The Market Bar on Fade Street in Dublin has been fined for breaking the smoking ban. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A Dublin pub co-owned by restaurateur Jay Bourke and Electric Picnic founde r John Reynolds has been (...)

Jay Bourke: appears to have raised the hackles of some of his former staff

Jay Bourke appears to have raised the hackles of some of his former staff when he closed down his last remaining Cafe Bar Deli outlet in Cork l(...)

Corner of Castle Market and Drury Street, Dublin 2: planners rejected a proposal for a change of use from shop to restaurant on the site

It looked like a fairly standard planning application for a change of use from shop to restaurant on the corner of Drury Street and Castle Mark(...)

Tanya Kiang - Director, the Gallery of Photography Worst advice: “Don’t waste your brains on the arts.” Tanya Kiang’s father was an as(...)

The Dublin pubs market is ripe for attack from well-capitalised new entrants such as Wetherspoon and Greene King.
Whose round is it, anyway?

The recent news that the British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has entered the Dublin market has sparked a rather predictable outcry from supposed defender(...)

Jay Bourke: negotiating on behalf of Nede to take over Charlie’s II takeaway

Stubbornness, thy name is Jay Bourke. Battered and bruised, bloody but unbowed, and with several enemies as well as friends in Dublin’s bar and restau(...)

I want to love this place. So I’m prepared to look past a lot of stuff. Like when they don’t seem to have a record of our booking. And the table we ge(...)

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