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Winter Lights turns Dublin into a magical Eden (PHOTO)

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 8, 2019

Winter Lights Dublin takes place in 14 locations. Winter Lights Dublin, an event that changes the city into a winter wonderland with Christmas lighting installations, has returned to Ireland’s capital for the second time after great success in 2018. The festive event began on December 1 and will end on the first day of 2020. […]

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A group of Georgians and Albanians deported from Ireland

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 5, 2019

Ireland has deported 23 Georgian and Albanian nationals. The Department of Justice and Equality said it deported 23 people from Ireland on December 4 in cooperation with Belgium, Iceland, and the EU Border and Coast Guard Agency known as Frontex. A group of 23 people, of which 19 were men, came from Georgia and Albania. […]

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Ireland reports 120,000 unemployed people this November

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 4, 2019

Ireland claimed less than 5% of unemployed in November. Ireland’s unemployment rate did not change in November and remains at the same level as the previous month of 2019, 4.8%, standing at a near 13-year low, according to the Central Statistics Office. The number of unemployed, however, rose by 100 job seekers in the above […]

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Ireland must do more to tackle racism and hate crime

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 4, 2019

Travellers, Roma, and people of African decent in Ireland face racism and hate crime most often. Ireland is not doing enough to bury racism and hate crime faced by minorities within its legal and institutional framework, the United Nations (UN) said after reviewing the latest report by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) […]

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Juneyao Air will fly between Dublin and Shanghai from 2020

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 2, 2019

Juneyao Air flights from Dublin to China’s largest city will launch in March 2020. Chinese airliner Juneyao Air will launch bi­-weekly flights between Dublin and China’s largest city, Shanghai,  on March 29. “We see strong demand for travel between Ireland and Shanghai, and we are sure that this new service will grow the market by […]

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Dublin kicks off its 2019 Christmas tree lighting

By Peter Dlhopolec / November 30, 2019

Dublin Christmas tree lighting starts off the festive season with a total of 30 Christmas trees being lit in around the city. Dublin is ahead of New York City when it comes to Christmas tree lighting. The Irish capital began to switch on its Christmas trees on November 29. The first two glittering trees are […]

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Best Irish books of 2019 revealed

By Peter Dlhopolec / November 26, 2019

The public picked its best Irish books of 2019. Ireland has learnt which books written by the country’s writers this year are the best Irish books of 2019 during the An Post Irish Book Awards, held just a few weeks ahead of Christmas. Sinéad Gleeson and Joseph O’Connor may not be known to the non-Irish […]

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The Irish expected to work 37 years in their life

By Peter Dlhopolec / November 25, 2019

The number of years Irish people spend at work during their life keeps rising, the EU’s latest data shows. Irish people, who are now 15 years old, are expected to work 37 years of their life, the EU Statistical Office (Eurostat) has revealed. It is more than in 2009 when the length of working years […]

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