Riggers D.8 is a casual neighbourhood eatery on bustling Emmet Road, nestled between Inchicore and Kilmainham in the heart of Dublin 8.
Riggers D.8 is so-called after owner and chef Shane Rigney or Riggers to all but his parents. Shane started his food business, Riggers Recipes in 2013 providing catering solutions for at-home parties, small private functions and eventually contracting to other cafes and small restaurants. He sold a range of high-end ready meals, sauces and condiments through an online platform and through small grocers and establishments around the Dublin area until 2017. At the time taking things forward, scaling up and moving into the investment arena and larger-scale production didn’t feel like the right fit for what Rigs wanted his brand to become.