Monthly Archives: January 2015

30 01, 2015

Ol Irish Pubs: Producers of Irish themed pubs

The last two decades have seen a marked increase in the number of authentic Irish pubs opening all over the world. Though the style of the Irish pub has changed throughout the years and the economic downturn has seen the closure of many pub design companies, the key producer of the Irish Pub Concept remains, Ol Irish Pubs Ltd. With over forty years’ experience creating these spaces, they have designed and built over two hundred beautifully authentic Irish themed pubs and restaurants throughout the world. A Dublin based company that not only produces Irish themed pubs but ensures that every element of it is 100% Irish! With their in-house design team based beside Dublin International Airport and their workshops based in Louth, they guarantee bespoke, high quality design and craftsmanship. Having worked across many countries and cultures, they understand the importance of creating [...]

29 01, 2015

Guinness Storehouse now on Google Business View

Diageo has introduced a free 360° virtual tour of the Guinness Storehouse and four of its Scottish Malt Whiskey distilleries. Google Business View incorporates the availability of the Guinness Storehouse on Google Indoor maps and Street view. It allows anyone from anywhere in the world free access to take an interactive tour of the Storehouse on their laptops, tablets and other personal devices. The general public will now have full access to a virtual online tour of the 7 floors of the famous tourist attraction which saw 1.26 million people visiting the storehouse in 2014. The tour begins in the atrium and ends at the beautiful top floor Gravity bar, the highest bar in Dublin City. Diageo are one of the first to incorporate Google Business View into their companies. Venky Balakrishnan, Global Vice President, digital innovation for Diageo has [...]

28 01, 2015

Media Coverage of Irish Pubs Global Federation Launch January 21st 2015

Irish Pubs Global Federation was officially launched in Buswells Hotel, Dublin, last Tuesday 21st January by Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan. Here is a snapshot of media articles on the launch. Business World Hospitality Ireland Business and Leadership Drinks Industry Ireland Magazine The Lonely Planet Irish Central

28 01, 2015

Irish Pubs Global visit Atlanta

A dynamic group of publicans met yesterday in the Old Blind Dog Irish Pub in Atlanta. The purpose of this meeting was the sharing of information and opening of the Atlanta chapter. Hosted by Ron Wallace and Robert Meyers with special speakers Paul Gleeson Consul General of Ireland and William Duffy from the Aspire group. Irish Pubs Global Chapter President Phil Roness presented to the support group of Irish publicans, stating “working together is of vital importance to the Irish Hospitality sector in Atlanta and the opportunity in connecting with Ireland through Irish Pubs Global Federation is key".            

26 01, 2015

Irish Pubs Global Federation visiting US

Irish Pubs Global Federation will be holding Chapter meetings for Irish Pub owners and managers at the following US locations; Atlanta, Chicago and New York, from the 27th to the 30th January. If you are a pub owner or manager in these areas we invite you to attend what will be an informative, productive and fun gathering to build connections back to Ireland through the Irish Pubs Global Federation network.             Venue: Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, Milton Date: January 27th Time: 12:00 to 19:00 To RSVP contact Bob Meyers             Date: January 29th Time: 10:30 to 15:30 Venue: The Gage, 24 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Il 60603 To RSVP contact Vincent Touhy               Date: 30th January Time: 16:00 to 18:00 Venue: Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004 To RSVP contact Averyl [...]

23 01, 2015

Irish Pubs Global Federation at the Irish Embassy Residence in Spain

On Wednesday 21st January, the Irish Ambassador to Spain, David Cooney, held an event at the Irish Embassy Residence in Madrid, which was attended by Irish Pub owners and managers of Spain, along with Irish Pubs Global CEO John Byrne, and Irish Pubs Global President Enda O'Coineen. Also in attendance were patrons; Tourism Ireland, Bord Bia and Enterprise Ireland. The goal of this meeting was to form the Irish Pubs Global Federation Spain, for Irish pubs in Spain to connect directly with the Irish hospitality industry worldwide, through the Irish Pubs Global Federation network. Great progress was achieved with plans going forward, and a new chapter formed. Neil McArdle has taken on the position of Honorary President for Spain, and will be supported by Peter Finnegan as President of the Valentia & Region Chapter, and Matthew Loughney as President of [...]

19 01, 2015

Pub and hotel sales make a notable rise in 2014, ‘exceeding expectations’

2014 proved to be an important year in the Irish Property sector with a significant increase of pub and hotel sales, according to a report written by the CBRE in its Review of 2014 and Outlook for 2015 for Irish commercial real estate. At the years end there were more than 38 pubs sold totalling €44million and 19 pubs dealing in ‘legals’ totalling €27.5million, a ‘phenomenal’ 63 hotels being sold for €341.2 million and €355 million dealing in ‘legals’. Although many of the sellers were no longer trading and were required to sell, there was an improvement on the quality of what was for sale. This led to the biggest change of all time in 2014, with business owners buying in order to improve the profitability of the underlying business through remarketing and revamping the business. There are high hopes [...]

5 01, 2015

Wetherspoon and Heineken reach an agreement

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon have now come to an agreement with Heineken, after Wetherspoon’s last month had decided to stop selling Heineken products in its pubs as a result of a dispute over supply terms at a new site near Dublin. The dispute had led Wetherspoon’s to remove Heineken products from all its 926 premises, which is the equivalent of £60 million a year in business. Wetherspoon’s Irish pubs will stock Beamish, Fosters and Symonds Cider, although drinkers at the pubs in Ireland will still be unable to buy Murphy’s or Heineken. JD Wetherspoon currently has two pubs in Dublin, Ireland, and are planning to open five more around the country. Article from, Read the full story here: