Dublin Photo Diary: People of Temple Bar #2

Our Dublin Photo Diary series continues with the remaining eight portraits of photographer Shay Hunston’s People Of Temple Bar project. Earlier this year, I began a project to photograph and document, street by street, the independent retailers in Temple Bar, one of the oldest parts of Dublin. As each street was completed an exhibition of the photographs was staged in the shop windows. A collage of the photographs was also displayed on each street. The project helps to create a greater awareness and promote the businesses and streets in the area. I started the project

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Fitbit to create 50 jobs in new Dublin office

Fitbit, a leading wearable technology devices company, is opening a new headquarters in Dublin today for its Europe, Middle East and Africa operations. The US company hopes to grow to employ approximately 50 people by the end of the year and up to 100 by the end of 2017. The Baggot Street office will have sales, marketing and customer service roles. Irishman Des Power has been appointed as Fitbit's new MD of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor said the announcement is "a further recognition of Ireland's appeal as an international hub for successful companies".


Meet A Dubliner: Carol Cosgrove, Mother

I’m from Clondalkin, and I’ve recently set up a support group for people who are bereaved by suicide, having lost my own son Daniel to suicide in 2014. It’s been running for a couple of months now. There are no support groups out there specifically for parents, so I set up my own one. We have eight people in the group, and we meet up every two weeks locally, in a house connected to St Ronan’s Church

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When “Stalin’s Star” came to town:

Protesting Orson Welles in 1950s Dublin; I’m currently reading John Cooney’s biography of John Charles McQuaid, a figure who loomed large over every aspect of Irish life in his time. The much-feared Archbishop of Dublin intervened in everything from Association Football to issues of cinema, but one of the strangest tales in the book concerns the visit of Orson Welles to Dublin in December 1951, when placards denounced him as “Stalin’s Star” on the pavement outside the Gate Theatre. Orson Welles was no stranger to the Gate Theatre. As previously examined on this blog, we made his professional theatrical debut there at the age of sixteen. Irish theatre legend Micheál Mac Liammóir recalled that he put on “an astonishing performance, wrong from beginning to end but with all the qualities of fine acting tearing their way through a chaos of inexperience.”


Things to do

View the stunning book of Kells that dates from 800AD at Trinity College, stand atop Howth Hill and watch the sun set over the city, enjoy a drink and the craic of a traditional music session in a pub. With Ireland’s National Museums and Galleries located in Dublin, there’s plenty to see for the culturally inclined. There are hundreds of public parks and gardens all across the Dublin region, some large, some small, some modern and some dating back hundreds of years. Dublin’s got so much to show you that even the locals are still discovering it.

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Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Aviva Stadium

American College Football will return to Ireland for the third time in five years with the Aer Lingus College Football Classic between Boston College and Georgia Tech at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Saturday, September 3, 2016. For the 2012 game, general tickets sold out in four hours in Ireland. With only 48,000 capacity for this exciting game, we expect a similar demand.

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What's On

Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

Smock Alley Theatre

Smock Alley presents as its sixth in-house production, Bernard Shaw’s most popular and best loved play, Pygmalion. Tickets are €18 / €15. Brunch and dinner menus are available.Eccentric linguistics Professor Henry Higgins attempts to transform unrefined flower seller Eliza Doolittle into a Duchess. For a bet.Regarded as one of the greatest comedies in the English language for its sharp wit and subversiveness, this gloriously witty and enchanting story was the inspiration for the Oscar winning film ‘My Fair Lady’.This hilarious classic of world literature is a satirical t

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Irish Craft Beer Festival


Ireland's largest celebration of Irish craft brewing returns to RDS - featuring live music, fabulous Irish artisan food, 200+ beers, ciders, whiskeys and a few cocktails, many of which are available only at the festival!

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Slam Sunday


Slam Sunday takes place in the heart of Dublin city and sees poets compete against each other using various styles and themes creating the perfect spoken word event. The monthly, literary night is open to all; whether you’re an enthusiastic listener or avid poet, hear or contribute to Slam Sunday as it presents original work in an intimate and friendly setting.

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Cyber Threat Summit 2016

The Mansion House

Now in it’s sixth year, the ICTTF Cyber Threat Summit in conjunction with their media partners Business and Finance will host our best summit ever on September 7th 2016. The very nature of the dynamic content and success of our previous summits has driven demand for this prestigious event. “The biggest cyber vulnerability is lack of human awareness, leadership and execution” Paul C Dwyer President of ICTTF International Cyber Threat Task Force

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Harvest Festival

Mountjoy Square

Live Music, Arts & Crafts, Workshops, Garden & Food Stalls, Face painting, seed bombs and much more for all the family. This is a day to celebrate and showcase off all the amazing gardens across Dublin. We’d love you to be involved!

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Nepal Ireland Day

Farmleigh House & Estate

The Embassy of Nepal in London, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Ireland Society are jointly organizing 'Nepal Ireland Day' on 4th September 2016 to mark the 17th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. The event will take place at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in Dublin. The event will be opened to public from 12 pm to 5 pm. The event will comprise of a cultural programme with performances from both Nepalese and Irish artists. The event will also include a photo exhibition of photographs taken by Irish tourists who travelled to Nepal after the Earthquake th

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