Heineken beer on sale at the bargain price of €2.95 at the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

A number of Dublin publicans are known to have raised concerns with Heineken about the pricing of its beer at JD Wetherspoon’s prior to the high-pr(...)

File photograph of Frank Ward, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on appeal for the shooting of publican Charlie Chawke during a robber. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins

Armed robber Frank Ward, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on appeal for the shooting of publican Charlie Chawke during a robbery, has had an(...)

Cheering for Ireland: Charlie Chawke. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So often the site of unseemly quarrels and heated feuds, Irish pubs again find themselves at the centre of trouble, although this time the bother d(...)

 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(...)