UStart Company of the Year

Two start-up enterprises have been awarded prestigious titles at a pitching session in Dublin City University. The event marked the culmination of UStart, DCU’s accelerator programme which supports student entrepreneurs develop early-stage businesses. Emer Cooney, a DCU MSc Science Communication graduate, won UStart Company of the Year 2016 for her award-winning brand Hydrasure which provides smart stabling solutions to the equine and agricultural industries. Aimed at horse-owners, vets and trainers, Hydrasure is a drinking system that captures data relating to animal water intake, ultimately saving on labour, reducing veterinary costs and ensuring equine athletes are hydrated for optimal performance. Luke Scales and Shane Carter picked up the Most Innovative Company award on behalf of Hitch, a carpool app that connects commuters with drivers who are undertaking the same journey. The app is aimed at students and commuting professionals, saving money and time for the commuter and cutting costs for the driver.


Women in Film and Television - Innovators

Light House Cinema

Women in Film and Television Ireland (WFT.I) in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Ireland, present their October event INNOVATORS - CHANGING INNOVATION with a particular emphasis on creative, business and technological innovations in an ever-changing media landscape The event includes the European Premiere of GD-IQ, a a tool that employs video- and audio-recognition technology, along with algorithms, to identify gender, speaking time and additional details about characters presented in films, television shows and other media. For the first time this tool will be used to analyse an Irish f

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Open House

‘We shape our buildings’, said one-time Dublin resident Winston Churchill, ‘thereafter they shape us’. So what shape are we Dubliners in? On the eve of Open House, the Irish Architecture Foundation’s phenomenally successful annual festival, Dublin.ie spoke to the IAF’s Laura Wolfe and Jennifer Halton. Dublin.ie: Open House opens the doors of special buildings all over Dublin and beyond to the public. What’s that about, Laura? Laura: It’s about giving Dublin people back ownership of their whole city. It’s saying to them ‘you know the city, you use the city, here’s the chance to rethink where you live’.

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Student Life in Dublin

Dublin provides a friendly, warm and vibrant environment which not only allows you to accelerate your learning, but have fun doing so. With over 35,000 students within the region, Dublin has become a bustling energetic place that allows students to build new relationships, develop new social skills, and enjoy student life to the full. Don’t just take our word for it though. You can read students blogs below and we’ve also answered common questions.

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Universities & Colleges

Dublin has always had a long tradition of learning and academia, our oldest university Trinity College dates as far back as the 16th Century. Today, we boast a large and diverse range of both State and privately funded third level institutions. Providing an environment which caters for all who wish to further their education, studying in Dublin will give you access to a varied academic landscape. Our third level institutions provide opportunities to learn in such areas as Business, Finance, Science, Arts, ICT, Media, Education, Law and Medicine amongst others. If you are thinking about attending college in Dublin, you can search Qualifax

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Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere Conference

George Moore Auditorium

The conference will feature both international and local speakers who will give us insight into UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves and what Biospheres stand for as well as highlighting the work that is being done by a wide range of stakeholders within Dublin Bay Biosphere. The conference will include sessions of talks on "Education for Sustainable Development" and "Conservation & Research" as well as parallel workshops on communication and engagement, access to funding and research networking.

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What's On

One-Zero Sport Tech Conference


One Zero is a major new Global Sports Conference and gathering for the best and brightest minds in the crossover between Sport & Tech It will feature world class speakers including Lance Armstrong and Sir Clive Woodward.

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The Big Energy Hack

Dogpatch Labs, CHQ Building

ESB presents Ireland’s first ever energy hackathon, The Big Energy Hack - bringing great minds together for 72 hours to disrupt, invent and innovate, with the aim of developing solutions for a low carbon future.The Big Energy Hack will take place from the 21st-23rd October 2016, in Dogpatch Labs, CHQ, Dublin 1.ESB is on the hunt for 150 of the best and brightest minds in Ireland from a diverse range of fields including computer programming, tech, innovation and entrepreneurship, to help unearth bright ideas that will lower carbon emissions and combat climate change.Partic

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DojoCon 2016

Royal Marine Hotel

DojoCon 2016 will take place from Friday, Oct 21st until Sunday, Oct 23rd. Events will take place in The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire & the DLR Lexicon Library while socials will take place throughout the town. Attendees can look forward to high profile guest speakers, workshops, debates, demonstrations and of course highly enjoyable social evenings.

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Our Articles

Mindfulness – Learning for the Soul

Mindfulness is a big buzzword around Dublin. What with social media, multi-tasking, and generally running around like mad things, Dubliners are in need of new ways to unplug and relax. Mindfulness is one way to answer this need. Which is why it’s moving from the hippie fringe to the mainstream. We have so much going on in our heads and so many items on our mental to-do lists that we often carry out daily tasks without being conscious of what we’re doing. Or being able to remember it later. ‘Did I turn off the immersion?’ we wonder. ‘What time did I arrange the meeting for?’ We worry that our house will be robbed because we can’t reme

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Meet A Dubliner – Lorcan Collins, Historian

I’ve been running the 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour for the past 20 years, bringing people around the city, showing them the sites of the Easter Rising. It’s not just for tourists, either. Sometimes these days you’ll get 95% Irish people on the tour. It’s great that we take a real interest in our own history, especially in this centenary year. I do feel like I have a responsibility to show the good and bad of Dublin; it’s a great city, and a safe city, and I like bringing people around and saying ‘This is where it’s really at…’. Places like Moore Street, that might not be the cle

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Drumcondra, Glasnevin and the new DCU

DCU is growing. The young university is spreading its wings across the north of Dublin, with campuses in Glasnevin and Drumcondra. As a result more eager students will be adopting these areas as their new home. So, what can students coming to study in the New DCU expect from this part of our fair city? Student life is about balance. A rounded education does not just happen in a lecture hall. Libraries, books and essays may make up a large part of the university experience but they are not the be all and end all. New friends, new experiences and new locals are all waiting to be explored.

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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity students and alumni share their experiences and stories.