Barry Wallace opened his latest eatery Pang on Dublin’s Kevin Street a year ago, a healthy takeaway specialising in Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls. Here he explains how the recession became the catalyst for starting his own business, how a market stall opened with a friend in a suburban business park became a successful brand and how his travels in Asia and passion for variety and sustainability inspired him to bring this latest unique concept to Dublin.
The Trinity College Zoological Museum is tucked away towards the back of the Trinity College campus. Housed within the busy Zoology Department, the museum is enthusiastically staffed by the students themselves. Curator Dr Martyn Linnie discusses his vision for the future of one of the city’s most unusual attractions, and shares some of the fascinating tales behind the specimens themselves.
A death in the family prompted Brian McMahon to digitise his prized collection of old Irish adverts and pop culture keepsakes. What began as a hobby evolved into a blog, and from that grew the award-winning Brandnewretro.ie, a digital time-capsule preserving over 3,000 of them, all scanned and uploaded by Brian himself.
Ireland is experiencing a craft beer revolution, with smaller independent brands swaying the masses away from the mainstays. One of these is DOT brew. Founded by Shane Kelly in 2015, they have focused on serving up distinctive brews to their followers. Here Shane describes his passion for brewing, and how it all came about in the first instance.
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.
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.
Brian Kenny, founder of Silverskin, details how his first job in coffee at aged sixteen determined his career. He shares his experience of opening up a coffee-shop in Dublin’s most expensive property, to getting nudged out by Starbucks. Read how he get to where he is now, owner of a coffee roastery.
Peters day job is as a firefighter for the Dublin Fire Brigade but it’s his activities outside of work that piqued our interest. From champion kick-boxer to president of the Irish whiskey association to his current quest, to climb the seven summits of the world… he’s got two left to climb.