Independent coffee shops offer free drinks to protest new Starbucks
More than 15 independent cafes in Dublin are giving out free coffees today in response to a planned new branch of Starbucks.
The international coffee giant has 50 branches located throughout the capital and there are plans to add a new branch on Crampton Quay.
In protest independent coffee shops will offer free coffee today from 1pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm.
There was also a giveaway hour between 8am and 9am this morning.
The Clockwork Door, Coco Brew, Il Fornaio Enoteca, Foam cafe, Celtic Cookie Company. Coffee Cartel coffee cart, Gallaher and Co, The Dwarf Jar and The Joy of Cha are all participating.
Meanwhile, The Stage Door, The Tram Cafe, Il Fornaio Cafe, The Bus Stop Cafe, BG cafe & Deli and Tamp and Stitch are also involved, along with The Yellow Cup and Kaph.