JD Wetherspoon targets Dublin's most famous pubs

JD Wetherspoon targets Dublin's most famous pubs

BRITISH pub chain JD Wetherspoons is eyeing up four of Dublin’s most famous pub properties.

The Irish-owned pub business, known for its rock bottom drink prices is considering moving in on a number of well-known drinking spots in Dublin city centre.

The George, a lynchpin in Dublin’s happening LGBT scene on South Great George's Street and The Dragon, another of the cities’ best known gay clubs are up for sale along with  the late night bar Howl at the Moon located on Lower Month Street.

The upmarket Café en-Seine on Dawson Street is also for sale with the portfolio of four bars being offered €12million together, but the venues are also for sale individually.

Irish barrister-turned-businessman Tim Martin set up Wetherspoons in 1979 and today the chain have over 900 pubs and 30,000 staff in Britain.

After a failed attempt to move in to Dublin during the Celtic Tiger years, Wetherspoons are finally set to make their mark in Ireland with their first pub opening in the former Tonic Bar in Blackrock in July and plans to open a second another pub in Cork soon after.