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Nicholas Lane

Student of English and French at University College Dublin. Writer with Babylon Radio, UCD Tribune, ShoutVox, and Muzikman Reviews. Radio presenter with UCD Belfield FM.


Top 5 events in Dublin Thursday 20th February

By Nicholas Lane / February 20, 2020

The weekend is almost upon us. Between comedy bingo, Irish trad sessions, and food festivals, Dublin has a lot to offer if you’re eager to let your hair down early. Can’t wait to get the weekend started? Ease into the celebrations with Babylon’s choice of the top 5 hottest events happening in Dublin tonight. Voices […]


Top 5 events in Dublin Monday 17th February

By Nicholas Lane / February 17, 2020

Happy Monday folks! We at Babylon Radio know that a good start can make or break your week, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 events happening in Dublin tonight.  With storm Dennis still knocking over bins and whistling down our chimney’s, your best bet today is to stay cosy. That’s why we’ve […]


Planning permission and building a house in Ireland

By Nicholas Lane / February 13, 2020

The Irish dream isn’t a white picket fence and a Cadillac, it’s most likely a wee family, a decent house and a bit of privacy ‒ you need planning permission before building a family nest, so here’s all you need to know, from the rules to the application process.  Building a house is a monumental […]


Top 5 events for Wednesday 12th February

By Nicholas Lane / February 12, 2020

Halfway through the week and we’re already running out of steam. It’s easy to understand why, considering it’s mid-February, it’s still getting dark in the afternoon, and suddenly we have to deal with smatterings of snow and ice. But the team at Babylon prides itself in finding ways to keep you warm and happy. Between […]


Top 10 Valentine’s date ideas that won’t break the bank

By Nicholas Lane / February 10, 2020

It’s never too early to start planning for Valentine’s Day and with February 14th quickly approaching, here’s how to wow your better half on a budget, without surrendering quality. I’m a firm believer that romance isn’t reserved for the economically endowed. We all deserve a romantic Valentine’s despite the size of our pay-package, so, my […]


Top 5 events Sunday 9th February

By Nicholas Lane / February 9, 2020

Sunday isn’t the easiest day to find something to do in Dublin. Half of Ireland emulates the religious ‘day of rest’ speel, while the other half look for a way to squeeze the last few drops of joy out of the weekend. Here’s Babylon’s top picks for events in Dublin this Sunday.  Spike Cello Festival  […]


Top 5 events in Dublin Wednesday 5th February

By Nicholas Lane / February 5, 2020

Happy ‘hump day’ Wednesday! Today is widely regarded as the toughest day of the week, but fear not! We here at Babylon radio have compiled a list of the best things to do this evening to help you over the hump, revitalising and refreshing you, so you finish your week strong! Between dance classes, live […]


Top 5 events for 1 February 2020

By Nicholas Lane / February 1, 2020

Farewell January blues! It’s the first day of February, which means we’re one step closer to the much-missed, annual week of sun that we call summer. There’s heaps of things happening in Dublin every weekend, but with so much going on, it’s hard not to miss top events. That’s why we’ve rounded up the 5 […]


The best English schools in Dublin

By Nicholas Lane / January 29, 2020

Over the past number of years, Dublin’s friendly environment, contemporary facilities, and booming job market have made it one of the most popular destinations for learning English in the world. As one of the 23 official languages of the European Union, and with more speakers than any other language across the planet,  learning English is […]

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