Mount Juliet for Sale

The Mahony family has put its Mount Juliet estate on the market following a number of approaches from potential buyers.

The estate includes a hotel with an award-winning restaurant and a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. It is owned by the Mahony family company Killeen Investments whose principal business is the distribution of Toyota motor vehicles.

Mount Juliet was bought by the late Tim Mahony from Major Calmont in 1988 and has hosted the American Express World Championship of Golf.


The €7-22 minute Lunch PDF Print E-mail
Written by Frank Corr   
Monday, 16 December 2013 09:43

Irish consumers spend an average of €4.91 when eating at home and €7.77 if eating out according to Bord Bia in its recently-published survey on The Lunchtime Occasion in Republic of Ireland and Great Britain.The survey is reported on the drinksindustryireland.ie website. Go to http://www.drinksindustryireland.ie/article.aspx?id=4624

Nearly half (49%) of consumers sample lunch at home or at someone else’s home while 29% eat lunch at work. Serviced restaurants - restaurants/pubs/fast-food outlets/specialist coffee shops or sandwich bars - account for 17% of lunching consumers while 6% eat ‘on the move/on public transport’.

The Report, which questions 1,000 consumers - 571 in RoI & 423 in GB – has been carried out by Behaviour & Attitudes and compares  lunchtime consumption in RoI and Great Britain.

Both countries are very similar in terms of findings around the lunchtime occasion.

Typically we eat lunch between 12pm and 2pm.

Consumers spend an average of 22 minutes per day having their lunch break which rises to 28 minutes on a Sunday.

In Ireland and Great Britain lunchtime choices are very similar:

Wetherspoon for Cork PDF Print E-mail
Written by Frank Corr   
Monday, 16 December 2013 09:39

JD Wetherspoon has exchanged contracts to purchase its second pub in the Republic of Ireland, according to the www.drinksindustryireland.ie website. Foer the full story visit http://www.drinksindustryireland.ie/article.aspx?id=4610

The UK pub chain with some 900 pubs under its belt has purchased the former Newport Cafe in Paul Street Plaza, Cork and is to invest more than €1.5 million developing the project.

The site, currently shut, will require both planning and licensing permission. No date has been given for opening the premises but the company aims to have the new-look pub open by April next year.




Price Bites Wine Consumers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Frank Corr   
Monday, 16 December 2013 09:31

The number of Irish consumers who would stop buying a brand almost doubles with each €1 increase according to survey of 1,000 people commissioned by Wolf Blass and Lindemann's Wines.

The survey also revealed that 44% of people are spending more on wine that they did one year ago. 42% spend the same and 14% spend less on wine.

Of 2.3 million wine drinkers in Ireland, 71% of Irish adults drink wine., compared to 78% of English adults. 73% of Dutch and 86% of Swedes.

Of this, 1.9 million are regular wine drinkers - 60% of Irish adults drink wine at least once per month.

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