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Dublin played host to one of its biggest red carpet events ever last night, with a host of Hollywood stars flocking to the Irish capital to attend the European premiere of Lincoln. Among the famous faces was Steven Spielberg, the director of the movie and the figure pulling the strings behind a wide range of motion pictures including Schindler’s List,...
Filed in: Dublin, Events
An innovative system of sequences has come into force at Dublin Airport, measures which will result in reducing the time of delays for passengers flying in and out for their stay in one of the hotels in Dublin. Labelled Point Merge, it has been introduced by the Irish Aviation Authority and places aircraft onto defined tracks which are each of equal...
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Tourism Ireland have targeted America and mainland Europe as the key to boost visitor numbers, with the governing body hoping to increase visitor numbers by 5% during 2013. Extra revenue and more tourists go hand in hand; with a whopping £3.7 billion generated for the nation’s economy should the increase become apparent. One aspect which is hoped...
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Dublin Zoo is really getting into the Christmas spirit now after two snowy owls arrived at the Fringes of the Arctic enclosure. The beautiful birds, who were born in Linton Zoo in the UK, have already settled in nicely at the attraction, which plans to invite suggestions for their new names through their Facebook page. The owls are less than a year...
Plans aimed at revolutionising Dublin’s tourist hub include eradicating Temple Bar Square in favour of recasting it as ‘Dubliners Square’ to commemorate Irish novelist and poet James Joyce. The strategy is just one of 20 objectives outlined in a new report aptly named Temple Bar Company: Supporting the Quarter, which has been designed to address...
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Excitement is starting to build around the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013 after it was announced that veteran actor Danny Devito will be attending as a very special guest. Announced earlier this week, the US actor, producer and director will be receiving a lifetime achievement award for his services to cinema over a period lasting more...

Christmas lights switched on in Dublin

Posted by on November 27, 2012
If you were lucky enough to be enjoying a break in one of the excellent hotels in Dublin over the weekend, then you would have enjoyed the Christmas lights switch on in the city, an event that was filled with festive spirit. Revellers defied rainy and blustery conditions to turn out in force for the event, which saw a traditional tree replace the €300,000...
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New Dublin smartphone app unveiled today

Posted by on November 23, 2012
A brand new smartphone application designed to help people navigate their way around Dublin has been launched today, one which is sure to be popular with those looking forward to their stay in one of the Dublin hotels in the coming months. Currently only available on iTunes, the free walk Dublin application is an initiative by Dublin City Council which...
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Zookeepers at Dublin Zoo have welcomed the attraction’s latest arrivals, after three pygmy marmoset babies were born. The adorable creatures, which are new world monkeys native to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru and northern Bolivia, are currently being looked after by its mother and father in the South American...
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After over 65 million years, dinosaurs have been brought back to life thanks to Walking with Dinosaurs, a spectacular arena show that’s set to visit Dublin for the first time this September. Regarded as one of the greatest world tours around, it allows an audience to become acquainted with the beasts that once ruled the earth through 20 intricately...
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