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A Dublin choir made up of people affected by homelessness

The Dublin branch of the High Hopes Community Choir explored the concept of home as part of This is Pop Baby’s ‘Where We Live’ performance series at the St Patrick’s Festival. High Hopes have a particularly special insight into the word as they are no ordinary choir, being entirely made up by individuals who have experienced the hardship of having nowhere at all to call home. In this interview we chat with what the choir means to its members.

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From redundancy to a burgeoning baking business

The Cupcake Bloke aka Graham Herterich talks about how he went from working in high end kitchens to studying to become a priest, to dropping out to create his own business. This interview details how a series of lucky breaks took him to where he is now, a successful business owner with a regular TV slot.

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Making a Business out of Graffiti

In this interview we meet Steve O’Donnell the owner of the creative agency, All Out Design. He explains how his love of graffiti and teaching led him to working with organisations like RTÉ and Adidas. He also talks about a stunt that got him over a million views worldwide and his work philosophy.

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An Independent Brewery That Loves A Good Pun!

Paul O Connor and Stephen Clinch are cousins and owners of Trouble Brewing. In this interview they talk about their desire to get away from working for someone else so that they could own something of their own. They also chat about not chasing targets and their love of a good pun.

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This Mexican Man is on a Mission to Show the Irish what real Mexican Food is

Hugo Camacho Romero is the owner of Café Azetca in Dublin. He’s from Mexico City and has lived in Ireland since the 90’s. In this interview he talks about his passion for real Mexican food and his mission to teach people about it. He shares his love of Irish culture which led him to learn the tin whistle and flute. He also talks about his other love, water polo.

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