Sunday October 25, 2020

Reimagining Grafton Street for a new era

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage, Grafton Street is struggling, with shop closures and lack of footfall. What can be done to revive Dublin’s premier retail thoroughfare? Some prominent figures in the city put forward their solutions

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
10th October, 2020

Grafton Street means many things to many people. To some, it’s simply a high street. To others, it’s their place of work. When Catherine Claffey was a child, Grafton Street was her playground.

For 60 years, her mother Sally pushed a pram full of flowers from their home on Golden Lane to the corner of Duke Street. That was where she set out her stall. When school was finished, her children...

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