AN Irish bar could be on its way to the town centre - if planning officials give it the green light.

Paul McNicholas, of Western Street, has applied to Barnsley Council to turn the vacant Johnson Cleaners UK, on Peel Square, into an Irish bar.

Plans to change the use of the building show the bar could open from 9am to 1am everyday, including Sundays and Bank Holidays.

It would serve wines, beers, spirits, hot and cold beverages and food. There would also be music and dancing.

Access to the building will be from Peel Square and the first floor will be accessed using an existing staircase. 

The design will be all based on an Irish theme with wood panelling and dark brown colours in its design.