Archive for 2012

Dublin Lord Mayor commits to Digital Masterplan for city by June 2013

November 26th, 2012

Launching the Digital Dublin Leadership Forum in the Mansion House today Dublin’s Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí pledged that the City would have a Digital Masterplan by June of 2013. The objective of the Masterplan will be to develop Dublin as a world centre of digital excellence. Over 50 leaders from major technological companies, government agencies and Universities met to direct and shape the digital future of Ireland’s capital at today’s Forum.


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Stephen Gyllenhaal’s GRASSROOTS opens in Irish cinemas November 9th

November 14th, 2012

GRASSROOTS is the true story of Grant Cogswell, an unemployed music critic with a penchant for dressing up like a polar bear and a dream to bring a monorail to the citizens of Seattle: an elegant train gliding silently above the streets, a symbol of his city’s future.


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Irish start-up wins respected technology innovation award from European Space Agency

November 14th, 2012

Irish technology start-up ‘Vicinity Systems®’ has been awarded first prize for Ireland at the European Space Agency’s prestigious technology awards ‘The Galileo Masters’. The awards took place in Munich, Germany. In addition to winning the regional prize, the company was also shortlisted for the ‘ESA Special Prize for Innovation’, and was runner up for the global technology award. It is the first time that an Irish company has won a prize.


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Minister Ruairi Quinn Launches Comhaltas “Trad is Fab” Programme

July 25th, 2012

‘Trad is Fab’ is an audio-visual lesson scheme for primary schools produced by Comhaltas

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is preparing for a busy school year with their new initiative ‘Trad is Fab’ which was officially launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD today. ‘Trad is Fab’ is specifically developed and arranged by the Comhaltas Meitheal Education committee to introduce primary school pupils to Traditional Irish music, song and dance. Each pack includes a DVD, five classroom posters, a teachers workbook and pupil worksheets for third and fourth class pupils.


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Monica Loughman Ballet presents “Masterpieces of World Opera and Ballet” in Dublin

July 24th, 2012

Unique new format combines opera and ballet performances, debuting Belfast’s own Melissa Hamilton, principal ballerina of the Royal Ballet and an excerpt from Monica Loughman’s new production in classical ballet, Children of Lir


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Respond! Housing Association announce Programme of Events to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

July 13th, 2012

National Children’s Fairytale Writing Competition announced by charity

Respond!, Ireland’s leading housing charity, launched a programme of events to celebrate their 30th anniversary at their Head Office in Airmount, Waterford. The programme, covering the next six months, includes major conferences, the launch of significant policy documents, opening of new housing developments, family fun days and other events designed to celebrate the anniversary and to appeal to the public and Respond! residents alike.


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Proventus Renewables Plc signs Major Agreement with Greek Renewable Energy Specialists

July 12th, 2012

Memorandum of Understanding signed with renewable energy specialists OMEGA MG in Greece

Proventus Renewables Plc, a Dublin-based company involved in the renewable energy sector focused on activities in Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with OMEGA MG (“OMEGA”), a company involved in developing renewable energy projects in Greece.


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Malawi Women’s Hospital to benefit from Internet Café courtesy of Irish Company CRS

July 1st, 2012

CRS Refrigeration will provide the Mua Hospital in Malawi with a fully-functioning internet café

Mua Hospital in Central Malawi will receive a fully functioning internet café courtesy of Irish company CRS Refrigeration. The company has a long-standing relationship with the charity, Mua Hospital Appeal, in association with Dr. Valerie Donnelly, a Mount Carmel Hospital obstetrician.


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2,500 cyclists take part in Lunchtime Bike Ride

June 21st, 2012

Over 2,500 Dublin cyclists joined Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague, Minister for Public & Commuter Transport Alan Kelly T.D, Event Ambassador’s 98FM Morning Crew DJ duo Aidan Power and Claire Solan to put their foot on the pedal for Dublin’s Bike to Work Day 2012 www.dublincitycycling.ie


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Aung San Suu Kyi receives freedom of Dublin City

June 19th, 2012

Here are some of our photos from the event which marked the freedom of the city of Dublin for the World freedom heroine Aung San Suu Kyi. The official presentation took place in Dublin’s Grand Canal Square on the evening of 18th June, 2012.


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