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Grafton Street in 5 songs: A tribute, a wonderland, and a proposal

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 17, 2019

Listen to five songs about Dublin’s famous Grafton Street.    Grafton Street is one of the main tourist attractions and shopping streets in Ireland’s capital of Dublin. It is famous for its buskers, who sing just a few tens of metres away from each other. The Grafton magic features also in a few pop songs. […]

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Ireland has found its most expensive streets to live on

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 16, 2019

Ireland’s most expensive property market is in Dublin 6. The property website Daft.ie has published its second part of the 2019 Wealth Report, analysing the expensive Ireland property market, including the most affluent streets. Areas around Dublin remain the most expensive as regards to housing prices in Ireland, with Mount Merrion, Dalkey and Sandycove being […]

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Here’s what to know before you fly home for Christmas

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 16, 2019

Keep these Christmas tips in mind to avoid trouble at Dublin airport.   People who have decided to fly home for Christmas should be aware of the following things before they turn up by a gate at the airport with their presents. Dublin Airport Authority has recommended passengers to avoid gift wrapping Christmas presents if […]

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A new strategy to make lives of LGBTI+ people safer and better

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 14, 2019

Ireland’s LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy comprises four pillars and more than 100 actions. Ireland’s legislation has recognised marriage equality since 2015, but LGBTI+ community is still facing issues that prevent them from thriving, the Irish government claims in its new inclusion strategy. The strategy acknowledges not only a number of structural issues that hinder LGBTI+ people […]

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Facebook lists Ireland’s most discussed stories of 2019

By Peter Dlhopolec / December 14, 2019

Instagram has also published the most followed accounts of 2019 in Ireland.   US President Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland and several disasters were some of the most talked about Facebook stories of 2019 in Ireland. “As with previous years, it’s incredible to see the range of topics discussed on Facebook by people in Ireland; […]

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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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