Frank Gleeson

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Dublin pub and music venue the Grand Social: It is understood the part of the building that has been taken over houses most of the venue’s toilets. File photograph: The Irish Times

One of the three landlords of the buildings that house Dublin pub and music venue the Grand Social has taken control of a portion of the premises foll(...)

Frank Gleeson, chief executive of Aramark Northern Europe, at the company’s office in Northern Cross, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“What I’d say is 2020 has been a challenging year for our industry,” says Frank Gleeson. The man is clearly a master of understatement. Gleeson runs (...)

Patrick Kelly, director at Vistatec, says the company has made donations to several organisations to show its appreciation for frontline workers, including those at St James’s Hospital, in Dublin.

It has taken workers from a broad spectrum of industries to keep Ireland moving since the pandemic made its way to our shores at the start of 2020. F(...)

Le Perroquet: a slice of France on Dublin’s Leeston Street

There’s something about the sugar pink paint in Le Perroquet that reminds me of my summer in Paris. This is not as glamorous as it sounds. I was a bro(...)

French-inspired dining on Upper Leeson Street

Nick Munier, former MasterChef Ireland judge and Marco Pierre White’s maitre d’ in the ITV series Hell’s Kitchen, has launched a new restaurant in Dub(...)

Cafe en Seine pub on Dawson Street in Dublin, part of the Mercantile group. A €3m revamp of the “super-pub” is planned for next year, subject to planning permission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Investment group Danu Partners is in talks to sell its minority stake in the Mercantile pub group to its Irish-US co-investors, according to sources. (...)

 Theresa May appears on a joint Channel 4 and Sky News general election programme. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Pool/Reuters

1. New law may take kids’ names off school waiting lists Parents who have put down their children’s names years in advance for fee-paying secondary s(...)

Up to €3 million will be spent on a major upgrade of Cafe en Seine on Dawson Street in Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Mercantile hospitality group behind top Dublin nightspots such as Cafe en Seine and the George is lining up a €20 million investment programme, af(...)

Cafe en-Seine: It’s a fair bet that this will go to Danu Partners and its US backers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Could this be known as Barexit? A little over a year after they merged their respective pub groups, the peace deal between Mercantile publican Frank (...)

The bitter falling out between Frank  Gleeson on one side, and a consortium that includes Irish-American investors and Danu Partners, backed by the founders of Setanta Sports, on the other, spawned three separate legal actions

and Peace has broken out between Dublin publican Frank Gleeson and his fellow shareholders in the Mercantile pub group, following several days of medi(...)

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