Wetherspoon boss plans Irish expansion

Pub group to open up to 30 outlets in Ireland

15th September, 2019
Bottoms up: Tim Martin (right), JD Wetherspoon chairman, with British prime minister Boris Johnson Picture: Getty

Wetherspoon is willing to open up to 30 pubs in Ireland if it can find suitable acquisitions, the chain’s founder Tim Martin has said.

Speaking to The Sunday Business Post following the release of annual results showing sales of £1.8 billion and pre tax profits of £102.5 million, the vocal Brexiteer who spent his childhood in the North also said he still believed Brexit would be good for Britain and Ireland.

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