Food & Wine

‘A real education’: Saba’s Paul Cadden on going into retail, and his hopes for the restaurant trade

As he launches a new range with Dunnes Stores, the Mayo-born entrepreneur is optimistic about the prospects for 2024

Paul Cadden in Saba on South William Street in Dublin. Picture: Fergal Phillips

In Saba on South William Street in Dublin city centre, Paul Cadden and I are discussing the mood-boosting, and business-boosting, properties of sunshine. I’d arrived for our interview with my sunglasses on and my coat over my arm, just as Cadden and his team were welcoming a group of tourists making a stop on a food tour.

“It’s really great, people are in such good form and the city is buzzing,” he says as we ...