I moved here a few years ago from Atlanta, Georgia and started working at Dublin Zoo. We’ve had six new calves here in the last three years. All those babies were born here so that makes them Irish! But really, Ireland has fantastic weather for Asian elephants because they like mild rainy days. Sometimes you will even see them going swimming more on rainy days.
Traffic: we all hate it. But we’re stuck with – and in – it. Or are we? An initiative from Dublin City Council (DCC) and delivery firm UPS is currently reducing the number of vehicles on the city’s roads. It uses what UPS call an “Eco Hub” container on Wolfe Tone Street. The Eco Hub acts as a small distribution hub from which deliveries can be made by bike or on foot. “It came about when we were approached by UPS, who had piloted the same project in London, Paris and Hamburg,” explains Colm Ennis, Senior Executive Engineer with DCC. “We are developing a strategy for city centre goods deliveries and are trying to reduce
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Entrepreneurs in Ireland 2019 marks the launch of Professional Networking Ireland! Our speakers will include Adam Patrick Fulham (LatinAmerica.ie), Darren McCarthy (MarketAT), Jane Oliveira (Irlanda Consulting) and Theresa Murphy (Elite Coaching Dublin). Event Topics: • Entrepreneurship in Ireland • Building your personal brand in Dublin • Marketing on Facebook, Instagram and other social media channels • Shifting your Mindset After the event, we will have a networking session in the Library Bar.
Hack Access Dublin's third hackathon weekend was held in Google, November 2018. The movement is about Dublin's startup community & innovators from the fields of design, engineering, technology and business, coming together to use their skills to create a more inclusive and diverse city. The purpose of the Hack Access Dublin Community is to grow a community of purposeful innovators who are committed to solving the challenges which exclude people with disabilities from not just Dublin, but around Ireland and the world. This is a team who thinks BIG but they cannot spread the movement w
One of Rathmines’ smallest buildings happens to be one of the most distinctive, for it houses a Dublin art collective, MART. The old fire-station, with a classic engine-red door facing the main street, was built in 1847 soon after Rathmines became an independent “township”. Like the magnificent Rathmines Town Hall, the station was a symbol of township independence and civic pride. The fire crew based here played a big role battling the inferno, which blazed around Sackville Street during the 1916 Rising, winning medals in the process. Locally they fought the fire that destroyed
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Chartered Accountancy Careers Evening Dublin - Find out about becoming a Chartered Accountant and hear about the career opportunities on offer. Chartered Accountants Ireland invites you to join them at their free careers evening in their Dublin office. Come along and find out how becoming a Chartered Accountant can transform your career. The careers evening welcomes all individuals who may be considering a professional qualification in accountancy or business. At the event you can talk to the team about exemptions and the application process, timetables and classes. John Tuite, Director of
Learn Inbound brings together the brightest minds in the digital marketing industry to share next-level tips, tactics and strategies in SEO, PPC, CRO, Analytics, PR, Content Marketing and Growth Marketing. At our annual two-day, single-track conference we will welcome 20 industry leaders to share their knowledge and insights with you. By combining the very best of speakers with an active and engaged community for you to get involved with, we’re trying to build something different around Learn Inbound. From tactics and tools to campaigns and case studies, our talks will make you more ef
Autumn Gift & Home Fair 2019 is Ireland's leading Trade Fair* for Giftware, Home, Tabletop, Jewellery, Fashion & Accessories, Seasonal products and Wellbeing. The Fair takes place each August in Citywest International Events Centre, Dublin. The Fair features many new Exhibitors and hundreds of new products each year, and provides fresh and inspirational ideas to delight your Customers for the critical Christmas Season. Find what you are really looking for… • New Suppliers, New products, New Ideas • Gifts for all Occasions • New Seasonal Delights • On -Trend designs
In recent years, Dublin has lost some of its most important creative spaces to a building boom that’s reminiscent of the Celtic Tiger era. Block T in Smithfield and South Studios near Cork Street were both closed down in 2016 with a significant loss of square footage for artists, photographers, designers and writers. In their place, however, a new generation of co-working spaces – aimed specifically at servicing Dublin’s creative communities – is coming into being. Although they have become abundant in many European capitals in the last few years, co-working spaces are a relatively new arrival in the Dublin property market. In the past 12 months the number
If you live in Dublin, it’s almost impossible not to be aware of the shortage of affordable housing. If you haven’t joined the back of a long queue to view a property in recent years, chances are you know a lot of people that have. And for many the consequences can be far worse; about 140 people sleep rough every night, there are some 3,000 homeless who are dependent on hotels and B&Bs, and a further 100,000 are on social housing waiting lists. It’s something that’s garnered a lot of media & governmental attention, and often the solutions proffered are quite grandiose; build up and build quickly. As a nation, we tend to have a penchant for the new when it comes to housing. While that may be a part of the solution, it’s certainly not the only approach. In every corner of this city, there are spaces going to waste.
It’s an economic truth, universally acknowledged, that innovation is at the core of most successful businesses. Actually being innovative, however, is easier said than done. Which is why centres of incubations are so necessary. Ireland can proudly boast nine university incubation centres, six university bio incubation centres and 15 Institute of Technology incubation centres, all contributing to making this country one of the globe’s most exciting places for both research and development, and in which to do business. At the heart of all this, you’ll find NovaUCD. Located on the campus of University College Dubli