The high-profile publican landlord of Cafe En Seine in Dawson Street, Dublin, refused to give consent for the buyers to take over the lease. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A €15 million deal led by the founders of the Setanta sports broadcasting group to buy four of Dublin’s best-known pubs has hit a snag, after the h(...)

Café en-Seine on Dawson St, one of the four bars in the Capital Bars Group portfolio

A consortium has acquired four of Dublin’s best known bars including Café en-Seine on Dawson Street for €15 million – €3 million more than the guide p(...)

PJ Mansfield, son of Jim (third from right)  at the funeral of businessman, Jim Mansfield at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saggart this morningh. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The property developer and hotelier Jim Mansfield was remembered at his funeral today as “a unique and special patriarch who will always be remembered(...)

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(...)

The pub empire run by the family of the developer Paddy McKillen is to expand further, after An Bord Pleanála overturned Dublin City Council’s decisio(...)