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Dublin could get a bar where phones are banned and you have to talk politics

Sounds fun.

IF ALL GOES to plan, Dublin could be getting a completely new bar on the scene.

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Neil Adams, along with his pal Liam, claims to be setting up a Politics Bar near Kildare Street.

Their manifesto makes them stand out from the others, including only permitting conversation surrounding politics, no mobile phones and laptops, no TV or music, and nobody is permitted to stand at the bar.

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The last one is a HUGE plus, in fairness.

The pub is set to open on December 30, but plans are pretty vague at the moment.

Neil told that they are the ‘real deal’, and hope to employ nine full time staff.

The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. There has been a lot of people wondering about it. Needless to say, some people don’t understand it, therefore can be negative. I understand that.

Adams was born in South Africa but living in Ireland since 1989, in the bar trade since 2000 and hopes that this will create a new haven for lovers of politics in the Dublin 2 area. Similar pubs have been opened in Westminster and as far as Japan.

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He says the lack of TV and wifi will just ‘add to the charm and enhance conversation’.

Everyone wants a copper face jacks or a Workmans club. And that’s fine. But we cater to those who enjoy conversation about politics. Like many a speakeasy at the turn of the last century.

If the reception to the idea is anything to go by, it looks as though a few pints will be had:

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