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Bullets and bras: the Ann Summers boss remembers the rare old times in Dublin

11th November, 2018
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Jaqueline Gold, the founder of lingerie chain Ann Summers Pic: REX

Jacqueline Gold recently regaled the BBC’s Desert Island Discs with some choice recollections on opening for business in Ireland in 1999.

Ahead of launching her first Ann Summers shop on O’Connell Street in Dublin, she was sent a bullet in the post and there was a hail of public protest and opposition from the local authority.

It’s hard to credit that a naughty knickers shop should raise such a fuss at the...

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