Tim Martin

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Bill Gates uses a jar of human faeces as a prop at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing: poor sanitation kills half a million children under the age of five annually. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

The week in numbers: Amazonian affairs 240 US cities that initially responded, with much enthusiasm, to Amazon’s 2017 call for pitches for the honou(...)

Wetherspoon chairman and founder Tim Martin. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters.

Pub group JD Wetherspoon is to pay its employees more in response to the low rate of unemployment. About 250 workers at its pubs in the Republic will (...)

The Wetherspoon-owned Three Tun Tavern pub in Blackrock, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

JD Wetherspoon said on Friday that sales have grown briskly as the pub operator has kicked off its new financial year, but it warned that it expects h(...)

Jägermeister will be dropped from Wetherspoon’s pubs. They have  already swapped out French champagne for sparkling wines from UK and Australia. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Auf Wiedersehen, EU - and Jaeger bombs. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, pub chain JD Wetherspoon - whose chairman has extolled the benefits of Br(...)

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin is known as an ardent Brexit supporter. Photograph: Reuters

Pub chain Wetherspoon will sell more drinks from the UK and non-EU brewers in the run up to Brexit. Champagne and wheat beers produced in France and(...)

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin: “It’s becoming increasingly obvious that people spend too much time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and struggle to control the compulsion,” he said. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

You have to hand it to JD Wetherspoon. The UK pub group, which has five bars in Ireland, has turned shutting down its lacklustre social media presence(...)

JD Wetherspoon: ‘I don’t think they had a strong social media strategy to begin with.’ Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Wetherspoons pubs are perhaps better known for their cut-price drinks than their engaging social media output, but it’s not stopping the pub giant fro(...)

The Three Tun Tavern, a Wetherspoon owned pub in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The pub has 812 followers on Twitter, but its account hasn’t been updated since 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

JD Wetherspoon is closing down its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for all its 900 pubs and head office with immediate effect following the t(...)

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin was heavily critical of a number of institutions for their Brexit stance.

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has attacked the IMF, the OECD, and several British newspapers for “factually incorrect and highly misleading” stat(...)

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin in the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

British pubs operator JD Wetherspoon said comparable sales growth nearly doubled in its first quarter from a year earlier, but it remained cautious on(...)

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