Posts Tagged ‘Dublin’

Weekly Comment:
Fionnula Flanagan’s Plea to End Dublin Homelessness

The takeover and conversion of an unused government-owned Dublin office building into a homeless shelter is “the most revolutionary event to have occurred in that city since 1916,” writes Fionnula Flanagan. ℘ ℘ ℘  Hollywood legend and Irish America Hall of Famer Fionnula Flanagan, known for her movies like Waking Ned Devine, The Others, and Devine SecretsRead more..

Dublin’s Fair County

Seaside villages, mountains and castles. There’s more to Dublin than its famed city. ℘℘℘ I thought I knew Dublin. I’ve spent lots of time in the capital and even accompanied friends from other countries on trips to tourist sites such as Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse. Surely I’d seen all there was to seeRead more..

Dublin City Center Proposes Major Pedestrian Overhaul

Dublin City Council recently unveiled a plan that, if accepted, will radically change traffic patterns in front of Trinity College and allow for easier flow of pedestrians. Under the proposed changes, College Green, the major thoroughfare that flows directly to the college’s gates, will be transformed into a large pedestrian plaza. A new, wider pedestrianRead more..

The Rising: A Guided Tour

Take a journey around Dublin to relive the events and see the locations of the Easter 1916 Rising. ℘℘℘ What could be better than having your own local expert on hand to answer your every question when you’re on holiday? That’s what I thought when I joined 27 tourists from all over the world forRead more..

Weekly Comment:
How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Ireland (Photos)

When thinking of the ultimate travel destination for New Year’s Eve, Ireland may not immediately come to mind. However, from Dublin to Dingle, options for ringing in 2016 range from the more traditional dancing and fireworks to listening to the beats of one of the 90s’ hottest D.J.s and maybe even breaking a world record.Read more..

Young Travelers Name Dublin
“Favorite City” in World Poll

Reiterating Ireland’s prestige as one of the top places to visit in the world, Dublin was recently named the “favorite worldwide city” at the Trazee Awards in Orlando, Florida. Owned by Global Traveler magazine, trazee.com set out to find the hip and swanky destinations of 18 to 35-year-olds. Bringing nominations from web contributors and readersRead more..

Dublin Elects Sinn Féin Mayor

In June, Críona Ní Dhálaigh was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin, making her the first Sinn Féin Lord Mayor in history to take office. In 1920, Tom Kelly was elected to the position as a Sinn Féin candidate, but was unable to assume the role at that time, as he was kept by the BritishRead more..

Dublin Mural to Gay Marriage

A touchingly brave four-story mural of two men embracing was recently plastered on the side of a Dublin building on George Street. The black and white image is meant to be a “poignant representation of same sex love,” according to its painter, Joe Caslin. His image is a homage to marriage equality, an issue soonRead more..

New Busking Bylaws

New laws regulating street performance, or busking, have recently been passed in Dublin City just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The new laws were updated in order to ensure the safety and welfare of both performers and the audience. Dublin City Councillor Séamas McGrattan said after the passage of the new laws, “I welcomeRead more..

Jailing of Water Charge Protesters Condemned

Dublin Sinn Féin city councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha condemned the jailing of five water charge protesters in a statement issued on February 19. Councillor Mac Donncha said: “The jailing of water charge protesters is deplorable. These are citizens who engaged in peaceful protest as part of one of the biggest mass movements that we haveRead more..