Are you traveling through Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport? Good news for all travellers passing through this terminal until late next year, 2015 – you will now be able to enjoy the exhibition Design Island.
The exhibition is a set of 300 pictures taken by the Irish photographer Peter Rowen that capture the work of 24 different artists from around Ireland. The exhibition displays images, the location, materials and tools, as well as a picture of the finished product with a portrait of its designer.
The Director of Operations from Dublin Airport, Vicent Harrison, said: “Irish design and creativity will be showcased to more than 21 million passengers between now and the end of 2015 and I’m sure our customers will enjoy Peter Rowen’s wonderful photographs over the coming months.”
In the coming weeks the exhibition will arrive at the Airport Terminal 1. If you fly home this Christmas, you can enjoy your time waiting immersed in Irish art!
Christmas comes to Dublin
The Lights-Up of Christmas last Thursday was the beginning, and only a preview of the events scheduled for Christmas in Dublin. The famous Christmas Market St. Stephen's Green has already begun and is open to the public until December 22nd every day between 12 pm and 7 pm.
This year one of the most anticipated events is the lighting of the Christmas tree in O'Connell Street, which involved the mayor Christy Burke and aims to overcome the Guinness world record in thousands Pape Noel street. Grab your hat, red suit, white beard and ...be part of this record!
There is also time for music as always in Ireland. On Thursday 4th December at 5:30pm an open air concert will take place in Smithfield Plaza.
Visit Dublin at Christmas webpage as to not miss any of the events, and let yourself be entertained by Christmas!
The Dublin Book Festival is one of the most successful and dynamic events in Ireland since 2005. The ninth edition of the festival comes full of news for book lovers and will take place between the 13th and the 16th November.
To promote the festival, during the 11th and 12th of November a selection of Irish novels were set in some carriages in the Luas to invite users to read as they reached their destination.
The festival is mainly held at the Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, as well as locations throughout the city as The Gutter Bookshop, The Irish Writers Centre and National Library of Ireland. During the four-day festival will feature over 50 readings, interviews, debates, book presentations and workshops for all ages.
You can see the entire schedule of the festival's official website. ¡It's always a good moment to enjoy reading!
The technology company Openet will create 30 new skilled jobs at its headquarters in Dublin. Positions for graduates, senior technicians and engineers are available.
Openet employs over 840 people developing software for more than 600 million mobile users worldwide, such as users of Vodafone and Verizon. About 200 of those jobs are engineers and are in the development lab in Dublin.
Joe Hogan, CTO and founder of Openet said: "We work closely with Irish universities and third level institutions to ensure that graduates are prepared to take highly skilled roles. Software engineers must be able to code to the highest level and this approach should be the focus of academic institutions to ensure that graduates can compete in a global labor market. "
For his part, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, said Openet is a great example of innovation in an Irish company as a leader in worldwide sales and creating jobs in Ireland.
Between the 7th and 9th of November comes to Dublin the second edition of The Beatles Festival. The festival which was released last year and intended to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the only group performance in Dublin in 1963, was a great success and the fans demanded a new edition.
In this edition we will enjoy a tribute to the band, table quiz, workshops, film screenings and even an interview with Neil Innes, the English writer and performer of comic songs. The Strawberry Sunday is one of the festival's most popular events, the Scottish band Revolver is the most awaited performance, along with the British band Johnny and the Moondogs.
This is an opportunity for the Beatlemaniacs to enjoy a program full of events in the city center of Dublin. If you want to know all the details of the festival or to purchase tickets for any of the events, please visit the official website of the festival.
The streets of Dublin will be filled with sporting spirit, happiness and solidarity during the upcoming 35th edition of the Dublin Marathon on 27 of October.
The route of the marathon, 26.2 miles, is mostly on flat ground and is carried out in a single lap, starting and finishing closeness to the city center. The race will start in three different waves: 9:00 a.m., 9:10 a.m. and 9:20a.m. The money raised will be donated to charitable purposes.
The weekend before the event will be the Dublin Marathon EXPO where you can collect the number for the race, in the Main Hall of the RDS in Ballsbridge. The time to collect the packages will be between 11am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 October. Do not forget to take your ID card. In the package, plus your number, you will find: pins, a road map and a numbered sticker (to identify your bag if you want to leave your personal items in the enabled area). The back number includes a chip that lets you control the time of the race and it is important to carry it.
You can find all necessary information and the registration form for the race on the official event website. Run for good cause!
Ethiopian Airlines will offer a new route between Dublin and Los Angeles. The Minister for Transport, Paschal Donohoe, said: "California is an important market for Irish tourism and this new service to Los Angeles will help us continue to grow in the number of visitors we receive from USA in the medium term."
The new agreement allows the largest airline in Africa to stop and pick up passengers in Dublin Airport, en route to the American city from Africa. Ethiopian Airlines will operate the route between Dublin, Los Angeles and Addis Ababa starting next summer and throughout the year. The agreement was signed under the rights of the air Fifth freedom, allowing the airline to sell tickets in all sections of the route.
The frequency of the route will be 3 times a week from Addid Ababa to Los Angeles aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The stop in Dublin will be two hours, just enough time for new passengers to go through security checks and check in their bags.
The news came just a few days after the news that Dublin would be connected to Reykjavick from June 2015. The only thing we can do is wait until next summer!
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Two new routes have been added to the schedule at Dublin Airport for next year. Reykjavik and East Midlands will have their own routes in 2015.
The Icelandic low-cost airline, WOW, announced that Dublin and Reykjavik will be connected throughout the year from next summer, three times a week. WOW will thus become the first airline to operate the route between these two countries regularly. Iceland has enjoyed a tourism boom in the last few years due to the increased air routes, the devaluation of the national currency and a sustained international marketing campaign.
Moreover, Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, said the East Midlands Airport in the UK will also have a connection to Dublin with two daily flights. The Irish airline expects to add 70,000 new passengers to each region.
Good news arrives from the Ministry of Finance: the Irish GDP (Gross domestic product) is growing.
The trend has started at the beginning of the year but lately has increased, and it’s dragging along the hope for some cuts on the taxes in the near future.
After the property-market and banking collapse that Ireland faced some years ago and the subsequent austerity period, the Emerald Island seems to have recovered from the crisis.
In the last three month (June, July and August), the GDP grew of the 7.7% more than the same period last year. An incredible data, that makes Ireland the EU country with the faster growth.
The macroecomony research company Capital Economy, predicts that the Irish economy will increase to “something closer to 5%”.
It is still early to claim that the Celtic Tiger is back, but what it sure is that the news is encouraging for all Irish people.