Monthly Archives: August 2014

29 08, 2014

Energia ensures big savings for microbrewers St Mel’s Brewing Company in green power deal

One of Ireland’s leading craft breweries, St Mel’s Brewing Company, has signed a new ‘green’ energy supply deal with competitive energy provider Energia. The 12 month contract will see Energia supply over 10,000Kwh of renewable electricity to St Mel’s Brewing Company’s production facilities in Longford Town. St Mel’s Brewing Company was founded by Liam Hanlon and Eoin Tynan in 2013 with the first brews going on sale in June this year. With a focus on quality, innovation and passion they brew a Pale Ale, Helles Lager and Brown Ale under the St. Mel’s brand name. Seasonal special brews are planned in the future. With their bottled conditioned beers available in all good off licenses around the country, the range will be available soon on draught. The renewable energy will be supplied from Energia’s Operational wind farm portfolio, which combines power [...]

27 08, 2014

Success for campaigners battling to save award winning London-Irish pub

PATRONS of a beleaguered London-Irish pub are celebrating news that it will stay open for the foreseeable future. Campaigners battling to save the Cock Tavern in Somers Town have announced that landlady Sheila Gavigan has signed a new lease agreement with its owners. The breakthrough follows a bitter fight with pub holding company County Estates, which Ms Gavigan accused of subjecting her business to unreasonable financial demands in a bid to “drive it out of business”. But the Sligo woman, who has run the award-winning pub since 1999, withstood the pressure to sign a new lease this week. Vaughan Thomas, who has led a campaign to save the Cock Tavern, which was backed by the late union kingpin Bob Crow, said the deal meant the pub would remain open and be run as a ‘going concern’. Ms Gavigan’s solicitor confirmed [...]