As the founder of AI Ireland and the AI Awards, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing first-hand how technology serves as an enabler for problem-solving across various business sectors and societal issues.
Far from the job-taking or sci-fi doom Terminator, it’s often portrayed as AI is a technology capable of human-like thinking and decision-making. It learns from data and evolves, thereby aiding in the resolution of intricate challenges and the automation of tasks. In November 2022, Generative AI like ChatGPT captured headlines, opening new possibilities for internet users’ everyday activities.
When it comes to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME
Andy Warhol Three Times Out
Hugh Lane Gallery
A unique exhibition of Andy Warhol’s paintings, prints, photographs, films and installations will open at Hugh Lane Gallery in October showcasing the artist’s extraordinary range of artworks produced over four decades.
Andy Warhol Three Times Out has been five years in the making and includes more than 250 works on loan from museums and private collections in the US, Canada, Europe and the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The exhibition is curated by Barbara Dawson, Director of Hugh Lane Gallery and Michael Dempsey, Head of Exhibitions, and it is the most exciting show in the arts calendar
Rachele Faggiani is the first-ever recipient of the Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship, co-funded and developed by Dublin City Council and Education in Ireland. We sat down to chat about her time in Dublin.
What’s your name & where are you from?
Hi everyone! I’m Rachele, I’m from Italy. I come from a small town called Tarquinia, just outside Rome on the seaside.
Can you tell us a little bit about the course you’re studying?
I’m a postgrad student at Trinity College, and I’m studying for an MPhil in
Repurposing? Dublin is full of it these days. Old distilleries become luxury apartments, a former telephone exchange transforms into a supermarket, and an ex-railway station becomes a bar. Check out Bank of Ireland on College Green for an earlier and perhaps more noble example of repurposing in the city.
Standing on the traffic island on College Green and looking up, it’s difficult not to be impressed. Surely this is the grandest ban
Nubi Kayode – or Nubi Kay – was only planning to come to Dublin for his studies. However, after arriving in 2013, jobs with leading companies in the city’s tech sector kept him here.
After gaining experience at both Accenture and Stripe, he is now the Startup Programmes Lead at Paystack – which was acquired by Stripe for $200 million back in 2020. Now, he’s working with African startups – as he always intended.
During his time in Dublin, Derek O’Connor at Dublin.ie sat down with Nubi to find out about his experience in the city.
Get a taste of what's happening around Dublin this Christmas. From markets to theatre, visits to Santa, carol singing, Winter Lights walking trails and more...there's something for everyone in Dublin this Christmas.
UMAKOKO Dance Company proudly presents the highly anticipated second edition of the live dance show, WAVE. This unique and extraordinary performance promises to push the boundaries of artistic expression, showcasing the evolution of a vibrant, talented and diverse creative dance community in Ireland. Funded by Dublin City Council, WAVE - Another One! will take place on the 2nd of December at The Complex.
This edition of WAVE reunites talents currently living in Dublin but from different parts of the globe: Nigeria, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, Somalia, Congo, Brazil, Ghana, China, Korea,
The Carpenters – We’ve Only Just Begun
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun, starring Toni Lee and 30-Piece Orchestra will be coming to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this year.
The success of this Irish produced touring show is now approaching its 13th year and its fourth visit to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and this is down to two important factors, the timeless quality of the Carpenters great hits and the ability of Toni Lee to recreate the mesmerising voice of Karen Carpenter. No one else comes near Toni in this regard, she truly is Karen Carpenter reborn.
The World has hundreds of tribute shows touring on a non stop basis bu
Bewley's Cafe Theatre
James Joyce’s Grace is a tale of booze, bombast and religious confusion that brilliantly satirises the role of the Catholic Church in early twentieth century Irish life.
When struggling salesman, Tom Kernan, is found drunk and injured in a pub toilet and brought home in disgrace to his long suffering wife, his friends hatch a plot to save him from his errant ways.
This new production of the classic Dubliners story, features the actor and comedian, Terry O’Neill, who brings to life Joyce’s rare collection of characters and takes you on a hilarious journey from purgatory to paradise
Jack & The Beanstalk
This Festival season Rush Pantomime Group presents Jack and The Beanstalk. Fun for all the family. Running from December 1st to 31st.
Jack and The Beanstalk is a timeless story that will continue to inspire children with its lessons of bravery and resourcefulness
Cinderella- The Civic Panto 2023
The Fairy Godmother Of All Pantos!
The team who brought you ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’, ‘Snow White’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ return for The Civic Panto 2023.
We shall ‘Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo’ our way around The Civic as we follow Cinderella and her friends on this spectacular adventure. Cinderella lives a life of drudgery, bullied by her horrible Ugly sisters, Dottie and Lottie and her only comfort is her pal Tickles! Prince Charming is holding a ball to meet his bride to be. Could this be the chance that Cinders has been waiting for?
This is the classic tale of rags-to-riches
You Belong To Me
Smock Alley Theatre
You Belong To Me is a savage new romantic comedy by Rory Nolan about the rules we make, the laws we break and what falls between the cracks. It is an unflinching look at two people who haven’t agreed on a single thing since they said “I do”.
Patty and Pato can’t stand the sight of each other. But they can’t afford to be apart. And they have the court order to prove it. A court order that runs an invisible wall through the house.
When an executor comes knocking with the chance of a legacy, Patty’s fortunes seem to be turning, but first things first- there’s a dance competiti
It’s an addiction. It’s life threatening. It’s awesome.
Huddling together in the bitter cold, on Friday the 13th, under a weak and feeble January sun, they all argue that there’s nothing better. Sure, there’s dramatic stories of nearly dying, but the group is adamant that the buzz is worth it.
Great, they say, for the mental health. “It’s the perfect anti-depressant,” photographer Barry Delaney says. Listening to these Dublin swimmers, you hear the language of addiction, love and even religion.
The perpetual appeal of Dublin’s Forty Foot
Welcome to Sandycove’s famous Forty Foot and its crew of year-round swimmers.
Wrapped from head to toe against the hostile elements, surrounded by a riot of colour which cuts a sharp contrast with the grey February day, meet the flower ladies of Grafton Street. They say the ladies are “the heart and soul of Grafton Street” and what helps save the road from becoming just another English high street. You’ll find the ladies bringing both wit and colour to the corners of Chatham, Harry and Duke Streets. Tina Kelly tells us she’s been selling flowers all her life, starting off aged 12 helping her mother when Grafton St still had two-way traffic. She has seen a lot come and go from her perch on Duke Street. Tina tells Dublin.ie that one time she even met The Duke himself. “Yeah I met John Wayne.” “Sure I met them all,” she adds. “Sean Connery… I was talking away to him, Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, Lisa Stanfield. I met an awful lot of them. And sure Eric Clapton, well I was talking to him on the street for nearly two hours and I hadn’t a clue who he was.” A natural born story teller, you can tell Tina enjoys the banter that comes with the trade. Many of the customers are obviously regulars as there’s lots of first name usage. Sister-in-law Susanne, who mans the Harry Street corner, says “you have to enjoy talking to people.” And in case we hadn’t noticed, she adds: “Now I would be a talker!” The Kelly name is synonymous with flowers on Grafton Street going way back, Susanne says. “Now I married into the Kelly family,” she says adding that she comes from a family of boxers. My grandfather was Spike McCormick.”
The importance of sustainable and social enterprises
Making your startup or existing business sustainable or ethical is 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 that will impact the bottom line of many businesses.
Dr. Ruth Johnson is Dublin’s City Archaeologist and she is charged with protecting, managing and investigating the city’s oldest heritage – much of which is underground.
As well as conservation projects, Ruth has input into new developments across the city and a role in policy development advocacy. We spoke to her about how she works and what’s going on across the city – under the ground, in our oldest graveyards and in half-hidden houses.
In conversation with Dr. Ruth Johnson
Ruth began her career working on a community excavation project in Yorkshire, while doing her A-levels. This piqued her interest in archaeology and she went on to do
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