Following on from the huge success of the 3 demonstrations that took place in 2018 the National Homeless and Housing Coalition, of which ICHH are a proud member, have called a Dublin Demonstration. The coalition is supported by community groups, charities, NGO’s, student unions, political parties, trade unions, musicians and artists. They want to build on the momentum of last year that saw 18,000 people take to the streets in December. They want to show the government that we will no longer accept their lack of will to build public housing on public lands and their continued over-reliance on the private sector to address the homeless and housing emergency.
Meet at one on the following meeting points:
The Housing Agency, 53 Mount Street Upper, D2
The GPO/Spire, Dublin 1
City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2
When: Sat, 9th March – 2pm
International Women’s Day Weekender is here. It’s the chance to promote the importance of equality, love, and acceptance for all. This year there will be some of Ireland’s leading makers, creators, and doers for a weekend-long celebration.
On Saturday, there will be a Tara Stewart all day take-over sesh. RTE 2FM radio presenter and DJ Tara Stewart presents a talk series with some of the girls making moves within Ireland, followed by some RnB, Hip Hop, Disco and Vogue House.
Chat’s with Tara Stewart start at 4pm with:
– Taz Kelleher: Co-founder of Sustainable Fashion Dublin and host of In the Shower Podcast.
– Nadine Reid: TV presenter for Xpose and Reporter for Woman’s Way.
– Thalia Heffernan: Model, Presenter and DSPCA Ambassador
– Niamh Cullen: Fitness, fashion and lifestyle personality.
– Shubhangi Karmakar: Founder of Repealist, Journalist Image.ie and Irish Tatler.
– Halle Steele: Model and High School student.
– Oyindamola Animashaun: Stylist
Where: The Bernard Shaw, 11-12 South Richmond Street, Dublin
When: Sat, 9th March – 4pm
How much: Admission free
An International Working Women’s Day screening of La Voz Dormida (The Sleeping Voice), which deals with the impact of Franco and fascism on the women of Spain. A 2011 Spanish drama based on a novel of the same name, winner of 2 Goya Awards, La Voz Dormida is a challenging film but a very necessary watch. The film will be followed by a panel discussion on “The rise of the right: women in the struggle against fascism and racism”.
Where: The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street Dublin 2
When: Sat, 9th March – 5pm
How much: Admission free
The Phoenix Park is awaiting your discovery…Here is home to deer, mice, badgers, foxes, buzzards, sparrowhawks, owls & squirrels. A place rich in tree and plant life, as well as fungi, lichens & mosses. In this abundant playground, you will reclaim your food and medicine, cultivate your childhood curiosity and expand your awareness through the learning of ancestral skills, nature connection activities, and community building. Each month, the course focuses on a new theme or skill which is designed to connect you to your place in the world, as well as to your ancestral past and a more sustainable future.
Skill in March: Fish skin tanning
Where: The Furry Glen, Phoenix Park, Dublin
When: Sun, March 10th – 11am to 3pm
How much: Pay as much as you can afford – suggested donation: 35€ – register here
Hu$$le is a night for entrepreneurs and people looking to start their own ideas. Meet like-minded people and hear stories about success and failures in business. Get free advice from people who have done it before. Unlimited free tea, coffee, biscuits & popcorn.
Sean McKenna & his partner Nikita returned to Ireland in 2017 after a 5-year working holiday around the world. The pair had gained a decent online following through their traveling food Blog “World Food Porn”. The pair moved home and established “Blasta Street Kitchen”, a fresh, farm to Fork, Tex-Mex style private dining concept. In just 2 short years the pair have won numerous national awards for both their food offerings and their dedication to sustainability.
Where: The Clockwork Door, 51 Wellington Quay, Dublin
When: Sun, March 10th – 6:30pm
How much: €5