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Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin is to cease sending trainee priests from the diocese to St Patrick’s College in Maynooth because of a worrying “atmosphere” at the national seminary.

Far from shuffling off this mortal coil, the hipster - or at least what is perceived as hipster culture - has permeated our cultural psyche.

Like a zombie apocalypse slowly taking over the world, the hipsters walk among us. In spite of all the merriment people glean from hipster bashing (the ironic sport du jour in metropolitan circles), dropping the ‘H-bomb’ is now practically redundant.

READ: Why the Shoreditchification of London must stop What’s more, now that we know more about the tax arrangements of some of the global conglomerate coffee chains, forking out for an expensive 'hipster coffee' at breakfast no longer seems quite so abhorrent. Speaking of breakfast, Shoreditch’s Cereal Killer is routinely trumpeted as the ground zero of hipsterdom. It's not just our dinner tables that have been hipsterfied.

Remember the furore it caused last December after it was opened by two hipster brothers from Belfast who charged £3 for a bowl of cereal in Tower Hamlets – a borough where extreme poverty is commonplace? The so-called ‘flat white economy’ - media, internet, and creative businesses - accounted for 7.6 per cent of GDP in 2012 and is estimated to grow to 15.8 per cent by 2025.