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JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin with Boris Johnson, then the Conservative leadership candidate, in July 2019. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

British pub operator JD Wetherspoon, which has seven pubs in the Republic and more than 900 in the United Kingdom, said on Wednesday it is “starting t(...)

Wetherspoons opened a pub in Blackrock,  Co Dublin in 2014. File photograph.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Pub group JD Wetherspoon has secured planning permission for its new Irish outlet in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock although there is now a question mark o(...)

Graffiti on a JD Wetherspoon pub in Crystal Palace, south London. Wetherspoon workers have described founder Tim Martin’s lack of support for his chain’s 40,000 employees as “absolutely outrageous”. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

We have always loved a good pantomime villain, somebody for us all to hiss at and boo. The concept is particularly well suited to the modern social me(...)

A jogger wears a mask as he runs along Millennium Bridge in London. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

It was the day after Boris Johnson told us all to stay at home, and the loveliest London has seen so far this year. There were few cars on the streets(...)

Brexit supporters celebrate as the UK exits the EU, at Parliament Square in London, England. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

And so it is Britain’s life in the EU ends, not with a bang, but with a low-key variety show in front of a few thousand Brexit superfans. At about 9.1(...)

Pub operator J D Wetherspoon posted a 4.7 per cent increase in its like-for-like sales for the second quarter: Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

Pub operator J D Wetherspoon on Wednesday posted a 4.7 per cent increase in its like-for-like sales for the second quarter, joining peer Mitchells &am(...)

Chairman of Wetherspoons pub chain, Tim Martin. Photograph:   Ben Stansal/AFP/Getty Images

Wetherspoons will invest more than £200 million (€237 million) in pubs and hotels over the next four years, creating around 10,000 jobs, the company h(...)

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tim Martin is never short of a few words. The combative founder and chief executive of JD Wetherspoon pub group has been one of the most outspoken cor(...)

The HQ in the Grand Canal Dock district of Dublin was purchased by JD Wetherspoon

Pub group JD Wetherspoon has added to its Irish portfolio with the acquisition of HQ Bar and Restaurant at the Grand Canal, Dublin, for an undisclosed(...)

Paschal Donohoe will pay a full Christmas social welfare bonus this year in the forthcoming no-deal Brexit budget, the Sunday Times states.

Almost two-thirds of voters have said they would be willing to forgo budget tax cuts at a time of rising fears over the economic cost of a no-deal Bre(...)

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