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Diversity in Dublin

Creative Ireland and Dublin City Council, supported by the Gallery of Photography Ireland and Dublin.ie, are delighted to announce the five successful photographers chosen to respond creatively to the theme of ‘diversity’ in Dublin city. This significant commission will support five artists to connect and engage with diverse Dublin communities, creating exciting new connections between the artist, local communities and the city. The winning photographers are Mandy O’Neill, Ala Buisir, Jialin Long, Tessy Ehiguese and Tobi Isaac-Irein. The commissions will be presented to the public through an outdoors exhibition on digipanels, metropoles and bus shelters across the city, for a

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We Can Dublin Again

Indoor hospitality at restaurants and bars has resumed in accordance with government guidelines. This is the latest addition to Dublin’s reopening and follows on from earlier easing of restrictions in retail, outdoor hospitality, cinemas, theatres, gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres. Here’s our FAQs for getting the most out of a trip to town: Can I take public transport to the city? Yes, but capacity is limited to 75% and a face covering is required. In that context, please travel off peak if possible. If you can, please cons

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Meet author Ronán Hession, aka Mumblin’ Deaf Ro

“Dublin for me has always been a place to live. It’s always felt like a place where communities are, and a lot of it is not always obvious to the outsider. It’s a suburban city.” Ronán Hession is a Dub through and through. The author, musician, civil servant, husband and father was raised between Beaumont and the north inner city and now resides in Portmarnock. We sat down to chat about his creativity, grá for Dublin and what he’s looking forward to doing in the city post-lockdown. Ronán’s debut novel, Leonard and Hungry Paul, came out in 2019. In 2021, it was chosen for the

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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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Invest

With a strong, open economy, strategic location and unrivalled tax incentives, it’s no wonder that investment in Dublin is strong. If you plan to invest in the city, here are some stats to reassure you that you’re making the right decision. 1. FDI recently exceeded €1 trillion In 2019, foreign direct investment throughout Ireland exceeded more than €1 trillion for the first time. According to

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What's On

Candlelight: The Best of Movie Soundtracks

Smock Alley Theatre

Surrounded by the gentle glow of candlelight, you'll listen to musical masterpieces created by the brilliant minds of Ennio Morricone, Henry Mancini, James Horner and John Williams, among others. No doubt these tracks will sound familiar, as they give life to films such as Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and Star Wars. Still, with this concert's sublime performance and stunning atmosphere, you'll feel as if you're listening to them for the first time. Programme Music from: Titanic Legends of the Fall Amélie Sound of Music Charlie & The Chocolate Factory La La Land D

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One Hour to Ron Montana

Glass Mask Theatre

Glass Mask Theatre is proud to present "One Hour to Ron Montana" Written and Directed by Keith James Walker Featuring Rex Ryan as David! A one-man comedy set to the soundtrack of the 1980s! This will be the debut production in our new venue and will run from the 2nd to the 28th of August. The show will be accompanied by a top-quality food and drink service that can be enjoyed before or after the play! Under current restrictions, Glass Mask Theatre falls under the category of indoor dining. This means that for you to be able to attend the show we must see a Covid Certificate. We hope this s

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The Chronicles of Oggle

Smock Alley Theatre

Meet Pakie. An orphan, a storyteller, an adventurer, a survivor. He may not be the sharpest sandwich in the toolbox, but Pakie knows a thing or two about the history of his native town – from the vicious Vikings, to the less-than Christian Brothers. Pakie’s a laugh a minute… but Pakie’s got secrets. Secrets the God fearing people of Oggle may not be ready to hear. Starring Peter Gowen (Charlie, Love/Hate, The Butcher Boy), and directed by Donal Gallagher (Big Chapel X; What I (Don’t) Know About Autism, Abbey Theatre), this is a hilarious and heart-breaking story of small towns

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Juncture: ​a place where things join

Pallas Projects/Studios

Pallas Projects/Studios has a dedicated team of workers and volunteers who are custodians of the space, they are also artists. Juncture is an exhibition that brings together the artwork of a group of Pallas workers and volunteers. Each artist, with their own distinctive practice and experience of the Pallas space, cohese to create a multifaceted entity bound by this shared common space. The show also marks the return of physical exhibition-making for many of the artists. Months of continuous lockdowns have inhibited the use of essential spaces such as studios, galleries and workshops. Th

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Walkabout Theatre: Bloody Phoenix

Phoenix Park

Following a fantastic response, sold-out shows and many requests for more performances, we are delighted to announce that the inaugural Walkabout show, BLOODY PHOENIX will return for two weeks only in the beautiful surroundings of the Phoenix Park. ‘Walkabout is brilliantly simple in its conception. It offers audiences a series of new plays that can be observed within the natural frame of an outdoor setting… the natural environment of the Phoenix Park enriches our experience as audience members, and even the unexpected – a wandering deer, say – adds to the occasion’ Sunday Busines

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Our Stories

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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