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Peter Dlhopolec

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Transport Department to invest €1 billion in rail network

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 12, 2019

Transport Department to invest €1 billion in rail network, buying new rail cars as more passengers use the rail network. Ireland’s rail network will hopefully improve after the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport announced its five-year programme, based on which €1 billion will be invested in the rail infrastructure. “The Exchequer funding that is […]

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No trains and buses to operate in Ireland on December 25

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 10, 2019

Ireland’s public transport will freeze for 24 hours on December 25. Foreigners who have been living in Ireland for a short time and tourists heading to Ireland around Christmas may be shocked by the fact that Ireland’s public transport will be paralysed on Christmas Day, December 25. Not only trains and buses will be put […]

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FLYEfit helps you work out your mental health. On the cheap

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 10, 2019

FLYEfit: an exercise in low-cost gym operation that works out for gym owners and goers alike. The low-cost gym chain FLYEfit has tweeted it will be opening another gym at Jervis Street, its first branch right in the city centre. This Irish chain of gyms, most of their current 15 scattered around Dublin, has been […]

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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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