Jackie Duddy Jackie Duddy (17) was born at Springtown camp, one of a family of 15. He worked at a local factory, but his passion was boxing (...)

Detail from a cartoon in the ‘Dublin Opinion’ of 1930. Colleagues claim the resemblance with the incumbent diarist is uncanny.

This column has been the subject of online skittishness in recent days following the reemergence, via Twitter, of a vintage Dublin Opinion cartoon fro(...)

John Bruton, seen here with taoiseach  Garret FitzGerald, warned of “serious emerging excesses”. Photograph: Pat Langan

Garret FitzGerald’s unilateral intervention as taoiseach in 1986 to save the Bewley’s chain of cafes in Dublin led to a major row with his minister fo(...)

Revenues running at an annual rate of €5 million-€6 million at Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish coffee group Bewley’s expects to return to profit this year after posting a loss of €18.6 million in 2017, related in large part to a goodwill w(...)

Artist and owner Paddy Campbell in the new James Joyce room in Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street, Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Bewley’s on Grafton Street is set to double its capacity from Thursday morning with the opening of the upper floors of its famous cafe. This will al(...)

Bewley’s recently reopened the company’s Grafton Street cafe with capacity to seat 250 people. This will increase to 500 when upper floors are opened next March. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish coffee group Bewley’s expects to return to the black in 2018 once the last of the costs associated with the €12 million refurbishment of its Gra(...)

Exterior of the refurbished Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street in Dublin, which reopens today. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bewley’s of Grafton Street in Dublin has had a top-to-bottom renovation costing €12 million, but for many of the customers first through the(...)

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams were among the party members at the January meeting with American businessmen.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sinn Féin’s rising popularity prompted a group of American businessman, including some with Wall Street backgrounds, to travel to Dublin in January of(...)

Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street: rent doubled in 2007 to €1.5 million a year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

After five years of fighting a losing battle to have its “excessive annual rent” of €1.5 million reduced to a market level, Irish-owned coffee group B(...)

Revenue for the Campbell Bewley Group rose 6.6 per cent last year to €104 million, the first time since 2004 that turnover topped €100 million. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish-owned coffee group Bewley’s increased its after-tax profits by 43 per cent to €2.2 million last year on the back of strong growth in the UK.Rev(...)

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