“We had no money, then we got money, we pissed it up the wall and we lost all the money. Now we are on the up again. Hopefully.”
There was almost a mood of post-trauma jubilance. Things were so bad in Ireland post-crash, much worse than in the UK, that there is now widespread relief that the bubble has been replaced by a groundswell of solid young artisanal businesses.
5) 3FE coffee
6) The Pepper Pot at Powerscourt Town House shopping centre
“I’ve spent time in many cities in the world, but Dublin is the one that has shown me the most kindness”.
10) Coppinger Row
Irish designer Orla Kiely’s shoes at Clarks. Now why didn’t I buy them?