Innovation is what has brought the human race as far as it has come…
Because of innovation, we have tackled disease; we have navigated the globe by land, sea and air; we have sent men to the moon. Soon we will have driverless cars. Innovation, in many ways, defines us. But it also has its limits and drawbacks. There is an innate impulse to push things as far as they can go. At times you wonder why innovation has taken us in this peculiar direction. What is the need for this device? Why has this phenomenon taken over?
This is when innovation becomes irresponsible. That innate drive to push boundaries can have consequences for the environment, commerce and social well-
Why a loss tonight could have a big impact on Ireland’s hopes of playing in Dublin at Euro 2020
There are a number of recurring themes in Martin O’Neill press conferences. Normally without fail, the following topics tend to be brought up: Ireland’s lack of technical ability, the squad’s admirable spirit and love of playing for their country, the absence of a natural goalscorer, several individuals not featuring regularly for their clubs, the merits of whatever team the Boys in Green happen to be playing against in the game in question and the importance of not looking too far ahead to the next match. As Ireland prepare to face Wales at the Aviva Stadium tonight (kick off: 7.45pm, live on Sky Sports Main Event from 7pm), it seems pertinent to ask whether this continual pre-match negativity is impacting on the players.
Whether you're a resident vampire or visiting from further afield, Bram Stoker Festival 2018 has something for everyone in its gothic inspired programme of events. Bram Stoker Festival is brought to life by Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland and presented by Schweppe Curtis Nunn Ltd. Abraham 'Bram' Stoker was born on the 8th November 1847 in Marino Crescent, Clontarf, on the northside of Dublin and was educated at Trinity College from 1864-1870. Stoker became interested in the theatre while a student and this led him to become the unpaid drama critic for the Dublin Evening Mail which was co-owned by the gothic writer Sheridan Le Fanu. In 1878 he married Florence Balcombe, former girlfriend of Oscar Wilde, in St. Ann’s Church in Dawson Street.
With its rounded name and huge dome centre – somehow befitting of a maternity hospital – The Rotunda sits in the centre of Dublin’s north inner city, closing off the top of O’Connell Street.
An end, containing so many beginnings. Surrounded by shops, theatres and the Garden of Remembrance, it has long been at the heart of Dublin’s history, quietly getting on with the ordinary business of life throughout famines, protests and revolution.
Founded in 1745 by Bartholomew Mosse, the Rotunda is the oldest, continuously-running maternity hospital in the world. 9000 babies are born here every year while all about them the cogs of the city whirr and roll. The new
‘I remember Gay Byrne one night referring to me simply as ‘bass’
For a jazz composer, Ronan Guilfoyle had a better start than most. At a time when rock’n’roll was sweeping all before it, the Guilfoyle house in leafy Dun Laoghaire was resounding to altogether more esoteric sounds.
The bassist’s father, Brendan, was as unlikely a parent as you were likely to find in suburban Dublin in the 1960s. The son of Joe Guilfoyle, one of Michael Collins’ 12 apostles, Brendan worked in life assurance by day, but once he got home to his sitting room, he would immerse himself in some of the most complex and “difficult” modernist music, with a record collection ran from Bela Bartok to Charlie Parker.
“He was complex person, and that’s putting it it mildly,” Guilfoyle says over good coffee in his Sallynoggin home, barely a mile from where he grew up. “He was very volatile – you could tell by the music coming from the sitting room what kind of humour he was in. If you heard [Prokofiev’s] Dance of the Knives, you stayed well away. But if you heard [Erroll Garner’s] Concert by the Sea”, he adds, laughing, “you could maybe ask him for money.”
HeadStuff and Aiken Promotions are thrilled to announce the return of the Dublin Podcast Festival. Back by popular demand, Dublin will host headliner shows, live podcasts, comedy, discussions and workshops across multiple venues.
Check out your favourite podcasts or discover some brand new favourites - and not a pair of headphones in sight!
The festival will feature an incredible line-up of international and homegrown podcasters, covering everything from food to music to literature to football, film, comedy and lots more.
The rise of the podcast as a form of both entertainment and edu
Are you ready to face your darkest nightmares and experience the artistry of fear? We are Ireland’s most extreme scare attraction, and are masters at creating horror and fear. This is
not your typical (boo) haunted house – there are no ghosts and goblins – our sets and live creatures prey on your darkest fears and bring your nightmares to life.
Those brave enough to venture into the Realm are advised to keep their wits about them as danger lurks in every shadow. It’s a thrilling experience for all horror enthusiasts and
Halloween fans. We will test you to your very core. We push p
Exploring the Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
2018 Lectures series in association with UCD Lifelong Learning.
Thursdays: Oct 11th, 18th, 25th & Nov: 1st 2018 | 2pm - 4pm
Course coordinated by Jessica O'Donnell
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane has the foremost collection of modern and contemporary art in Ireland and is believed to be among the first galleries of modern art in the world. The Gallery is also significant for its association with the Nobel laureate W.B. Yeats. The Gallery's prodigious collection which includes works by Renoir, Monet, John Lavery, Wal
Are you part of the transition towards a value-driven economy? Explore new dimensions of innovation!
Identify key factors which are shaping the next generation of innovations and investments! Join the community of leading professionals from different sectors to share ideas that matter regarding future-shaping concepts. Inevitable trends are here to stay towards responsible investments, value-driven consumer expectations and major economic changes driven by new technologies and emerging global challenges. Discover more about the concept of responsible innovation and how it means great power
ROCK OF AGES is an LA love story lavished with over 25 Classic Rock Anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the HAIR, and yes, they can come true!
This hilarious musical comedy will have you singing and laughing along with its epic songs, including Don't Stop Believin', We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can't Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by an awesome live band.
Now a global smash with hit seasons on Broadway, London's West End and Las Vegas and a star-studded
UPRISE Festival, the talent and technology festival, returns to Dublin with a new home and an even more ambitious two-day schedule. The event is the seventh edition of the festival that has catapulted startups onto the global tech scene during the European events hosted in The Netherlands and now Ireland.
The two main-stages this year focus on showcasing a new way of looking at topics through our 13 Content Tracks during the 2 Day Festival. Bringing 105 Speakers with over 60 hours of content. Prominent themes this year are Smart Cities, Blockchain, Automation, Sportstech, Healthtech, Fi
Coming up this week at #3Arena
▪Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart // 17 October
▪80s - 90s Disco // 19 October
▪Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra // 20 October
▪Enrique Iglesias// 21 October https://t.co/g8BMj1PDeL
Whilst the festival may be over, there are still some tickets left for tomorrow's matinee performance for the otherwise sold out St Nicholas at 2.30pm.
Tickets can be purchased at https://t.co/4Hu9LLumkf
#StNicholas @smockalley https://t.co/zXgCri3MHj
Thomas Street sunrise. We welcome judges from ‘Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town Awards’ this morning for a presentation and tour of The Liberties. Showing why we should be chosen as Ireland’s most entrepreneurial of locations! #Better4BusinessD8 https://t.co/yrX3kDQV93
I moved here a few years ago from Atlanta, Georgia and started working at Dublin Zoo.
We’ve had six new calves here in the last three years. All those babies were born here so that makes them Irish! But really, Ireland has fantastic weather for Asian elephants because they like mild rainy days. Sometimes you will even see them going swimming more on rainy days.
Christina Murphy. Images: Dublin Zoo
What’s being discovered at Dublin’s third-levels?
Postgraduate degrees are increasingly useful for people who want to stand out in the jobs market. Much of the focus here has tended to be on taught masters programmes, but the skills picked up during a masters by research or a doctoral (PhD) programme are invaluable: you will learn about how to research and evaluate information and then effectively communicate what you have learned. We spoke to four students about their research projects and what’s next for them.
Lisa Koep, PhD candidate at the school of marketing in DIT’s college o
Walking through Temple Bar on a midweek afternoon, the sounds of céilí bands and lads on guitars belting out U2 covers tumble out onto the street every time a pub door swings open.
Buskers are so much a part of Dublin culture that Glen Hansard starred in an Oscar winning film about them. Phil Lynott’s statue off Grafton Street is often draped in rocker pilgrims from around the world, a replica of Rory Gallagher’s rusty guitar hangs over his own designated corner near Meeting House Square, and Whelan’s is a mecca for any serious music lover. Dublin’s rock heritage is as legendary as its literary one, with the city punching well above its weight on the international scene
What happens when you choose the road less travelled and forgo a full-time college course on leaving school? We chat to Craig Andrew about what he did instead.
The Leaving Cert can seem like the biggest thing in the world when you’re 18. It’s going to define the rest of your life. You’ve got to work hard if you want a job. You’ve got to work even harder if you want a well-paid job. And you’re just lucky if you enjoy it. That’s how Craig Andrew and many others felt when they were that tender age.
“It’s not like I didn’t try,” Craig says. “But nothing really spoke to me that much. So I applied for stuff I thought was relevant, with help from guidance co
IADT is Dublin’s Institute of Art Design and Technology and inside the walls, it’s alive with ideas, creativity - and a girl who hula-hoops every single day! The college is situated in Dún Laoghaire – Dublin’s picturesque coastal town - and it’s home to 2,300 students and staff. Being only 12km from the city centre means “the students have the option of hanging out in Dún Laoghaire or making the trip to the city centre” says Students’ Union president, Alice Hartigan. Conveniently, it’s on the 46A bus route, the one they voted Dublin’s favourite bus route of all time: check out the views from the top deck!
When Izzy was little she always said that her favourite thing about being in a wheelchair was that her shoes never got dirty.
They looked brand new every day and the lights never ran out in her favourite light-up runners. However, her real shoes were her wheels. I remember we used to decorate her wheelchair for birthday parties and Halloween. We filled them with fresh flowers once when she was a flower girl for a wedding. At Christmas, we used to put tinfoil and lights around the wheels and lots of tiny Christmas decorations for the Xmas family show.