About the author

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.


Social Welfare Means Testing in Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / February 27, 2020

For some social welfare payment schemes, you must pass a means test. But what exactly is it and how does means testing in Ireland work? Some types of social welfare payments require you to satisfy a means test as well as a habitual residence test. The means test is a way of checking if you […]


Metalhead Series: 5 Doom Metal bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / February 25, 2020

This is a fitting heavy metal genre for the ending of our incredible Metalhead Series, with five doom metal bands from Ireland! Doom metal is one of the more depressive genres of heavy metal, as opposed to the more aggressive style of most metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics try to evoke a […]


Top 5 events for 25 February 2020 in Dublin

By Jacqueline Russe / February 25, 2020

Today is Pancake Tuesday! Do you want to eat some delicious pancakes, or would you rather listen to something informative, like stories about Irish myths or interesting science experiments? There is something to do for everyone in Dublin. These are our Top 5 events for 25 February 2020! Pancake Party at Trinity College Dublin There […]


Wilderness Express: Ireland’s Rivers

By Jacqueline Russe / February 21, 2020

The Emerald Isle is not only known for its old monuments and castles, but also for its beautiful nature. Ireland’s rivers are a stunning example for this. Ireland is a land of many lakes, rivers and mountains shrouded in mythology. Which is not surprising, considering how stunning and ethereal the country’s nature can look in […]


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 […]

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