9th Wetherspoon set to open

JD Wetherspoon will open its ninth bar in the Republic next week with the creation of 100 jobs..

Wetherspoon is due to open The South Strand in Hanover Quay, in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock area, next Tuesday.

The company spent €4m developing the site, with that money part of an overall €50m investment Wetherspoon is making in Dublin city centre.

Earlier this year, it bought a site in Temple Bar for €9m and recently opened its €33m Keavan’s Port bar and hotel property on the city’s Camden Street.

Wetherspoon already operates eight pubs in the Republic — across Dublin city and counties, Cork, and Carlow.

Further openings are planned in Galway, Limerick, and Waterford.