Richard Corrigan to close The Park Cafe in Dublin citing ‘challenging time’ for industry

The restaurant had received positive reviews, but subsequently was the focus of an investigation of work practices

Richard Corrigan in the Park Cafe in Dublin. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Richard Corrigan, the Irish chef who has enjoyed considerable success in the London restaurant market, is closing his Dublin outlet, The Park Cafe, which opened only a year ago.

An email sent to customers on Friday evening stated that the Ballsbridge premises will close in the new year.

“In what has been a very challenging time for the hospitality industry, it unfortunately no longer makes commercial sense for for us to remain open,” the mail ...