Jay Bourke

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Berlin Bar: a video of a barman hanging off the bar pouring a drink into customers’ mouths went viral. Photograph: Tom Honan

Berlin Bar in Dublin is facing a court challenge to the renewal of its licence after footage emerged last month showing customers crowding around the (...)

Jay Bourke has said the decision not to allow all pubs to reopen is illogical.  Photograph: Collins

The owner of a Dublin venue that failed to observe social distancing guidelines has promised that more brunches planned for this weekend will be “very(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Dara Calleary: former minister for agriculture Calleary appears to fail to grasp “clear and unambiguous” rules. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Is Ireland at risk of becoming an accidental Sweden? The restrictions introduced this week were not like the short, sharp shock of March – instead th(...)

The pool party and music festival at  Maya Beach water park in Wuhan, China last Saturday, which was  attended by 15,000 people. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

While Ireland blew its head gasket this week over a boisterous brunch party attended by 51 young people in Berlin/D2 bar in Dublin, in Wuhan they held(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly described the scenes at the Dublin city venue as ‘reckless’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has described the scenes at a Dublin city venue at the centre of a controversy over alleged breaches of coronavir(...)

People pass graffiti in Dublin City centre. Photograph: Tom Honan

There were no further deaths of people from Covid-19 but an additional 56 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in the State, the National P(...)

Bewley’s  first opened on Grafton Street in 1927. Since then, the cafe has served tens of millions of Dubliners and visitors to the city. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Developer Johnny Ronan’s Ronan Group Real Estate (RGRE) has said it remains hopeful that Bewley’s will reopen its historic Grafton Street cafe next Mo(...)

Bewley’s on Grafton Street, Dublin is listed under the city’s Record of Protected Structures. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Tom Brabazon, is to spearhead plans to try to again save Bewley’s cafe on Grafton Street, following the announcement it is t(...)

Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street in Dublin. Staff at the cafe have been told it will close permanently. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The operator of Bewley’s cafe on Grafton Street decided to close the historic cafe after concluding that sales could be hit by 40-80 per cent under Co(...)

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