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Blackout in Venezuela to the sixth day

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 12, 2019

Today (March 12) means Venezuelans have been 6 days immersed into darkness, as a massive nationwide blackout hit the country on Thursday evening. As the Irish Times puts it, even though “power cuts have become frequent events in recent years as a result of an economic crisis, Thursday’s blackout was unprecedented due to its geographical […]

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 8, 2019

Today (March 8), International Women’s Day is celebrated around the Globe. It is a day to celebrate women’s achievements, and it is about unity, reflection and action. It has been celebrated on March 8 of every year since 1914, when the fight was about getting women around the world the rights to vote, but now […]

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Local Enterprise Offices hosts Business Seminar

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 6, 2019

Dublin City Public Libraries and Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) organised a group session filled with business advice today, March 03, at the Central Library in ILAC Shopping Centre. Noel McGrath led the morning with a two-hour presentation on the basics of how to start a business in Ireland. The seminar is part of the Local […]

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Patient free of HIV after stem cell transplant

By Juliane Girl / March 6, 2019

A UK HIV-patient became the second person worldwide to be freed of the virus after a stem cell transplant. Until now, the London-based man has shown no traces of HIV in his blood after having stopped taking HIV medication 18 months ago. However, it’s too early to speak of him being “cured” of HIV, doctors […]

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Pakistan shoots down Indian jets

By Juliane Girl / February 27, 2019

The conflict over Kashmir between Pakistan and India escalated on Wednesday when Pakistan shot down two Indian military jets over the ceasefire line. It also reportedly captured two Indian pilots. The two nuclear powers have been at war over the Kashmir region several times over the past decades claiming the territory for themselves. This week’s […]

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“In Conversation” with Iván Repila

By Juliane Girl / February 27, 2019

On the 28th of February, Instituto Cervantes Dublin is kicking off the new series “In Conversation” that features talks with contemporary Spanish authors about their works. The events are designed to give an insight into current affairs in Spain as well as in Ireland. The first session’s guest is writer Iván Repila whose books have […]

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Kilmainham Gaol Museum – Review

By Andreina Gonzalez / February 26, 2019

Did you know there is a museum in Kilmainham Jail? There is, and it is fun, interesting, and free. So there is no reason for you not to go there. I am always looking for places to go to in Dublin and a Museum within the perimeter of jail is different, to say the least. […]

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If Beale Street Could Talk – Movie Review

By Andreina Gonzalez / February 25, 2019

If Beale Street Could Talk is an American movie in Irish cinemas now. It is a drama directed by Barry Jenkins, and based in the original novel by James Baldwin, it is a celebration of unconditional love through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives. Played by KiKi Layne and Stephan […]

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Irish Myths – The Children of Lir

By Juliane Girl / February 21, 2019

Ireland is known for its rich heritage of mythological tales and ancient symbols. In Irish mythology, tales are usually put into four periods. The first one is called the Mythological Cycle that mainly comprises pre-Christian stories of the god-like early settlers of Ireland, the Tuatha Dé Danann. The second, the Ulster Cycle, focuses on heroic […]

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IS Shamima Begum to lose UK Citizenship

By Juliane Girl / February 20, 2019

Shamima Begum, who left the UK at the age of 15 to join the Islamic State is about to lose her UK citizenship. Her family has received a letter from the Home Office saying that: “In light of the circumstances of your daughter, the notice of the Home Secretary’s decision has been served of file […]

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