Plans to locate a Starbucks to a much loved listed building in Cork has provoked outrage in some quarters. Ed Power looks at yet another US behemoth that is loved and loathed.


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A competitor walks up the 10th hole with his caddie during the pro-am ahead of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on January 28, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)



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