One of the Connemara ponies misbehaves at the end of the Connemara Performance Hunter Championship. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The roan gelding, Carrig’s Island Lad, purchased by the late Deirdre Scott from his Clare Island breeder Sean O’Grady as a foal, won the Berney Bros S(...)

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon is to create 85 new jobs with the opening of its fourth bar in the Republic next week. The company said has sp(...)

Earlier this year, JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin told the Irish Times that the chain’s two Dublin bars were performing “in line with, if not better than expectations” 2:41

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced plans to open three new bars in Ireland over the coming months.The company, which currently operates tw(...)

Publicans and brewers blame a higher cost base in the Republic for price discrepancies between Dublin and Belfast of more than 40 per cent, but JD Wetherspoon isn’t buying it. Above, Wetherspoon’s Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 2:41

When news that JD Wetherspoon was breaking into the Irish pub trade emerged last year, it was greeted with strong resistance in some circles. An ou(...)

 Wetherspoon Chairman Tim Martin at the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has blamed cheap supermarket prices for a slowdown in sales. The group, which has plans to open 30 pubs in Ireland over the n(...)

The company’s aggressive Irish expansion plan is expected to create up to 1,350 new jobs as it proceeds with plans to open 30 pubs here over the next five years

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon, which has plans to open 30 new pubs in Ireland over the next five years, said that sales had slowed significantly in(...)

JD Wetherspoon says its  Irish expansion plan is expected to create up to 1,350 new jobs. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon is gearing up for a major assault on the Irish pub market with plans to open 30 new pubs over the next five years. T(...)

JD Wetherspoon, which operates more than 900 outlets in Britain and Northern Ireland, opened its first pub in the Republic, the Three Tun Tavern, in Blackrock earlier this year

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has acquired Ireland’s largest homeless hostel and is to open a 100-room hotel and pub on the site.The company, which(...)

Sign outside the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock Co Dublin - a wetherspoons pub, showing discounted beer prices including Heineken. Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has controversially dropped Heineken and Murphy’s stout following a row over the supply of beer to its new Dún Laogha(...)

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin at the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock. Photograph: Alan Betson

JD Wetherspoon’s rather eccentric chairman Tim Martin was in Dublin yesterday, holding court at the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, the pub group’s (...)