Jay Bourke: ‘The last recession, it changed everybody’

Critics and past creditors of the talented publican-restaurateur ‘could fill a small bar’

Jay Bourke: ‘I am a very lucky man.’ Photograph: Collins

Jay Bourke: ‘I am a very lucky man.’ Photograph: Collins

“Berlin D2 came up on Saturday, and then later his name came up as the man involved in it, and it was like, ‘Ah f**k, here we go again’.”

The speaker is a senior figure in the Dublin pub sector, speaking off the record about when he discovered that Jay Bourke – Jonathan Paget Bourke – was associated with Berlin D2, the establishment that burst into the news last weekend courtesy of a social media video clip.

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