Grangegorman Gets Schooled

Young people are the future. It’s why we cherish them and invest in them. That’s not to say that everybody would necessarily be thrilled at the prospect of 20,000 students arriving on their doorstep, which is exactly what will happen at the Dublin Institute of Technology’s formidable new Grangegorman Campus. Thanks to meticulous planning and a comprehensive vision of what the whole area will become, however, this dramatic swelling of Grangegorman’s population is being anticipated with something resembling excitement.

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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 top Brexit pick for financial firms fleeing UK

Dublin is still the most popular location for financial services firms relocating after Brexit, according to EY's latest Brexit tracker. A total of 28 companies have committed to relocating staff or operations to the capital since the June 2016 referendum. Frankfurt is second most popular with 21, with Luxembourg third on 19 and Paris fourth on 18. The tracker does not provide detail on the scale of the staff/operations being moved here, but EY estimates that more than £1.1trn of assets could leave the UK. "The number of jobs that could relocate from the UK to Europe in the near future stands at around 7,000," the professional services firm said. According to recent IDA figures, 5,000 jobs from 70 different companies have been committed to Ireland as a whole because of Brexit. Cormac Kelly, financial services Brexit lead for EY in Ireland, said: "It comes as no surprise that the ongoing political uncertainty surrounding Brexit is continuing to drive organisations to relocate business, people and balance sheet out of London to European centres, specifically Dublin. "We are seeing this first-hand with the arrival of these firms who are taking new office space and recruiting talent as well as seconding experts from their worldwide offices into high-value, skilled roles in Dublin."

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Gaelforce Dublin

Tallaght Stadium

This is no urban myth. This is real. Choose your adventure challenge: GFD 49KM or GFD 29KM. The route crosses the divide between city and country making this a unique adventure challenge. Trail & mountain running/walking. Cycling Kayaking Find yourself on tracks, trails, sealed roads and a shimmering reservoir. Only 20mins from Dublin city centre. Two distances, One city. No limits to the adventure. #EntertheElements

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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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Restoring Bow Street Distillery

The old Jameson whiskey distillery is a beautiful and historic building in the heart of Dublin. It’s undergone numerous changes in its long life, the most recent of which has seen the building transformed into a spacious venue for distillery tours and events. As the project manager at the Jameson Brand Home, Paula Reynolds played a central role in the redevelopment of the site. “We were lucky in that the people working with us on the renovation managed to keep about 90 per cent of the original structures intact.” She points to the glass flooring we’re walking on. “Through the glass here you can see the original foundations of the distillery.” She points to

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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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A Vision for Dublin 2050

What will Dublin be like in the year 2050?

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