5 brilliant Oscar-nominated Netflix picks to add to your lists
5 brilliant Oscar-nominated Netflix picks to add to your lists

Jennifer McShane

7 things to know about ‘Seaspiracy’, according to a marine scientist
7 things to know about ‘Seaspiracy’, according to a marine scientist

Lauren Heskin

Three fashion insiders on their dream post-lockdown outfits, and where to shop them
Three fashion insiders on their dream post-lockdown outfits, and where to shop them

Sarah Macken

Fancy a night at the theatre? Here’s everything you need to create one at home
Fancy a night at the theatre? Here’s everything you need to create one at home

Shayna Sappington

Gallery: 15 of the best-ever beauty looks from the Oscars
Gallery: 15 of the best-ever beauty looks from the Oscars

Jennifer McShane

Sustainable Irish clothing brands you can feel good about supporting this Earth Day
Sustainable Irish clothing brands you can feel good about supporting this Earth Day

Sarah Finnan

Easy eco-friendly home swaps to help you live more sustainably
Easy eco-friendly home swaps to help you live more sustainably

Megan Burns

Image / Editorial

Work Mates


by IMAGE
13th May 2013
blank

Niamh Browne and Katie Gilroy

blank
blank
Common wisdom dictates never to go into business with a friend. True or false?

False, clearly. Niamh Browne and Katie Gilroy are living proof- they have a great personal and work relationship; having been friends since school days they opened up the buzzy Urbun cafe in Cabinteely in the peak of the recession (2010). If you can withstand the travails that necessarily entailed, anything can be done. “There’s nothing like building something up from the ground and sharing that experience with a mate,” says Katie. Niamh agrees, “you hear a lot of horror stories of friends going into business together but it can really help to have a friend to share the burden with.”

For more evidence to prove the point see Work Mates by Meg Walker in the May issue of IMAGE, out now.

PHOTOGRAPH BY KAROL TRACZ