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Jacqueline Russe

Jacqueline is a German journalist and editor for Babylon Radio who likes comics, manga and video games. She is a state-certified translator for both English and German, currently working on her Bachelor's in Technical Translation.


All you need to know about Capital Gains Tax in Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / February 19, 2020

Different country, different customs, as well as different amounts of taxes to pay. There are some taxes you need to be aware of, like the Capital Gains Tax in Ireland. Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax you pay on any profit made when you dispose of an asset. Not the whole amount you receive […]


Top 5 events for 18 February 2020 in Dublin

By Jacqueline Russe / February 18, 2020

Bearing this stormy weather can get quite exhausting, both physically and emotionally. Because of that we found some interesting and fun events for today to cheer you up! These are our Top 5 events for 18 February in Dublin. Post-Valentines Comedy Massacre Ever thought of doing stand up comedy? Six weeks ago, ten brave souls […]


How does the Social Welfare System in Ireland work?

By Jacqueline Russe / February 17, 2020

Social welfare is an important part of a functional society, no matter how small. But who is responsible for the social welfare system in Ireland and who is eligible for social welfare payments? Social welfare schemes are organised public or private social services to assist disadvantaged groups of people, for example, single parents or the […]


Top 5 events for 15 February in Dublin

By Jacqueline Russe / February 15, 2020

The weekend is finally here, with many exciting events to choose from! These are our Top 5 events for 15 February happening in Dublin! The Medieval Fair at Dublinia Living history experts of the Montague Heritage Services will be demonstrating their specific skill of medieval crafts at the Medieval Fair at Dublinia. These medieval crafts […]


Social Housing in Ireland: All you need to know

By Jacqueline Russe / February 13, 2020

Many people all over the world rely on social housing. But what exactly is it and who provides social housing in Ireland? Social housing is a kind of housing meant for people who can’t afford their own accommodation for whatever reason. Local authorities are the main provider of social housing in Ireland. Local authority housing […]


Metalhead Series: 6 Thrash Metal bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / February 11, 2020

This time, we’re taking a step back into the more ‘classic’ heavy metal genres, listening to some incredible thrash metal bands from Ireland! Thrash metal is probably one of the more well-known subgenres of heavy metal, with its overall aggression and fast tempo resembling the general stereotype of ‘metal’ that many people have. But if […]


Top 5 events for 10 February in Dublin

By Jacqueline Russe / February 10, 2020

A new week always means new events to choose from. Do you want to go to a concert this week or do you just want to have a nice movie night? We can help you find something interesting and fun to do for this wonderful Monday! These are the Top 5 events for 10 February! […]


Monastic Ireland: the history of Ireland’s monastic sites

By Jacqueline Russe / February 7, 2020

This time, we’re taking a look at Ireland’s monastic sites that can be found all over the island, describing the history and the life of the monastic orders of old. The Emerald Isle is well known for its beautiful ruins of old castles and churches. But even more well known are Ireland’s monastic sites that […]


Top 5 events for 6 February 2020 in Dublin

By Jacqueline Russe / February 6, 2020

On this cold Thursday, Babylon Radio has found the most interesting events for 6 February 2020 for you! There is always something interesting to do in Dublin, even if it doesn’t seem so at first glance. Sometimes it is nice to stay at home and watch TV, but other times it is more fun to […]


How to apply for an Irish Visa and the Stamp System

By Jacqueline Russe / February 5, 2020

Visas can be quite a complex topic, no matter what country. So, how do you apply for an Irish visa, who needs them and what can you do or not do if you have one? Obtaining an Irish visa can be quite a complicated process, depending on where you come from and what kind of […]

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