The Profile: Paddy McKillen jr

The enigmatic developer is seeing his Press Up group go from strength to strength on the Dublin nightlife and hospitality scene – but not everybody is happy about it

Paddy McKillen jr remains a man of mystery on the Irish property scene. Illustration: Peter Hanan

In brief:

Name: Paddy McKillen jr

Occupation: the publicity-averse restaurateur and developer reshaping Dublin

Age: 39

Appearance: only those close to him know, such is his camera-shyness

Newsworthiness: his firm has just posted pre-pandemic revenues of almost €100 million, and is still expanding

In depth:

During the summer, Paddy McKillen jr’s Press Up Entertainment attempted to pull off a deal that would see it take over one of the most celebrated restaurants in Dublin.

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