Danu Partners has created a new holding company, PPX Hospitality Brands, to oversee its growing business

The Irish owner of the well-known Smith & Wollensky chain of American steakhouses is expanding its business in the US with a recent deal to acquir(...)

An interior shot of Smith & Wollensky’s restaurant in London, its only international property

The Irish owners of the well-known Smith & Wollensky chain of American steakhouses have opened a new restaurants in the suburbs of Boston and plan(...)

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. (...)

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(...)

Café en Seine on Dawson Street, Dublin
Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The formal divorce is still being negotiated, but it appears the marriage between Frank Gleeson’s Mercantile pubs group and Capital Bars, backed by t(...)

Mickey O’Rourke: Setanta has made a good recovery in Ireland, with its operations here salvaged by O’Rourke, Leonard Ryan and Mark O’Meara

You have to give credit to Leonard Ryan and Mickey O’Rourke, founders of Setanta Sports, for their stamina. The 2009 collapse of Setanta in the UK, af(...)