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Alen MacWeeney’s My Dublin 1963 // My Dubliners 2020

Alen MacWeeney, an internationally renowned photographer, born in Dublin in 1939, has launched a new book of photographs entitled ‘My Dublin 1963 // My Dubliners 2020‘. MacWeeney took the 89 black & white pictures that make up the book in Dublin in 1963/5. They are spontaneous images of Dublin and Dubliners in all areas of the city, a street odyssey reflecting a cross-section of the people, their habits and behaviour, ten years before Ireland joined the European Union and the wider world. The text on facing pages consists of social com

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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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Making Dublin City Climate Resilient

When we look back at Dublin’s storied history, it’s clear that we are merely part of a long line of caretakers of the city. Here to ensure future generations get to enjoy all that Dublin has to offer, from the city’s rich natural habitats in the Dublin Bay Biosphere to the Phoenix Park and along the rivers and canals. However, we know that what we once thought was an infinite resource is under threat, and we can no longer sit idle. 2030 has been set as a vital deadline for reaching the goals set out by the Paris Agreement, aiming to turn the tide and take climate action. In 2019, Dublin City Council (DCC) published its

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Walking with Ghosts

Gaiety Theatre

Gabriel Byrne returns to the Gaiety Theatre for the world premiere of Walking with Ghosts. This unmissable theatrical event, directed by Emmy award-winning director Lonny Price, will play for 12 performances only from 27 January – 6 February 2022. As a young boy growing up on the outskirts of Dublin, Gabriel Byrne sought refuge in a world of imagination among the fields and hills near his home, at the edge of a rapidly encroaching city. Moving between sensual recollection of childhood in a now almost vanished Ireland and a commentary on stardom in Hollywood and on Broadway, he returns to

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Dublin Lunar New Year 2022: Year of The Tiger

Online and In-Person

Dublin Lunar New Year returns for Year of the Tiger in 2022. Established in 2008, Dublin Lunar New Year (DLNY) celebrates, promotes and deepens the understanding of the East Asian/Irish relationship year-on-year. Dublin Lunar New Year is a Dublin City Council initiative and works closely with the East Asian Community in Ireland to present a diverse and exciting festival. With its renaming in 2021, Dublin Lunar New Year strives to broaden and grow its engagement with all communities that celebrate the Lunar New Year which include China, Vietnam, South Korea, North Korea, Singapore, Thail

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The Steward of Christendom

Dublin Castle

Gate Theatre, in partnership with the Office of Public Works, is proud to present two new public rehearsed readings of Sebastian Barry’s seminal play The Steward of Christendom. Presented to coincide with Dublin Castle’s Centenary 2022 commemorations, the readings will take place at Dublin Castle on Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th, at 5pm and will feature Owen Roe as Thomas Dunne. Set in a county home in Baltinglass in 1932, the play centres on Dunne, reliving moments of his career as a senior officer in the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP), including the handover of Dub

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The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight

The Helix

Get ready to be moved as The Festival of The Dead Rock Chamber Orchestra takes you on a journey through the biggest Rock & Metal tracks of the last 50 years, performed in stunning, candlelit surroundings. Expect to hear hits from: Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Motörhead, Linkin Park, Led Zeppelin, Evanescence, Guns N Roses, Billy Idol, Queens of The Stone Age & MORE

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Francis Bacon: The making of an Anglo-Irish master

Hugh Lane Gallery

Francis Bacon: The Making of a Modern Master - Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan, in conversation with Barbara Dawson. Pulitzer Prize winners Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan are authors of Francis Bacon Revelations, a comprehensively researched and detailed portrait of one of the foremost figurative artists of the twentieth century. Free, advanced booking for this in-person talk is required.

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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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TradFest Temple Bar 2022

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