St Patrick’s Festival

As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick's Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. What better way to spend it than over five fun-filled days in Dublin at St. Patrick's Festival from 15th-19th March? The festival sets out to seize that opportunity, and completely transform the national and international perception of St. Patrick's Day in Dublin. This country is bursting with the kind of creative energy, ideas and enthusiasm required to make our national holiday an unforgettable experience for all.

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NovaUCD: Cool Ideas, Hot Tech

It’s an economic truth, universally acknowledged, that innovation is at the core of most successful businesses. Actually being innovative, however, is easier said than done. Which is why centres of incubations are so necessary. Ireland can proudly boast nine university incubation centres, six university bio incubation centres and 15 Institute of Technology incubation centres, 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 Dubli

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Dublin Airport going to tender with deal worth €350m

Dublin Airport is about to launch a major tender process including two separate contracts, one of which will comprise 21 food and beverage outlets in a deal forecast to have total revenues of about €350 million. The airport’s operator, the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), said it’s looking to “transform” the food and drink offering at the airport across Terminals 1 and 2. The first, and larger, contract includes 21 units with an annual turnover of about €35 million. The second contract includes four bars which are expected to generate annual sales of about €15 million. The DAA’s move is a significant new departure that will ultimately give more flexibility over the 21 units. Additionally, it won’t have to go to the market with 21 separate tender processes. Transfer of business legislation (known as TUPE) means staff currently employed across the units won’t lose their jobs but will simply transfer to working for another operator as long as a restaurant is replaced by a restaurant and a bar by a bar.

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Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk

Dún Laoghaire to Howth

The annual Harbour2Harbour Walk takes place along the scenic Dublin Bay on St Patrick's Day 2019. Grab your walking shoes and come along for a guaranteed fun day out! It's an alternative way to celebrate St Patrick's Day. You can choose to walk from Dún Laoghaire Harbour to Howth Harbour or vice versa, and the 16 mile/26km route is suitable for most fitness levels. The walk takes participants along the spectacularly scenic Dublin Bay and more than 2,000 people are expected to take part. Don't forget to stop off at the Halfway Hooley hosted by Dublin Port Company to enjoy music and refr

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What's On

Electric

Smock Alley Theatre

Baby wipes, glitter and cans at the ready, Joni and Scarlett head off on their respective weekends. From two walks of life and residing on two sides of the festival, the pair unexpectedly meet in the neon fields of Electric Picnic. Hysterically riotous and soul-stirring, Electric probes our innate prejudices and preconceived notions of who we are while taking you on the session of a lifetime! The show transports you to the fields of Stradbally where a 72 hour party is in full swing, Electric Picnic. Amidst the mayhem two young girls unexpectedly find their paths crossed. Be ready to dance,

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Noel Coward's Fallen Angels

Smock Alley Theatre

Noel Coward's Fallen Angels. London, 1926. And two "wretchedly happily married" women are about to have their lives turned upside down by the return of their former French lover. Buckle up. Audiences will watch the scandal unravel in greyscale. Actors, set, costume – all made-up and treated to appear in total black and white, paying homage to the earliest stars of the Silver Screen. Silent movie montages accompanied by original composition support a physical style that borrows from early movie greats like Chaplin and Keaton. How many iconic movie moments will you spot? Refused a licens

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Tech Job Fair Dublin

WeWork

Tech Job Fair Dublin 2019 is a great opportunity for students and job seekers to participate in meaningful conversations with companies and learn about their culture, job requirements, and more. Best recruiting is done face-to-face! Who's coming? Everyone from retail, software, pharma, finance, media, healthcare, automotive, engineering or fashion industry, startups, agencies, recruitments to high growth companies are kindly invited! This event will target local job seekers from tech and business filed: developers, designers, marketers, sellers, financiers, managers, BI, analysts, product m

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Ireland's Call

Axis

Follow the lives and family histories of three young men as they grow up in Coolock on Dublin's northside. What shapes them and entices them to a life of crime? Examining issues of class, religion and identity, this new play is an unflinching exploration of the Irish psyche, bringing our collective guilts, secrets and flaws to the surface. 'A stark anthem to life on the margins' - The Irish Times.

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Blue Planet II - Live in Concert

3Arena

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, along with conductor Matthew Freeman, will provide the live accompaniment to the stunning visuals of Blue Planet II – Live In Concert. Bringing the wonders and mysteries of the planet's oceans and its inhabitants to the arena stage, Blue Planet II – Live In Concert, will present a selection of incredible visuals from the BAFTA Award winning BBC One landmark series, highlighting the amazing natural wonders of our blue planet in breath-taking detail, projected on a giant state of the art 4K Ultra HD LED screen. Accompanied by the original immersi

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American Idiot

Gaiety Theatre

This story of youthful disillusion and mistrust of society and government has never been more current; particularly with the modern parallels in the USA where school children have mobilised to form an impressive campaign for gun law reform. The musical's hit songs include Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Holiday and the blockbuster title track, American Idiot from Green Day's 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included are several songs from Green Day's 2009 release 21st Century Breakdown, and an unreleased love song, When It's Time.

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Science in the City

Recently, astronomers at the Alma telescope in Chile discovered a supermassive black hole near the centre of the Milky Way. It is said to be one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun and roughly 1.4 trillion kilometres in length. When we read a science story, it is almost always sensational news. However, a lot of science stories go under the radar of the ordinary non-scientist, primarily because we simply don’t understand it; it’s too complex unless it’s a news story on a topical subject that we can relate to, like space or cancer research. A number of outreach programmes set up by Scienc

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Dublin Treasures – Sunlight Chambers

‘Sunlight Chambers’, it says over the door of the office building on the corner of Parliament Street and Essex Quay. What a lovely name! But why is the building called that? Facing north across the Liffey, it certainly wasn’t catching many rays when Dublin.ie visited on a day in December. With its arched windows and overhanging eaves, it looks like an Italian palace, built perhaps for a cadet branch of the Medici family c1500. But hang on a second, what’s with the strange 3D decorations stuck on the walls of the first and second storeys? There’s nude babies, a donkey, a man building a boat, two men constructing an arch, a bunch of Renaissance-styl

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Dublin Treasures – Phil Lynott’s Statue

In a random (and completely unscientific) study I asked several people to name five of the best known statues in Dublin. Merrion Square’s Oscar Wilde was name checked, as was Patrick Kavanagh’s canal bank sit‐down. Some confusion reigned as to where Molly Malone had been repositioned from Grafton Street (she now wheels her wheelbarrow on Suffolk Street) but each and every person questioned mentioned the iconic bronze statue of rock star Phil Lynott, who left us for the great stage in the sky 33 years ago ‐ January 4th, 1986, to be precise. While the immortalisations of Daniel O’Connell, James Connolly, Charles Stewart Parnell or James Larkin went unmentioned in our (again to be stressed, unscientific) poll, one might take this as less of a lack of interest in Dublin’s political history, and more of an indication as to the special place the Thin Lizzy frontman continues to hold in Dubliners’ hearts. A poet and a rocker, the Brummie‐born lead singer and bassist, who grew up in Crumlin, remains one of the city’s most beloved sons.

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How Dublin Works: Eco Mattress Recycling

Mattress Mick’s got nothing on this. This is the greatest gathering of mattresses you’ve ever seen, taking up most of the floor space in a warehouse in Glasnevin. With stacks and stacks of the things 20 and 30 deep, even the most sensitive of princesses could get a decent 40 winks here. If it wasn’t, that is, for the occasional high-pitched squishing noise coming from the machine that bales-up mattress innards in preparation for recycling. Eco Mattress does two very valuable things simultaneously. As a social enterprise, it provides jobs and hands-on work experience for p

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Language Dublin: Istituto Italiano

Renata Sperandio is the director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Dublino, the Dublin branch of the Italian cultural institute. Renata, from Belluno in the Veneto region of Italy, has been in Dublin for three years. She has another three to go before her next posting. And, God bless her, she’s learning Irish – with the help of Duolingo, the well-known Irish language learning app. ‘Duolingo’s on my phone too’, says Dublin.ie. ‘It’s terrific.’ ‘Is it?’, asks Renata. ‘Well, yes it is’, I explain. Duolingo does an excellent job indeed. But it’s got its work cut out for it – because, make no mistake

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St Patrick's Festival

Highlights from the 2018 Festival

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