JD Wetherspoons is to open a new three-floor pub in Waterford city following receiving planning permission from the county council.
The development will see the amalgamation of two buildings located on Broad Street and Arundel Square, removing the party walls between them, introducing pavement cafe areas at ground floor level and a new customer garden area on the first floor.
A spokesperson for the pub chain told the Dailyedge.ie that "the site still needs a licence" and did not state when it would open.
Last month, JD Wetherspoons was granted permission to open a new €4 million bar and hotel on Camden Street and sold five of its nine pubs in Northern Ireland to the Granny Annie's group for a deal rumoured to be in excess of £3 million. Tim Martin (pictured), chairman of UK pub operator JD Wetherspoons had previously said the group was forced to reevaluate its Irish expansion plans given current market conditions.