Up to 200 jobs are on the way to Dublin in a new bar and hotel from JD Wetherspoon.
The pub chain is spending €15m on developing the pub and 98-bedroom hotel in the Camden Street area of the city.
It will begin working on the project in February 2018 and the development – the company’s biggest ever single investment in the European Union – is set to open in early 2019.
Its chairman Tim Martin was one of the most well-known figures who campaigned in favour of Brexit.
He said: “We are looking forward to developing the site into a fantastic pub and hotel.
“It will be the biggest single investment undertaken by Wetherspoon and will result in our largest hotel alongside a superb pub.
“Our pubs in the Republic of Ireland are thriving and we are confident that the pub and hotel will be a great asset to Dublin and act as a catalyst for other businesses to invest in the city.”
The pub area will be set over two floors and will include a beer garden.
The British chain currently has five pubs in the Republic of Ireland.