Sunday 20 August 2017

Cafe en Seine is among the many pubs controlled by the Mercantile Group that Frank Gleeson founded

Claims that Gleeson let Mercantile group pay for trips and hotel stays 

As boss and controlling shareholder of the Mercantile group, Frank Gleeson was used to having things his own way. But that all changed when he merged the business with a rival entity, Capital Bars, becoming a minority shareholder in the process. When the deal completed - forming a group encompassing some of Dublin's best-known bars and restaurants - Gleeson spoke of his "ambitious plans to grow the business further both in Dublin and internationally".