February 24: an overview of five great events in Dublin.
Welcome to Monday, February 24. Step out into this week with one of the five Dublin events below. Today’s list is a mix of everything, from sports to culture.
gig: HUDSON TAYLOR PRE-RELEASE ALBUM PARTY
Brothers Harry and Alfie of the Irish folk duo Hudson Taylor are releasing a second full-length album, Loving Everywhere I go, on February 28. They will host a pre-release album party at Whelan’s in Dublin today. They will not only play new songs but also take your Q&A. A ticket includes the band’s new album, signed postcard and the ticket itself.
theatre: THE FALL OF THE SECOND REPUBLIC
“Emer Hackett is a fearless and determined investigative reporter – her target is the Taoiseach, Manny Spillane, a wily political survivor. Their paths cross in the ruins of an old theatre, set to be the site for a banking centre, which promises to bring wealth to the Irish economy as well to Spillane and his cohorts. What Emer uncovers sparks a fury of consequences for her newspaper, her colleagues and the political framework of the country.”
FREE FIRST PREVIEW WILL TAKE PLACE TODAY! Tickets cannot be booked in advance. They are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from 18:30. The queuing area is not sheltered!
Venue: Abbey Theatre
Tickets: free. From Feb 25, ticket prices will range from €13 to €45.
football: LIVERPOOL VS WEST HAM
Liverpool has won their last 20 home matches in the Premier League but will have to overcome the disappointment of their UCL loss to Atletico Madrid in midweek. They will host the Hammers today.
Venue: The Living Room
Time: 19:00 with a kick-off starting at 20:00
The past year has seen dramatic political shifts from Ecuador to Argentina to Bolivia in Latin America. Debt crises have been a constant feature of the continent’s politics and economic development, and the IMF has continued to impose stringent conditions on the money it lends. What impact has the IMF had on political and economic developments in Latin America in recent years? Financial Justice Ireland and the Latin America Solidarity Centre will host Luiz Vieira of the Bretton Woods Project for a public talk.
film: FOR LOVE AND MONEY
It is a free Monday at the Irish Film Institute. Come in the early afternoon to the Institute to watch a short film that looks into the rising cost of getting married in Ireland in 1968. The film follows a young couple from engagement to the departure for their honeymoon as they run up a staggering bill of £470.