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Coppers and brass

Dublin’s Harcourt Street is infamous for its astonishingly profitable nightclubs, but the bosses who run the street’s hospitality businesses see an even brighter future in the hours of daylight, writes Siobhan Brett.

31st December, 2014
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‘Can I have two forks?”

Steam from the van rolls on the air. The horde twitches at the counter, exchanging fivers for punnets of chips and foil-wrapped burgers; couples bicker about sauces, young girls juggle high heels, hoods up, a drunken huddle shrieks Taylor Swift lyrics. That’s 3am on Harcourt Street, just off St Stephen’s Green in Dublin city centre.

The pavements are lined with people, seated in twos...

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