Charlie Chawke

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If  Dermot Desmond  hasn’t invested for love, or for money, then it must be for the punishment. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

For somebody like Dermot Desmond with a personal fortune of about €2 billion, it must seem perfectly reasonable to punt the occasional couple of milli(...)

The Old Orchard pub in Rathfarnham, which publican Charlie Chawke purchased for €22 million 14 years ago

The country’s most expensive pub, the Old Orchard in Dublin, enjoyed earnings last year of over €1.1 million. Publican Charlie Chawke purchased the p(...)

Copper Face Jacks is up for sale and is expected to fetch around €40 million. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Who is going to buy Coppers? An institution in Ireland, the venue – which comes with a hotel – is expected to fetch in the region of €40 million. (...)

 Charlie Chawke: is opposing an office block development close to his pub Searson’s by Simplicity Developments.   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dublin publican Charlie Chawke has appealed to An Bord Pleanála over a decision by Dublin City Council to grant permission for an office block located(...)

The cast during rehearsals of Paul Howard’s ‘Copper Face Jacks’ in the Olympia Treatre, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw  Copper Face Jacks: The Musical: Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If there was ever a Dublin club whose reputation precedes it, it’s Harcourt Street’s Copper Face Jacks. Even the Lonely Planet got wind of that i(...)

Dublin publican Charlie Chawke pictured  recovering from surgery in 2003 following his shooting by armed raiders.  Frank Ward, who was jailed for 20 years for his role in the incident, has made several court applications seeking his release. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A man serving a 20 year sentence arising from the shooting of publican Charlie Chawke has failed to get a High Court inquiry into his detention on gro(...)

The Vintage Cocktail Club, owned by Paddy McKillen Jr’s Press Up Entertainment group

There is a gold rush under way in the sizzling Dublin pubs market, which is swinging like a prohibition-era speakeasy. Sales in bars rose 5.5 per cen(...)

A photograph of Jimmy Magee at his funeral in  Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Magee would have been “so, honoured, so proud” about the attendance at his funeral, his son Mark Magee said. “He loved people, He loved his fri(...)

Decision could have significant implications for company directors, who are normally protected from costs liability by the ‘corporate veil’. Photograph: iStockphoto

The owner of a building company has been found liable for some €735,000 in costs arising from his firm’s failed action over works to a bar owned by pu(...)

The action by William Loughnane’s company W. L. Construction Ltd was previously dismissed by the High Court, at the close of WL’s 28 day evidence, as an abuse of process and due to being tainted by “fraud and dishonesty” of Mr Loughnane. (Photograph: iStockPhoto)

The effective owner of a building company has been found liable for some €735,000 costs of his firm’s dismissed action over works to a bar of publican(...)

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