Lisney toasts deal with pub experts Morrissey’s
The acquisition brings the total number of employees at Lisney to more than 140 across its Dublin, Cork and Belfast offices.
“This purchase is a really good strategic and synergetic fit for Lisney and plays an important role in our expansion plans. It will give us a very strong presence in the licensed property market where there is real and exciting change occurring,” said Duncan Lyster, managing director of Lisney.
“We pride ourselves on the quality of our people, and Tony along with his team brings with them a wealth of specialist knowledge as well as a loyal client following.”
Tony Morrissey described the deal with Lisney as an “excellent way of securing the Morrissey’s brand”, and said that it would give the company extra strength to develop and expand.
He added: “We recognise the changing face of the hospitality industry and we acknowledge our clients’ demands for advice beyond our niche speciality,” he said. “I firmly believe this new relationship is one my late grandfather, father and late brother, Bill would approve of.”
Morrissey’s was established in Nenagh, Co Tipperary in the 1930s, by Daniel Morrissey, a senior politician for 35 years and a former Minister of Industry & Commerce. In 1946, the company moved to Dublin, encouraged by several prominent members of the Dublin licensed trade, where Dan was joined by his two sons, Tony and Liam.
Lisney MD Duncan Lyster, and Tony Morrissey, MD of Morrissey’s