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Petition to end 9 am lectures at UCD

By Lorna / October 11, 2016

A group from UCD have started a petition to end (or reduce) the 9am lectures, tutorials and exams in third level institutions, starting with UCD. According to this group 9 am lectures are in violation of the Geneva Convention on Human Rights (Article 24), which states “the right to rest and leisure”. They find timetables in […]

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Movies this week

By Lorna / October 11, 2016

So this week, what’s it going to be? Thriller or comedy? Well there is no shortage of either in the cinemas. The highly anticipated Girl on a Train has been adapted from the book. It is a thriller that follows the disappearance of Rachel’s ex-husband’s new wife. She woke up unable to recall what happened […]

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Back from the dead

By Lorna / October 10, 2016

It may seem too early for Halloween, but this news doesn’t involve zombies or ghosts. This comes after the discovery of a species of tree thought to have been extinct was found alive in the UK. The Wentworth Elm (Ulmus Wentworthii Pendula) was thought to have gone extinct during the last century due to Dutch […]

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The Zeminar @ the RDS

By Lorna / October 10, 2016

The Zenimar is taking place from the 11-13th of October (yes, this week!) in the RDS. The Zeminar is an event for the young people of “Generation Z” (think: between the ages of 15-20), to encourage and feed their development – almost like a networking event to help them find an area of interest. Whether […]

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Listoke Distillery and Gin school

By Lorna / October 7, 2016

If you’re looking for something creative and different to do this weekend, why not try making your own personal gin? The Listoke Gin school is offering classes in the grounds of the haven that is Listoke House. Once you arrive you will be greeted by a light refreshment before a talk of the history of […]

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Fallon & Byrne: your one stop shop

By Lorna / October 7, 2016

Anyone looking for a grocers, nice date spot or just somewhere to grab a glass of wine and a cheeseboard with a friend, you’re in for a treat. Fallon & Byrne have just what you need. Located on Exchequer St (just off George’s St), if you pop in during the day you’ll be greeted by […]

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Getting inked in Dublin

By Lorna / October 6, 2016

Being new to a city can leave you looking for some insider information, and here at Babylon we aim to provide this guidance. Or maybe you’re looking to get your first tattoo and don’t know where to start? Either way you’ve come to the right place. Wildcat ink is has always been a go-to, located […]

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Is it worth saving an endangered species?

By Lorna / October 5, 2016

With the loss of natural habitat to logging, agriculture and increased urbanization around the world comes the loss of species. Some fall victim to the pet trade, while others are hunted for meat or hides. But when conservation efforts to re-establish a population in the wild fail, should we just let nature takes its course? […]

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World Animal Week

By Lorna / October 5, 2016

This week is world animal week! A full week dedicated to loving animals in all their shapes and forms. It is celebrated around the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. This week is aimed at raising awareness for animal welfare. So this week, make an effort to help your […]

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The Wild Atlantic Way

By Lorna / October 4, 2016

Strap on your helmets and get on your runners – I’m going to give you a tour of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW). This route is a designated path stretching the length of the country, from Donegal to Cork along the West coast. It is a must see to properly experience the beauty of the […]

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