Zendesk, a software as a service (SAAS) company that specialises in helping companies’ customer care operations, announced earlier this year that they will be creating 300 new jobs at their Dublin offices.
The company was founded in Copenhagen 10 years ago and has grown massively since then. With six products and over 100,000 customers worldwide, it has come a long way.
“The initial concept was making life easier for customer support engineers,” says Colum Twomey, Zendesk Vice President. “We developed a customer support platform, a software as a service product, and that’s where we came from. Since then we’ve developed more products and addressed a broader mark
An extremely well-preserved Viking terrace of houses has been discovered after archaeological excavations on a site at 124-128, The Coombe, Dublin 8. Archaeologist Aisling Collins carried out the excavations at the site of a new hotel development on The Coombe, near St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which was overseen by the City Archaeologist, Dr. Ruth Johnson on behalf of Dublin City Council.
According to Ruth, “This find was highly revealing about Dublin’s past. Aisling and her team initially discovered late 17th century foundation remains of several stone and red brick buildings, boundary walls and cobble surfaces in the upper level.” Further excavations revealed the remains of three large stone property boundary walls and an unusual stone well with steps down into it, associated with industrial activity, in yards to the rear of 13th/14th century houses which originally stood closer towards the street frontage. The walls were recorded and removed to reveal a thick layer of post-medieval garden soils. The medieval houses themselves remain un-investigated and they have been preserved in-situ and will be incorporated into the design, under the hotel ground floor lobby.
For 23 years The Ark in Temple Bar has provided the children of Dublin, and of Ireland, with the opportunity to experience and participate in art and culture.
We visited The Ark to learn about what’s on offer for children and families today.
The Ark is a dedicated cultural centre for children. It was the first of its kind in Europe, quite a forward-thinking facility for this little island. It was founded after the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of The Child, which safeguards children’s right to access culture and art. The Ark “believes in every child’s right to discover and love art in a society where creativity and culture are valued a
Focussing on two triptych commissions by composers, David Fennessy and Andrew Hamilton, audiences will hear Hamilton’s complete 3-part work music for thomas bernhard co-commissioned with the Cork International Choral Festival, which includes the 2010 Everything is Ridiculous, and the first two movements of Fennessy’s triptych, Letter to Michael and Ne reminiscaris. The final part of Fennessy’s triptych will be completed and premiered in the Autumn of 2018.
Other musical treats include a delightful arrangement by Paul Hillier of Raglan Road, James Macmillan’s The Gallant Weaver, and
MSD has submitted planning permission for the construction of its major new biotech plant in Swords. The company’s new biologics facility will be built on the site of its former women’s healthcare product business. The planning application confirms the company’s intention to refurbish and repurpose buildings already on site to make them suitable for the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals. The footprint for the new development will be 43,000sq m – a significant increase on the 31,000sq m occupied by the previous plant.
It’s an economic truth, universally acknowledged, that innovation is at the core of most successful businesses.
This is of course, easier said than done, which is why centres of incubations are so necessary in fostering it. Ireland can proudly boast six bio-incubation facilities, 16 Institute of Technology and 30 campus innovation hubs, all contributing to making this country one of the globe’s most exciting places for both research and development, and in which to do business.
At the heart of all this, you’ll find NovaUCD. Located on the campus of University College Dublin, this state-of-the-art facility, which opene
In collaboration with Róisín de Buitléar, Fred Curtis, Eamonn Hartley, and Greg Sullivan, three masters of glass cutting and engraving from Waterford create an exhibition; CAUTION! Fragile, Irish glass – Tradition in Transition. Collectively considered, the work comments on the history and social experience of working in the Waterford Crystal factory and living in Ireland. CAUTION! Fragile not only refers to the delicate nature of glass, but is also an appeal to cherish and respect the long tradition of glass engraving and cutting in Ireland.
Glass swords, bells and musical instruments
Norah McVeigh is battling to save her brother Kyran. He made the decision to go on hunger strike and has lost consciousness. Norah is now faced with the difficult decision to respect his political choice or save his life.
Through confrontations with the British Foreign Office, the Catholic Church, the RUC, the IRA, and her own family, Norah’s convictions and loyalties are put to the test.
'Norah' is a portrayal of one family caught up in the struggle that became known internationally as The Irish Hunger Strike - the struggle by republican prisoners who refused to be tr
The multiple Tony Award-winning ASSASSINS lays bare the lives of nine people who assassinated (or tried to assassinate) the President of the United States.
The nation’s most notorious assassins gather on stage to violently pursue a twisted American Dream… Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music combine in this bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny musical.
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM - Book by JOHN WEIDMAN
Musical Director....Cathal Synnott
Bring your friends, your family, your dogs (on leads!) and your picnics to Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin for Experience Japan 2018! Enjoy Japanese and Irish music and dance on the main stage, traditional and modern Japanese cultural activities around the park, martial arts displays, and a wide range of food from Japanese restaurants including Yamamori, Musashi and Wa Café.
The Plough and the Stars was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1926. The audience rioted. Now regarded as a masterpiece, this provocative play is an essential part of our understanding of 1916. Recently performed during the centenary of the Easter Rising, Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes returns with this production of Sean O’Casey’s absorbing play.
Set amid the tumult of the Easter Rising, The Plough and the Stars is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time.
The residents of a Dublin tenement shelter from the violence that sweeps through t
Culture Date with Dublin 8 is a neighbourhood initiative which took place for the first time in 2017.
The weekend saw a series of special events and activities taking place in the historical and cultural landmarks Richmond Barracks, Goldenbridge Cemetery, Kilmainham Gaol, the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park and IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art. Each of these institutions will welcome you to explore the rich heritage, culture and stories that lie just beyond your doorstep.
Highlights included speciality tours of Kilmainham Gaol, guided tours and
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#OnThisDay in 1975, Hugh O'Conor, a photographer, music video editor, actor, director and @tcdalumni was born in Dublin. O'Conor studied drama at the @BeckettTheatre. He starred in the famous film My left Foot, which he won the Young Artist Awards for in 1990 https://t.co/YPRNfzT1fg
Looking for stars? Try BIMM
Spotted a famous musician in Dublin recently? There’s a fair chance they were coming out of DIT’s school of commercial music. Situated on Francis Street in Dublin 8, the British and Irish Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) holds regular masterclasses for its students with world-class musicians: Imelda May, Danny O’Donoghue of The Script, Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain and even Hozier have paid surprise visits. US singer-songwriter John Grant offered a songwriting masterclass. U2’s The Edge has attended a BIMM graduation ceremony.
All of the tutors at BIMM are working mus
There are literally hundreds of young entrepreneurs launching their start-ups in Dublin, hoping to climb the precarious ladder in the tech, food and pharma sectors.
Many of these companies will go on to achieve greatness; some will be quietly successful, others will become well-known names across the globe. Others, sadly, will perish under the immense pressure of starting and running a company from scratch.
Dublin.ie caught up with Jack Kirwan (pictured above right), founder and co-owner of Sprout & Co. restaurants, which are, well, sprouting up all over the city, to find out what it takes to get from that init
On a summer day in Dublin city, there’s no danger of being bored.
Indeed, for a relatively small city (by international standards), there’s always something to do, and this is remarked on by most visitors to the city. Yes, there are tourist attractions worth checking out: the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, the National Gallery, the Natural History Museum and Christchurch Cathedral are all worth a look, but Dublin really comes alive through its people and its culture.
Between theatre, live music, art exhibitions and installations, talks and workshops, comedy and family-friendly events happening Monday to Sunday, right through the yea
Adding colour to the walls across Dublin, James Earley is bringing street art out of its sub-cultured roots. By spray painting concepts onto walls, Earley is proving that street art is more than just stylistic.
Dublin.ie: How do you feel street artists are perceived?
James Earley: Some people have this idea that as a street artist, you could be stand-offish, but that’s not the case at all. The majority of us are very open and want to get people involved. I’ve met a lot of people when I’m working on walls in the city, asking ‘will ya put my name on it’ or ‘can I have a go’ – they’re gas craic!
I used to d
It’s still early in the morning when I walk up the steps to the National Library.
Standing on the porch, through the fence I can see the TDs totter up the path next-door, folders underarm, heading into the Government Buildings. This Kildare Street building has housed Dublin’s main public reference library since 1890, and in Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, he describes students gathering here to smoke and chat. Inside, it is quieter than even a library should be although there are a few eager types waiting in the lobby. A cleaner polishes around the bronze bust of Senator Mi
Closing, albeit temporarily, a much loved Dublin attraction isn’t something you do lightly but Jameson did just that with Bow Street Distillery at the end of 2016.
Following renovation, the doors are back open so we went stopped by for a visit. This beautiful and historic building has gone under numerous changes, the most recent of which has seen the building transformed into a spacious venue for distillery tours and events.
Paula Reynolds is the project manager at the Jameson Brand Home, and played a central role in the redevelopment of the site. “We’ve been lucky in t