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 (...)

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin in the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, Co Dublin, its first outlet in the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson

JD Wetherspoon, the British pub group that plans to open 30 outlets in the Republic, will operate its Irish bars “for the long- term” without any Dia(...)

Tonic Pub in Blackrock Co. Dublin will re-open as a branch of JD Wetherspoon by next April. The chain expects to acquire as many as 20 pubs in Ireland. Photograph: Frank Miller / THE IRISH TIMES

UK pub operator JD Wetherspoon has exchanged contracts to purchase its first pub in Ireland, the Tonic Bar on Temple Road in Blackrock, Co.Dublin. It (...)

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(...)

Situated in Blackrock village, the premises JD Wetherspoon is set to acquire currently trades as Tonic Public House, Suite 54 Nightclub and The Village Bistro. Photograph: Frank Miller

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon is coming to Dublin. The company, which is listed on the stock market in London, is set to acquire Tonic Public House(...)