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As we move into the Instagram phase of ’pandession’ recovery, expect feeds to be dominated by brunch, mimosas and Photoshopped stand-up paddle boarders  at dusk and dawn. Photograph: iStock

As we move into the Instagram phase of ’pandession’ recovery, expect feeds to be dominated by brunch, mimosas and Photoshopped stand-up paddle boarders at dusk and dawn. Photograph: iStock

Last week, a young couple were sitting at the table next to me on the terrace of a Monkstown restaurant. The sun shone, Mediterranean strong. The street was packed.

The gentrification of this part of the world has been quite startling. Not so long ago, this place was home to tyre fitters, exhaust repair works, undertakers, lock-ups and second-hand Fiat sales rooms. Today it is as close to the Upper East Side as South Dublin gets.

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