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19 03, 2019

5 Star Shane Treacy appointed as Managing Director at Mercantile Entertainment Group

Shane Treacy Mercantile Group After joining the Mercantile Entertainment Group in in January 2018 as Group Manager, Treacy now takes the helm of one of the country’s largest hospitality groups. Following a very successful year, the highlight of which was reopening Dublin’s iconic Café en Seine venue, Treacy will now lead the Group into an exciting period. Speaking about the role, Treacy said: “This is incredibly exciting. It is a chance to head up and be part of a young and dynamic team that can really make its mark on the hospitality sector in Dublin. We have incredible venues, super management and staff and an excellent support network in the central team. I want us to do something special as a group.” “The Dublin customer is one of the most discerning in the world and we have a [...]

30 01, 2017

Customer card payments now a short-term alternative funding solution for pub finance

Merchant payment services is fast becoming a hot topic in the Irish pubs sector. Consumers are very quickly switching from using cash to card on even low-value purchases. Figures from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) confirm that Irish people now spend more on their debit cards than they withdraw in cash from an ATM. According to recent figures, in 2015 consumers in Ireland made debit card payments averaging €7,442 per head compared with €5,388 per head in cash withdrawals from ATMs. Card and mobile payments are widely expected to continue to increase across all sectors. This has had a significant impact on the pub sector. Many pubs are now reporting that card payments account for 40% and even as high as 60% of their total receipts. Adding to this trend is the massive uptake in consumers using the [...]

11 04, 2016

The Third Mind Design approach to Craft Pubs

One design company is creating a significant stir in the Irish hospitality sector. Dublin-based Third Mind Design are one of the leading and most exciting design companies based in Dublin’s city centre. They operate on the principle that three creative heads are better than one and employ a collaborative approach to each project whether that's something graphic-based like the creation of a cool beer mat or website or whether it's a complete overhaul of a building to create an entirely new bar and brand. Whilst some projects may only involve direct engagement from one of their lead designers, it always includes creative input from their two other senior designers at no extra cost. Founded in 2013 by 3 visual enthusiasts they have grown into a large team of creative individuals with a pool of unique experience and backgrounds that is delivered on every project. Speaking to Irish [...]

16 02, 2015

Bar-avan ‘The Shebeen’ is heading to America

The caravan turned Bar, The Shebeen is heading abroad with a request for the traditional Irish Pub on wheels to be shipped to Boston. It will be almost identical to the original Shebeen but with an added touch of having a thatched roof, capturing the feeling of Irish tradition. John Walsh, alongside his staff of Clinical Cabinets set about redesigning an old caravan into The Shebeen, a traditional Irish pub on wheels. The project began to gain a lot of attention and interest from customers visiting the Clinical Cabinet’s site. John began by renting out The Shebeen for hire but is now branching into the sales market. Having one Shebeen on wheels already about to be delivered to Boston, John aims to target other US states, Europe and the UK. The interior of The Shebeen is perfectly designed to emulate [...]

30 08, 2012

Micky’s Irish Pub Reopens After Months of Renovation

Luke Johnson and his mother, Dixie, were in town Tuesday visiting his daughter, Kate, a freshman at the University of Iowa. As the trio walked along Dubuque Street pondering where to eat, Johnson, 44, of Dixion, Ill spotted Micky’s Irish Pub, one of his favorite destinations from when he was at the University in the late 1980s. He insisted on heading over and eating there. […]

30 08, 2012

Micky's Irish Pub Reopens After Months of Renovation

Luke Johnson and his mother, Dixie, were in town Tuesday visiting his daughter, Kate, a freshman at the University of Iowa. As the trio walked along Dubuque Street pondering where to eat, Johnson, 44, of Dixion, Ill spotted Micky’s Irish Pub, one of his favorite destinations from when he was at the University in the late 1980s. He insisted on heading over and eating there. […]

27 08, 2012

Ned Kelly’s Irish Pub adding rooftop deck

Ned Kelly’s Irish Pub, housed in a circa-1900 shell, will move into 21st-century mode with the addition of a rooftop deck after receiving a Certificate of Appropriateness approval from Littleton’s Historic Preservation Board on August 20. […]

24 08, 2012

Stroudsburg’s Siamsa Irish Pub adds martini bar

A new martini bar opening today on Main Street in Stroudsburg will take it back to the Roaring ’20s. Behind the red curtain, in the newly renovated upstairs of Siamsa Irish Pub, bar goers will find the “Speakeasy.” […]

24 08, 2012

Stroudsburg's Siamsa Irish Pub adds martini bar

A new martini bar opening today on Main Street in Stroudsburg will take it back to the Roaring ’20s. Behind the red curtain, in the newly renovated upstairs of Siamsa Irish Pub, bar goers will find the “Speakeasy.” […]

23 08, 2012

Longtime Midtown Irish Pub Plans Rooftop Expansion

It’s time for even more of that good old-fashioned Irish hospitality. The Blarney Rock — the staple Midtown Irish pub known for its cheap drinks and blue-collar clientele — is planning an expansion. […]