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What to make of shops supplying only “essential” items

By Laura Varley / November 2, 2020

Since returning to level 5 lockdown it has become clear that not everything is the same as it was the first time around. Schools and child-care facilities remain open, elite and professional sports carry on behind closed doors and support bubbles have been established to protect the isolated and vulnerable. But one of the more […]


How to Do Public Speaking Effectively

By Ful Belin / October 26, 2020

Public speaking has been a fear of many people ranging from students to business workers. According to The U.S National Institute of Mental Health, public speaking anxiety, or glossophobia affects about 73% of the population. Psychologists associate this common fear with our ancestral roots. When we stand in front of an audience, at a primal […]


Deserted Grafton Street

By Karl Ffrench / July 22, 2020

Grafton street, mentioned in songs by The Script, Nanci Griffith, Bagatelle and Dido, is one of two main principal shopping streets in Dublin. Kept alive, not only by the sounds of Buskers, but the hustle and bustle of shoppers and tourists alike. The street was named after Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton, the illegitimate […]


Jobs in Ireland: Job Sites, Agencies & CV

By Byra Gan / July 15, 2020

Are you looking for jobs in Ireland and do not know where to start? Are there too many job sites in Ireland? Here is a comprehensive guide on how best to navigate through the Irish job market.  During the height of the Covid-19 lockdown, many have been left without jobs all over the world. Fortunately, […]


Fast food chains have temporarily closed their restaurants

By Peter Dlhopolec / March 23, 2020

Costa Coffee and Starbucks have taken the same step due to COVID-19.  Several big fast food and coffee chains, including McDonald’s, have decided to suspend their operation amid the COVID-19 outbreak. South African chain Nando’s closed its restaurants on March 22 until further notice saying the health and safety of its employees and customers is […]


National minimum wage increased by 30 cent from February

By Peter Dlhopolec / February 11, 2020

The hourly national minimum wage exceeded €10 on February 1.    As in previous years, the government has decided to increase the national minimum wage, this time by 30 cent an hour. From February 1, the national minimum wage will increase to €10.10. This results from strong growth in earnings across the economy in 2019. […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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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