The closure of Bewley's on Grafton Street in Dublin city centre put the rents issue in sharp focus for everyone.
It sparked lots of outrage with letter writers to newspapers upset at the loss of 110 jobs and a national treasure.
Historian Niamh Puriseil explains the city's love affair with Bewleys.
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