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Thursday 28 August 2014

O'Brien and rugby pals buy popular 'D4' pub

Padraig Byrne

Published 01/04/2014 | 05:24

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SEAN O'Brien has joined three of his international team-mates in a new business venture in Dublin.

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The Tullow Tank had joined up with brothers Rob and Dave Kearney as well as Jamie Heaslip to purchase well-known D4 pub, Bellamy's.

The pub, which is in close proximity to the Aviva Stadium and is a popular haunt for football and rugby fans on match days, went on the market in January with an asking price of €825,000 and, given its location, there was no shortage of interested parties.

A sale has now been agreed with the consortium of rugby stars for nearly €500,000 more than the original asking price. They are joined in the €1.35 million deal by well-known Dublin publican Noel Anderson.

Mr Anderson confirmed that he and the four players have had their offer accepted and they are expected to plough significant money into the pub once everything has been finalised. Upwards of €250,000 is expected to be spent on the overhaul and the pub is expected to employ between 20 and 30 staff.

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