Posts Tagged ‘Dublin’

News from Ireland:
October / November 2019

The latest goings on. ℘℘℘ BREXIT AND THE BORDER The October 31 deadline is fast approaching and yet we seem to be as far as ever from agreeing on a deal for Brexit. The question of the Irish border continues to be a bone of contention between the Irish and British governments, and in recent weeks, Tánaiste SimonRead more..

New Film & TV

DUBLIN MURDERS AIRING ON STARZ NETWORK A few years back, author Tana French told Irish America about her unusual journey from under-employed actress to “First Lady of Irish Crime.” “I needed a day job,” said French, an American-born longtime resident of Dublin. French ended up working on an archeological dig when she was bowled overRead more..

BNA 2019 Festival of Neuroscience

Some 1,500 international neuroscientists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, patient advocates, and patient organizations gathered in Dublin for the BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience, the biggest neuroscience festival held in Europe in 2019 and the first time it was held outside of Britain. The festival took place from April 14-19 in Dublin. Lead organizer of the public program,Read more..

World War II “Eire” Landmark Restored

A historic Irish Second World War coastal landmark has been painstakingly restored by volunteers in Dublin. For six months, a team of up to 35 volunteers met on Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, Dublin, and worked tirelessly to restore a picturesque sign displaying the word “Eire” in giant white letters. One of 80 signs built along the Irish coastline duringRead more..

Dublin Apocalypse
Manuscript Now Online

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) celebrated the digitization of the Dublin Apocalypse manuscript, one of great medieval treasures of TCD’s library, on February 1. The 14th-century Latin manuscript of the Book of Revelation is accompanied by exquisite illustrations in gold and other vivid colors depicting scenes of the horsemen of the Apocalypse, battles with many-headed beasts,Read more..

Ancient Gaelic
Manuscript Discovered

Arecently discovered 15th-century Irish vellum manuscript reveals a connection between Gaelic Ireland and the Islamic world, and illustrates that medical scholarship in medieval Gaelic Ireland was on a par with that practiced on the continent. The discovery – a sheet full of text in Irish – cut from a 15th-century Irish vellum manuscript that hadRead more..

Ireland’s Biggest Santa Cycle Reaches €1 Million Mark for Sick Children This Christmas

On Sunday, December 2, 500 Dubliners dressed as Santa Claus with Christmas lights took part in Ireland’s biggest Santa Cycle, now in its fourth year. After departing from the Phoenix Park, the Santas cycled through Dublin, past Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin, and finished in Clondalkin. The event was arranged by the Laurels Charity Crew,Read more..

UCD Smurfit School

On Wednesday October 17th, the 16th annual New York UCD Smurfit School Benefit Dinner took place at the Metropolitan Club, New York City. This year’s honorees were Aidan Connolly, Chief innovation Officer & Vice President, Corporate Accounts at Alltech & Helen Doody, Senior Client Advisor at Kepos Capital, L.P. All profits raised from the eventRead more..

Tackling Ireland’s Homelessness Crisis

The housing crisis and collapse of the Celtic Tiger in the first decade of the 2000s led to a major increase in homelessness in Ireland. However, organizations like Merchant’s Quay in Dublin are hoping to help Ireland’s homeless population as well as bring awareness to a crisis that has escalated in recent years. According toRead more..

LinkedIn Launches New HQ in Ireland

LinkedIn officially opened its new Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Dublin in September, revealing a new $100 million premises on the Grand Canal Dock. The headquarters was built to meet the needs of LinkedIn’s growing workforce in Ireland, which has ballooned from three employees in 2010 to 1,200 today. It marks the company’sRead more..