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Shakespeare in a Park near you

The Robert Emmet Community Development, plus Direction Out, DCC, and Stanislawski studio proudly present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” in a musical adaptation. Tomorrow and on Thursday they will be pop up in Merrion Square and in Herbert Park respectively. […]

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Here’ll be … Aliens

The 77th Worldcon got underway yesterday evening at the Convention Centre. Till Monday the space between CCD and the Point has become Area 51 for science fiction and fantasy fans. About 7,000 will have made the journey, fans and guests […]

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Dublin Fringe Festival 25th Birthday Feast

By Dermot Carmody The Dublin Fringe Festival celebrates its 25th birthday this year with shows in more than 30 locations around the city running from September 7-29. The festival draws over 30,000 spectators each year to a range of innovative […]

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Kevin Morrow at McClosky’s

By Dermot Carmody Singer and songwriter Kevin Morrow has been playing regularly on Thursday nights in McCloskey’s pub in Donnybrook for the last five years. The place itself is an old-school shop where a guest or customer can expect the […]

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Percy French: Sandymount’s adopted son

By Eoin Meegan Percy French is known far and wide as the writer of timeless classics such as ‘The Mountains of Mourne’, ‘Phil The Fluter’s Ball’, and ‘Slattery’s Mounted Fut’. Less well-known is that the composer, who was born in […]

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Say No to Hate

Around 200 protesters marched yesterday afternoon from Irishtown Garda station over Ringsend Bridge towards Google Headquarters in Barrow Street. For the past three weeks, members of ACI, (AntiCorruption Ireland) the group founded by Gemma O’Doherty have been staging their protest […]

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Campaign to save Markievicz Pool from Metrolink

By Peter McNamara On Thursday June 16th members of the “Save Markievicz Pool” campaign group convened a public meeting at St Andrews Resource Centre, on Pearse Street. At issue was the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) proposal to demolish the newly-refurbished […]

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No Garden? No Problem Let’s talk about hydroponics

By Geneva Pattison Urban landscapes often present the issue of having little space for growing at home. With less city houses with gardens being built and apartment complex living on the rise, we have to think outside the box. In […]

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Beam me to Spencer Dock

By Kathrin Kobus For five days this August the Convention Centre at Spencer Dock will be the focal point for around 6,000 Science fiction fans from all over the World. Irish scifi fans started planning with the idea “Why don’t […]

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Golden applause at RDRD Annual event

By Beibhinn Byrne The teenage years are notorious for trouble. A highly-charged and creative time in life that can prove tricky for most often requires huge support. The many rites of passage at play – from peer group approval to […]

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