Capital battle

Liam and Des O’Dwyer were the undisputed pioneers of the Dublin superpub, opening exotic and expansive clubs and pubs in the capital city long before it was popular.

26th September, 2009

Liam and Des O’Dwyer were the undisputed pioneers of the Dublin superpub, opening exotic and expansive clubs and pubs in the capital city long before it was popular.

However, as the old adage goes, pioneers get shot and settlers make money.

Ten days ago, the O’Dwyer brothers went before the High Court and acknowledged that Capital Bars, their sprawling empire of Dublin pubs, clubs and hotels, was effectively insolvent.

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