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A sneak peek at stained glass

A sneak peek at stained glass

For those of you who remember attending the chapel at the Irish Glass Bottle premises on Ringsend Road, you may recall some fine craftsmanship in stained glass art. Now that the chapel is no longer there, NewsFour set out to […]

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Ballet show marks the end of an era

Ballet show marks the end of an era

Since 1997, hundreds of young girls, and a handful of boys, have learned to dance at the Ingrid Nachstern Ballet School, Sandymount. Ingrid recently announced her decision to close the school after this year’s annual show, which took place on […]

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Will RTE eat itself?

Will RTE eat itself?

With their seemingly endless self promotion and intense cross-platform selling of a handful of flagship programmes, are the big wigs over in Donnybrook setting the RTE ship on a rocky course towards self-destruction? It was journalist David Quantick, writing for […]

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Rise of the machines

Rise of the machines

Drones have made their way into the spotlight for a variety of reasons over the last couple of years. One notable incident in 2014, involved a drone called a ‘quadcopter’ which landed in the exercise yard in Wheatfield Prison carrying […]

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Humans need not apply Will robots put us out of work?

Humans need not apply Will robots put us out of work?

A free exhibition exploring the possibilities of artificial intelligence is currently showing at Trinity College Dublin. Humans Need Not Apply, the spring exhibition at the Science Gallery on Pearse Street opened on February 10th recently, and will run until May […]

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Children reach heights in the arts

Children reach heights in the arts

Two locally produced video installations, the product of creative work from the Ships Passing in the Night, Culture Connects project, are currently available for viewing at Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road. Ships Passing is part of the Culture Connects Dublin South […]

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Dublin Port – a valuable legacy

Dublin Port – a valuable legacy

Dublin is an historic port city. Central to its evolution as Ireland’s most important trading centre is the River Liffey and the mercantile trade that developed around it. For early settlers, the river’s estuary provided a substantial and easily defended […]

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ALIGHT! bus tour delights audiences

ALIGHT! bus tour delights audiences

The nights of February 26th, 27th and 28th saw local audiences treated to the ALIGHT! Mystery History Cabaret Tour, a magical bus tour around the Ringsend, Irishtown, Pearse Street and Sandymount area that incorporated innovative community-based storytelling, dance, art and […]

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60 Years and Beyond: The 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland

60 Years and Beyond: The 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland

During 2017, Ireland and Japan will celebrate 60 years of formal diplomatic relations. Since the first diplomatic exchanges took place in 1957, the relationship between the two countries has gone from strength to strength. Japan is now Ireland’s 11th largest […]

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When Dante came to Beggar’s Bush

When Dante came to Beggar’s Bush

The National Print Museum at Beggar’s Bush Barracks recently hosted an exhibition of creative print materials based upon Dante Alighieri’s epic 14th century narrative poem The Divine Comedy. The Typographic Dante is the result of an ongoing project by graphic […]

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