Bewley’s Cafes to close…

David Vance regrets the demise of two Dublin landmarks – which were frequented at one time, he reports, by two of his literary heroes – Brendan Behan and James Joyce! Although once grand, both have perhaps suffered from long term lack of investment – there’s a particularly drafty spot at the back of the one on Grafton Street, even in summer!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty