A small crowd of regular punters were split between thinking the whole episode was bizarre and reflecting how incredible it was that the head of the Government could casually have a pint in a gay bar

“Wow! Enda Kenny in Pantibar. That’s a first for us.” A tweet from Pantibar’s manager Shane Harte caused disbelief on Tuesday night, but there he was,(...)

The Fallon and Byrne food hall on Exchequer Street, Dublin.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Colm KeenaPublic Affairs CorrespondentFallon & Byrne , the Dublin food hall, wine bar and restaurant business, recorded a pre-tax loss of €119,411(...)

The Fallon & Byrne foodhall in Exchequer Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fallon & Byrne, the Dublin restaurant and food hall, has recorded a pretax profit of €1 million for the six months to the end of June 2012.The com(...)