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Nicola O'Higgins, Fishmonger

Nichola O'Higgins owns and runs a fish shop in Wicklow with her Husband, who is also a Chef.  The job entails sourcing the best supply of fish, presenting it in the most attractive manner, providing advice to her customers on how to cook it, marketing their services, keeping the accounts in order and maintaining the highest levels of hygiene at all times.

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