Tuesday October 27, 2020

The Profile: Why Tim Martin's opposition to pub restrictions found support in Ireland

The Wetherspoons pub chain founder and prominent Brexiter is leading the charge against the government's Covid-19 restrictions, both here and in Britain

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

20th September, 2020

In brief:

Name: Tim Martin

Age: 65

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