Battle of the boozers

The boom may be back, but casualties are predicted as Dublin’s top publicans face off in a hospitality arms race

18th March, 2018
Café en Seine, Dawson Street

Are we heading towards ‘peak pub’ in Dublin? The news last week that the capital’s most prolific and aggressive venue owner, Press Up Entertainment, may seek a public listing made many in the trade wonder.

“There are only so many superpubs any city can take before you start competing with yourself,” said David L’Estrange, a pub owner and investor of several decades’ standing.

“Even with full...

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