Business Post Magazine

Take back this city: ‘It’s rare to see musicians in Dublin city with a guitar on their back’ - Sunil Sharpe

They might be frustrated by Dublin’s failings, but they are equally optimistic about how the city could be improved, five Dubliners give their views on how the capital can fulfil its potential

Sunil Sharpe: ‘Dublin could take a leaf out of Cork’s book and put active churches into cultural use. St John’s Church is a music and arts venue, but still holds regular services.’ Picture: Maura Hickey

Three years ago, the Business Post Magazine asked a number of creatives about their hopes for the capital in the decade to come. But just a few weeks later the world came to standstill with the rapid spread of Covid-19. Borders slammed shut, flights became grounded and plans were ripped up.

Dublin has survived the pandemic, but it has not emerged unscathed. It is battered and bruised, with an uncertain future. We asked five Dubliners ...