The building in which Dublin restaurant Shanahan's on the Green operates on the west side of the city's St. Stephen's Green has been purchased by the Royal College of Surgeons.
According to The Irish Times, it is thought that the college acquired the property for a figure close to €5 million. The building is adjacent to the college's primary campus and has been trading as a steak house since 2000.
At present, Shanahan's on the Green pays an annual rent of €240,000 to operate on the premises, with the rate due to increase to €290,000 in 2019. The current lease is valid for another seven years.