Camerino bakery on Capel Street, Dublin 1
This year’s shortlist of 100 nominees for the Best Shops in Ireland 2015 (irish Times Magazine, August 15) makes for an interesting, and somewhat unsettling, observation. A quick tot of the geographical locations indicate that 49 of the shortlisted nominees are located in the general Dublin area, while 44 are to be found countrywide and seven are online.
On closer examination of the 49 Dublin-based nominees I ascertained that only one, the wonderful Camerino on Capel Street, lies north of the river Liffey. Shop horror! Could this signify a strong bias in favour of businesses situated in south Dublin? Surely not.
(north of the Liffey)