Responsible Innovation

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-

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Crypto exchange Coinbase opens Dublin office as Brexit looms

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has opened an office in Dublin, joining the growing ranks of banks and financial firms with major British businesses developing European Union outposts as Brexit looms. San Francisco-based Coinbase, one of the biggest US exchanges, said the Dublin office would let it keep rights to sell services in EU countries even after Brexit. Its non-US headquarters will remain in London, it added. Cryptocurrencies are largely unregulated in Europe, but Coinbase is licensed to provide fiat currency-related services across 23 EU countries. Many customers deposit fiat money - currency that a government has declared to be legal tender - at Coinbase before buying and selling cryptocurrencies.

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Dublin Treasures – The Rotunda

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

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Hamlet

Gate Theatre

A murdered King. A remarried Queen. A state on the precipice. When society starts to collapse, do we fight or flee? Hamlet is one of the most revived Shakespeare plays in the Gate’s 90 year history (1928-2018). In celebration of the theatre’s pioneering founders, Hilton Edwards and Micheál Mac Liammóir, Shakespeare’s iconic story of politics, vengeance, madness and murder is reimagined in a ground-breaking, visionary Gate Theatre production for today’s audience. Oscar-nominated Irish actress, Ruth Negga, makes her Gate stage debut in the title role of Hamlet, joined by a cast o

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Bram Stoker Festival

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.

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The Nightmare Realm

RDS

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

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Exploring the Collection of the Hugh Lane Gallery

The Hugh Lane Gallery

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

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safeireland | Safe World Summit

Mansion House

The Safe World Summit 2018 will take place over two days this October in Dublin. It will bring together some of the world's brightest leaders to discuss, collaborate and debate how we change culture and transform the response to domestic violence to help make Ireland the safest country in the world. The inaugural Safe Ireland Summit 2016 catalysed a new type of change. This change was felt across many sectors – corporate, political, in our communities and families. We moved closer to being free from abuse and violence. The Safe World Summit will be an international platform to fuel change

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Dublin Halloween Night Run

Sandymount

Sandymount or ‘Spookymount’ is an ideal location being walking distance from the center of Dublin. And the course is laid out in long straight flat lines making it ‘racer’ friendly. There are two distances to suit all levels of fitness. A 5km single lap or a 10km double lap. The course is a single loop starting and finishing beside Clanna Gael GAA club. Entries are limited so don’t leave it too late to enter! This is an annual SELL OUT race. Tell your friends. There will be a NEW bespoke Halloween Finisher’s Medal to meet you at the finish line along with that sense of satisf

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UPRISE Festival Europe 2018

The Richmond

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

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Meet a Dubliner – Christina Murphy, Elephant Keeper

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

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Degrees of Research

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

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Going it Alone

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

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The Third Level: IADT

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!

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Meet a Dubliner – Ailbhe Keane, Izzy Wheels

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.

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