The founder of fast-food chain Supermacs, Pat McDonagh, has formally taken over the pub licence at the Castletroy Park Hotel.
Mr McDonagh, whose company bought the hotel in November for just over €3m, successfully applied to have the intoxicating liquor licence transferred into his name.
Limerick Court was told the company had authorised Mr McDonagh, its managing director - to hold the licence on its behalf.
Mr McDonagh (pictured) told Judge Eugene O’Kelly that he is familiar with the licencing laws and that a general manager has been appointed to run the premises on his behalf.
The court was told that neither the gardai nor the fire officer had any objection to the application to transfer the licence into Mr McDonagh’s name.
After granting the application, Judge O’Kelly wished him well in the venture.