Thursday October 22, 2020

Harbo’s Great Leap: What Niall Harbison did next

Niall Harbison, the controversy-courting former private chef who has built a foodie digital empire, has seen his Lovin Dublin site go from strength to strength in recent times. But he’s still hungry for more success

28th May, 2017
Niall Harbison: ‘When you’re working in an online environment, it’s hard to filter out the people who say crazy stuff about you’ pic: Bryan Meade

Niall Harbison is late for our interview. Half an hour after the scheduled time, he bursts into reception with a barrage of apologies. An email system meant to register the arrival of guests appears to be acting up, Harbison tells me. The message from the lobby didn’t come through.

The Lovin Group founder is still settling into the company’s new offices on Mount Street Lower, just off Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. Part of...

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