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Diversity in Dublin

Creative Ireland and Dublin City Council, supported by the Gallery of Photography Ireland and Dublin.ie, are delighted to announce the five successful photographers chosen to respond creatively to the theme of ‘diversity’ in Dublin city. This significant commission will support five artists to connect and engage with diverse Dublin communities, creating exciting new connections between the artist, local communities and the city. The winning photographers are Mandy O’Neill, Ala Buisir, Jialin Long, Tessy Ehiguese and Tobi Isaac-Irein. The commissions will be presented to the public through an outdoors exhibition on digipanels, metropoles and bus shelters across the city, for a

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Make A Day Of It – Smithfield & Stoneybatter

Smithfield & Stoneybatter is a short hop from the city centre, and home to a vibrant community of businesses and attractions. Join us for a browse in Bí URBAN, a studio for social creativity and a shop that sells locally-made products, some authentic Italian grub in Grano and a trip to the flicks at Light House Cinema.

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Dublin Winter Lights

As part of Dublin Winter Lights 2021, Dublin City Council is inviting groups and individuals to create artworks around the theme of "Dublin’s Winter Wildlife". These artworks will be projected at Barnardo’s Square, Dame Street during the month of December with the top three entries being awarded a prize by Dublin’s Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland. The top three designs will also be used as the Lord Mayor’s official Christmas Card for 2021.

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Dublin as a Learning City

Lifelong learning is crucial to the quality of an individual’s life. It boosts self-esteem, increases employability, helps individuals meet new people from a range of backgrounds and transcend social boundaries, all while enriching local communities. That’s why Dublin has joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) and formally became a Learning City in 2019. The initiative seeks to promote the various ways people can learn something new, both inside and outside the classroom, through traditional and non-traditional methods. It aims to ensure that educati

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Capturing Dublin’s Air Quality Street-by-Street

A new initiative between Dublin City Council’s Smart Dublin programme and Google will see the capital’s air quality monitored street-by-street for the next year. It’s the next phase of a partnership with Google’s Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) to inform smart transit programs to reduce emissions and increase the use of cleaner modes of travel. Google’s first electric Street View car, a Jaguar I-PACE, will be deployed around the city, measuring air quality until May 2022. In Ireland, this is the first time a Google Street View car has captured air pollution and gr

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Invest

With a strong, open economy, strategic location and unrivalled tax incentives, it’s no wonder that investment in Dublin is strong. If you plan to invest in the city, here are some stats to reassure you that you’re making the right decision. 1. FDI recently exceeded €1 trillion In 2019, foreign direct investment throughout Ireland exceeded more than €1 trillion for the first time. According to

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What's On

The Nightmare Realm

RDS

There will be a ‘deadly’ buzz in the capital this October as Ireland’s most terrifying Halloween attraction, The Nightmare Realm, makes a much anticipated return to The RDS in search of fresh victims from the 9 th -31 st . You’re in for one ‘hell’ of a show as this extreme horror walkthrough was voted the ‘World’s Best Halloween Event’ (Unilad) and the ‘Best Independent European Halloween Attraction’ (Scare Tour). The malevolent spirits and crazy creatures lurking within The Nightmare Realm walls are ‘dying’ to give thrill seekers a scare to remember and are sai

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Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival

Online

Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders in partnership with Amnesty International, Fighting Words, Irish Council for Civil Liberties, National Women’s Council of Ireland, Trócaire, and Poetry Ireland will implement the 2021 Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival to showcase and highlight the extraordinary work of human rights defenders in Ireland and around the world, past and present, and the role of the arts and artists in promoting human rights today. The festival will run for ten days from Friday 15 October to Sunday 24 October 2021. The artistic curator for the festival is Mary Moynihan

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Utopia

National Concert Hall

In the uncharted territories ahead: What do you want? What happens next? We’ve navigated through the global crisis, and now we find ourselves among inadequate social structures, claustrophobic ways of life, and burned out rhythms. We also find people asking questions about how to embrace uncertainty and the unknown, to sort out the trajectories of their lives without knowing where the world is going. The only map we have for this new territory is what we want. The only option is utopia. Presented by Una Mullally and Conner Habib, in collaboration with the National Concert Hall and multipl

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The Magic of Motown

Olympia Theatre

Seen by over a million people, now in its 16th year touring. It’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history. Come celebrate our brand-new show for 2021 as we Reach Out and show you there Ain’t No Mountain High Enough with the biggest Motown party of the year. Get ready for all the hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines and outstanding musicianship in this breath-taking live concert spectacular. You will be going Loco down in Acapulco as we take you back down memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such

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Journalism Is Not A Crime

The New Theatre

Imprisoned journalist Julian Assange faces extradition for telling the truth about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. On October 27 and 28, he will once again go into a courtroom to fight for his life. Ahead of the hearing, this meeting will discuss the legal and political implications of the case, and the importance of Assange's journalism with WikiLeaks to war resistance.

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Santa’s Grotto at EPIC

EPIC

After a busy year, Santa and his elves are back at EPIC. They’ve spent the last few months getting ready for the best Christmas ever and they can’t wait to see you all again! We’ve thought of everything to make your visit extra special. Bookings can be made online for groups of 8 people (maximum). For group bookings of 9+ people contact our Reservations Team directly on 01 906 0861 so that we can ensure your visit to Santa will be safe and meets the latest government Covid guidelines for group gatherings. What's included in your Epic visit to Santa? Individual Visit to Sant

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Our Stories

Creating Dublin face masks

As the pandemic wore on into 2020, and the use of face masks became ubiquitous, the Dublin Place Brand team partnered with the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) to create a series of eye-catching designs. This project aimed not only to keep people safe, but also to celebrate what it means to be a Dubliner. We asked the students at NCAD to highlight Dublin’s creative, cosmopolitan and unique elements within their designs and instill them with a sense of place and belonging. Over 30 high-quality designs were presented, from which seven outstanding designs were chosen. We then worked with a small,

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Arbitration: A Boost for Dublin’s Economy

Following a recent major agreement between the Government and the Hague based Permanent Court of Arbitration there is a significant opportunity for Dublin to become a centre for dispute resolution. Dublin has a huge amount to offer as an international arbitration venue, including a highly respected legal system. Following the UK’s departure from the EU, Ireland will also be the only fully common-law, English speaking country in the EU. Currently cities including Paris, Zurich and Stockholm have been seen as seats for arbitration, however newer places, including Dublin could now attract high profile cases. This has the potential to be a major boost to the econ

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Profit With Purpose

The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in many businesses facing an uncertain future, rethinking how they will make money. Many entrepreneurs have found a silver lining from their new circumstances in being given an unexpected opportunity to work on sustainable and ethical ideas as they reinvent their business. Making your start-up or existing business sustainable or ethical is also a smart, future-proof option. Customers are now much more informed and aware of the environmental impact of their purchases. A more sustainable product or service will create a positive brand image and reputation that will impact the bottom line of many businesses.

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Startup Scene: WIA

Conall Laverty is the founder and CEO of WIA, a start-up company that works with property owners and developers to deploy Internet of Things hardware to reduce cost and improve their buildings’ performance. WIA provides a simple way for people and things to communicate with just a few lines of code. With over 10,000 clients across 100 countries, it has attracted €1 million in venture capital funding with backers including Suir Valley Ventures, Enterprise Ireland and NDRC. As a result, Conall has become a key figure in the global Internet of Things ecosystem. Conall is one to watch. He h

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Wild Lights 2021

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