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Get Christmas trees recycled in Dublin for free at these locations

By Peter Dlhopolec / January 7, 2020

People can choose any of these 11 drop-off points to have their Christmas trees recycled around Dublin.  Christmas season is officially over, and people all over are taking their Christmas trees down. Those who have not yet thrown away their tree can use a free-of-charge service offered by the Dublin City Council and have their […]


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 […]


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 […]


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; […]


Dublin flash-mob in Parliament on Saturday 14 December

By Carlotta Cutrale / December 12, 2019

A number of protest groups, NGOs and refugee support organisations are taking their cues from recent events in Italy and are planning a Dubin flash mob in front of Parliament building this Saturday. Following the unstoppable wave of Bologna’s flash mob, where more than 6000 sardines showed up to fight against the far-right Lega party […]


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 […]


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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