12 of Dublin’s most beloved haunts are set to merge to form Ireland’s largest hospitality group – the Mercantile Group.

The nightspots involved in the merger -led by Frank Gkeeson – will include: The George, Whelan’s, Cafe en Siene, as well as nine other venues.

A spokeperson has told Newstalk that there will be no job losses. The super group is expected to generate a huge 40 million per annum.