About the author

Nicholas Lane

Student of English and French. Born in Essex, bred in Donegal, buttered in Dublin. Writer with Babylon Radio and UCD Tribune. Radio presenter with UCD Belfield FM.


Boosting your immune system against the coronavirus

By Nicholas Lane / March 20, 2020

How to strengthen your immune system and stay healthy for your friends, family, and self, during the Covid-19 pandemic.To fight this virus, the current advice from professionals is to wash hands frequently, respect social distancing, and upon showing symptoms, self-isolate and contact a GP remotely. We all have vulnerable people in our lives, so it’s natural […]


Stay fit, stay healthy: Quarantine home workout plan

By Nicholas Lane / March 18, 2020

Staying physically fit boosts your immune system, so here are some simple bodyweight workout exercises that will keep you healthy, happy, and busy at home during Ireland’s quarantine lockdown.  As you may have heard, Ireland is experiencing a slight period of uncertainty at the moment. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the […]


10 activities in Dublin that don’t involve drinking

By Nicholas Lane / March 5, 2020

Whether you’re taking a break for lent, off the gargle for good, or just want to switch things up here’s a few ways to let your hair down, without a pint in your hand. Whiskey, Guinness, Poitín … Dublin’s reputation as the drinking capital of the world precedes it. However, if you’re one of the many […]


Internet Options in Ireland

By Nicholas Lane / February 29, 2020

Access to the internet is paramount in our day and age, and as the cogs of the technological revolution continue to whir, more work is going remote, more contact is digital, and more import is placed on a high-speed internet connection.  There was a time a few years back, when it seemed Ireland wouldn’t be […]


Top 5 events in Dublin Saturday 29th February

By Nicholas Lane / February 29, 2020

In the blink of an eye, February 2020 is behind us. Once every four years though, the month gets an extra day, so ladies get your rings ready, witches light your cauldrons, because this Saturday is a leap day. Here’s how to make this extra day count with a selection of the best events happening […]


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 […]

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