The majority owner of The Queens Bar in the south Dublin suburb of Dalkey has announced that the pub has permanently ceased trading.
According to The Irish Times, a letter sent to The Queens Bar's staff by its majority owner, Tom Mulcahy, stated that the pub "will not reopen and has ceased trading", and that employees will be made redundant on statutory terms.
The Queens Bar is majority-controlled by Mulcahy and his family. Mulcahy's business partner, Gerry O'Farrell, holds a minority stake in the venue.
"17 Wonderful Years"
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The Irish Times quotes Mulcahy as saying on behalf of himself and his wife, June, "We have had 17 wonderful years of engagement with The Queens. It leaves us with a huge sense of loss on the closure. The COVID cocooning gave us time for reflection. We realised that our time for retirement had arrived."
It is rumoured that The Queens Bar is set to hit the market with an asking price in the region of €3.5 million.
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