Monthly Archives: December 2017

Genealogy expo offers family-history insight

Cayla Williams reports on a recent exhibition on genealogy in Dublin.
Family-history enthusiasts gathered at the Back to Our Past exhibition as part of the 18th annual 50 Plus Expo at the Shelbourne Hall, RDS in Dublin. The event hosted 35 exhibitors, all of whom specialise in ancestry, genetic genealogy or Irish history and memorabilia. Organised by… Read more »

Luas and Dublin Bus crash simulated

Bronwyn Molony reports on a recent simulated tram and bus crash in Dublin.
Dublin Fire Brigade and Luas operators recently staged a simulated crash exercise in preparation for the opening of the new Luas Cross City line. The incident was staged on Parnell Street and involved personnel from Dublin Fire Brigade, Luas operator Transdev and Dublin Bus as… Read more »

Festival aimed to reclaim Bram Stoker for Dublin

Razim RazimAmun interviewed the director of the recent Dublin festival to honour the creator of Dracula.
Tom Lawlor, the Director of Dublin’s Bram Stoker Festival, has been involved for the third time consecutively in the annual festival. It is his “passion for Dublin” that is the reason for him being at the helm again this year, he said at the Filmbase… Read more »

E-learning the new teaching business opportunity

Mara Garcia Ramirez reports on a talk on the growth of online teaching.
Online learning and teaching have become a new trend for new generations, a recent conference in Dublin was told. Stefano Messori, Design Strategist, Corporate Trainer and founder of the Strategic Design Hub, highlighted the importance of empathy with students in order to transfer knowledge if you are… Read more »

Genealogy event has answers to who you are

Jaqueline Costa Ribeiro attended a recent genealogy event at the RDS.
The RDS recently opened its doors to Back to Our Past, which claims to be the biggest and most popular Irish family-history event of its type in Ireland. The event offered an opportunity for visitors to examine the heritage of their family background and find… Read more »

‘Most dangerous times since 1963’ says Martin Bell

Tom Byrne reports on a talk by the very experienced British journalist on war reporting.
The first time Martin Bell attempted to become an officer in the British Army he failed the intelligence test. Undaunted, he tried again – and failed again. That failure tells us more about the inadequacies of intelligence tests than the abilities of the man who… Read more »