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Women in Business: Each One Different, but #StrongerTogether

Women in business come from a diverse array of backgrounds, personalities and approaches. Women in Business Networks provide a forum for these entrepreneurs to come together and learn from each other. We checked in with the Dublin City Local Enterprise Office (DCLEO) Women in Business Network and met some inspirational members. Aine McGurk – Dainty Bear Aine McGurk has a thriving retail and wholesale business selling Irish-designed baby shoes and accessories online at daintybear.com. As an IT graduate with a computer science background, Aine found herself wanting more than her first job at Mic

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COVID-19 Business Supports

It’s a tough time for business but there are supports in place for Dublin businesses via the Local Enterprise Offices and central government. Local Enterprise Offices Dublin City ( info@leo.dublincity.ie / 01 222 5611 ) South Dublin ( info@leo.sdublincoco.ie / 01 414 9000 ) Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown (

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Virtually visit attractions

With COVID-19 restrictions, Dublin’s attractions are currently closed. Tour them here in the meantime, and make sure to visit when they’ve re-opened. National Gallery of Ireland Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland’s stunning collection in full on their website. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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Why invest in Dublin?

Exceptionally well-educated workers, four of Forbes's top Most Innovative Companies and all the vibrancy of a European capital city: Dublin is where you want to be.

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What's On

Futures Digital Festival: RESET

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Whether you are an art lover, an artist or an art professional, there are plenty of free events to keep you engaged and interested every week throughout October! Futures is a European photography platform that wants to add long term value in presenting curated talents from all over Europe. Futures is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The programme is divided into 5 sections, with online exhibitions, panel discussions, studio visits and more, with some of these events being run privately and in support of artists and arts professionals. If you are intereste

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Nutgrove Arts Festival

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This year celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Nutgrove Arts Festival 🎨🎤🎭 This year you will see Nutgrove Arts Fest moving online with an array of musical performances, Introductions to Artists, online Art workshops, Art competitions, Traditional Halloween story-telling, and much more. Stay tuned and enjoy 🎊 The Doorway Gallery Doodle Box Brilliant Events

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Kissing The Witch

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Presented by Corps Ensemble in partnership with axis Written by Emma Donoghue, Oscar-nominated writer of "Room" "They say she gives you one long look and your life hangs in the balance. But they say so many things about her, they can't all be true.' A potent brew of passion, ambition, and courage, Kissing the Witch cracks open the stories we know and love to see what's really going on beneath the cloaks and crowns. Journey through time and tradition as five fantastical stories weave a tapestry of love, lust and everything in between. This is an online screening of a pre-recorded pe

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Imagining Ireland: Paul Brady

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Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs a one-off exclusive global livestream show from the National Concert Hall. One of Ireland’s enduringly popular artists, an evening with Paul Brady on stage is a captivating experience, as he invites you into his world of songs and music in a way that will surprise in its intimacy, sense of fun and raw power. For this exclusive one-off livestream show, he invites Irish Sierra Leonean singer-songwriter, Loah, to share the stage.

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They Float Up

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A streamed online event Presented by Bewley’s Café Theatre and The Lock Inn on Wednesday 11th, 18th and 25th of November, 2020 Quirky, bubbly Joan walks into a bar in New Orleans. Serious, sullen Darnell is not in the mood to talk. A random encounter between two lost and lonely people sparks this funny, feel-good story of human connection. Bewley's Cafe Theatre is proud to present online, its production of They Float Up by Jacquelyn Reingold, which charmed and entertained audiences in the Cafe Theatre in 2019. This was the European Premiere of this work by Jacquelyn Reingold, write

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Before

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From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for… Directed by Jim Culleton WINNER: HERALD ARCHANGEL AWARD, Edi

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Our Stories

Where the Arts are now

Three feelings sum up the Arts Sector’s response to COVID–19. Firstly, a feeling of doom and nothing seeming to work. Secondly, a sense of paralysis, coupled with a curiosity about what might work. Thirdly, there’s an optimism about the future, and a fierce determination to survive and thrive in this trying time. I don’t think these feelings are confined to the Arts Sector, of course, and these feelings alternate with each other even over a single day. Arts organisations are faring better than individual artists. Jobs have some protection, but freelance work sadly does not. Individual artists that have very low incomes, in any case, have lost al

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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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Living with COVID-19

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