Charlie Chawke

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 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(...)

It’s all change on the Dublin drinking scene these days with a new breed of pub barons taking over

It’s nearly time to place the next order on the carousel that is the Dublin pubs market After filing plans last week to flatten Howl at the Moon pub,(...)

Publican Charlie Chawke claims he rebuffed an offer of €60m for the Goat during  the last boom.

With the clamour for Dublin city housing, a dearth of sites close to the city centre and property development back in vogue, is the Dublin pub market (...)

George Redmond in 2012. The tribunal paid €419,000 in legal fees to the recently deceased former planning official. File photograph: Collins Courts

The planning tribunal has generated almost €23 million in third-party legal fees over the past decade, including €8 million in the last two years, new(...)

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