Archive for 2019

Dublin Film Critics Circle announce annual awards

December 17th, 2019

Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story has been named best film of 2019 in the 13th annual poll from the Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC). In another sign that Netflix is increasingly making the running at awards season, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman was comfortably ahead of the following pack in second place. Baumbach’s study of a bitter divorce between two bohemians scored near-unprecedented success across the categories. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson triumphed as, respectively, best actor and best actress. Baumbach took the prize for best screenplay. Scorsese secured best director.


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Discover the world as The Holiday Show returns to Limerick

December 17th, 2019

Discover the world under one roof at The Holiday Show in association with Shannon Airport 2020

The Holiday Show in association with Shannon Airport returns for its fifth year  taking place Saturday and Sunday, 11th and 12th January 2020 in a new venue, the South Court Hotel, Limerick. Discover the world at your finger tips as The Holiday Show conveniently assembles exhibitors from across the globe, all under one roof. Take the opportunity to secure show-only holiday deals, receive stellar advice from travel professionals, be in with a chance to win holiday prizes and enjoy FREE admission to this great event.

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Wildcard annouces Irish release date for VIVARIUM

December 10th, 2019

Lorcan Finnegan’s sci-fi thriller Vivarium starring The Social Network’s Jesse Eisenberg, Green Room’s Imogen Poots and written by Garret Shanley will be released in Irish cinemas on 27th March 2020.

During their search for the perfect home, Gemma (Poots) and Tom (Eisenberg) find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like suburban neighborhood named Yonder. All attempts to escape end in failure, culminating in the discovery of a baby on the pavement outside house number 9 with the instructions ‘raise the child and be released’. Reminiscent of the likes of Get Out and TV’s Black Mirror, Vivarium is as thrillingly provocative as it is wickedly enjoyable and takes you on a trip into an unforgettable suburban Twilight Zone.

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ALONE and Dublin City Council urge communities to reach out to older people this winter

December 2nd, 2019

Lord Mayor launches ALONE and Dublin City Council Cold Weather Initiative

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Paul Mc Auliffe, launched Dublin City Council and ALONE’s cold weather campaign outside Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street today. Dublin City Council’s Community Development Section, in association with ALONE, the Gardaí, Dublin Fire Brigade, and StayWell Pharmacies is urging members of the public to check in on older people in their community this winter.

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You’ll Never Abseil ALONE!

November 30th, 2019

ALONE supported the older community with a Charity Abseil in Croke Park today.

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, held a charity abseil in Croke Park in aid of ALONE today, Wednesday 30th of October, with all proceeds raised going to support older people in need.

Companies, teams and individuals participated in this event, which was supported by corporate partners Standard Life, Zurich, Bayer, Ald Re Automotive, Beechfield Healthcare, Red Cow Moran and The Moriarty Group.

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The Young Offenders return for a third series

November 22nd, 2019

The hit Irish comedy The Young Offenders from producers Vico Films will return on RTÉ2 and BBC Three for a third series in the new year.  Created by Peter Foott, The Young Offenders tells the coming of age adventures of Conor (Alex Murphy) and Jock (Chris Walley) and their mother/guardian Mairead (Hilary Rose) as she tries to keep them on the straight and narrow. The best friends navigate their awkward teenage years, hatching plans and adventures to help distract from their tough home lives and their inability to stay out of trouble.

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Make Your Minutes Count with ALONE this Christmas

November 15th, 2019

“Older people have the most amazing stories to tell”: Marian Keyes joins ALONE in asking the public to reach out and spend some time with older people spending Christmas alone.
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Fingal County Council launch their Migrant Integration & Social Cohesion strategy 2019-2024

November 8th, 2019

Fingal County Council work to meet the needs of a growing diverse population

The Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien recently launched Fingal County Council’s Migrant Integration & Social Cohesion strategy 2019-2024 in County Hall, Swords, north county Dublin. The main goals of the strategy are to ensure Fingal County Council services meet the needs of the diverse population and contribute to making Fingal a place where all who live, work and visit are valued.

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ALONE launch ‘Let’s Talk Money’ with Vincent Browne

October 1st, 2019

Charity launches Pre-Budget Submission and campaign on financial difficulty on International Day for Older Persons.
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Gateway to the City opens onto Dorset Street

September 25th, 2019

Brand new festival showcases the history, culture and delicious food that the Dorset Street area has to offer.

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