per cent increase in revenues. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

One of the country’s best-known publicans said yesterday he can’t afford to retire and his Orchard Inn pub, (...)

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 (...)

The Dublin pubs market is ripe for attack from well-capitalised new entrants such as Wetherspoon and Greene King.
Whose round is it, anyway?

The recent news that the British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has entered the Dublin market has sparked a rather predictable outcry from supposed defender(...)

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