Karl Purdy

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The new subsidy was announced as part of the July Stimulus package last week.

The Government has reversed a decision to exclude proprietary directors from the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) after small business owners(...)

Duke Street is among several streets to be closed to weekend traffic. File Photograph: The Irish Times

Several streets on Dublin city centre’s south side are to be closed to weekend traffic in an experiment to see if economic activity can be revitalised(...)

Colin Harmon of 3fe Coffee in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The front line of the VAT hikes which hit the hospitality sector as the new year dawned has been the country’s coffee shops, where the price of a caff(...)

Ali Budan,  a barista  at The Fumbally, Dublin 8, uses a  Clever Dripper or a Kalita Wave, depending on her mood.

We may be traditionally known as a nation of tea drinkers but coffee is fast becoming the hot beverage of choice in Ireland with specialised coffee sh(...)

Karl Purdy, coffee expert and owner of Coffeeangel

So far this week we’ve been told that drinking between three and five cups of coffee a day could help prevent heart disease, then cautioned by medical(...)

Karen and Darren Gardiner, proprietors of Ground Espresso Bars, which plans to create more than 100 jobs in the coming year as part of a multimillion-pound expansion plan that will include a unit in Dublin.

Northern Ireland’s largest independent cafe chain, Ground Espresso Bars, is opening its first outlet in the Republic, with clothing retailer Next, in (...)

Kary Purdy outside his shop, Coffeeangel, on South Anne Street Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

I ’m standing in a small room off the Lisbon Road in Belfast and about to cup. My host, Hugh Gilmartin from Specialist Beverages, says we are r(...)