Monthly Archives: April 2018

Outcry for change in male behaviour

Angelina Niederpruem argues that changes in the structures of our society are needed to make women feel safer.
The behaviour of Harvey Weinstein has triggered a debate about the handling of sexual violence in society – about the language we use when we talk about the opposite sex and also about structures and systems in which women are exploited, abused and discriminated against. Different… Read more »

Paws up for Dublin’s Chinese Year of the Dog

Carolina Hernández de Toledo reports on the recent Chinese New Year Festival in Dublin.
Dogs took over Dublin recently for the Chinese New Year of the Dog, bursting into the city with different activities, traditions and cultural exchanges along the 27 venues of the festival. The 15 days’ celebration covered the city in the colour red, wishing everybody good… Read more »

The enduring popularity of Copper Face Jacks

Gillian Coleman writes about the ever-popular nightclub on Harcourt Street.
Since the opening of Copper Face Jacks on the popular Harcourt Street in 1996, the club has been renowned for providing the people of Ireland with a night out in the “Big Smoke” full of cheesy hit songs from the noughties. The club is one of… Read more »

Growing trend of fitness among museum goers

Abubakar Ejaz reports that museums are no longer places for merely looking at things.
Museums are not any more just places for seeing art and artefacts but are now also helping people to become healthy mentally and physically with benefitting from their calm and meditative environment. The last few years have seen some major trends emerge in the world of… Read more »

Community Centre providing education for all

A local education centre provides a second chance of education for people from the area, reports Gillian Coleman.
The Dublin 8 Community Education Centre (D8CEC) has been improving the education of many people for the past 21 years, while encouraging students to reconnect to their past education experiences. The centre, located at 17 Synge Street just a short walk from Dublin… Read more »

Injecting Facility to open in Dublin city centre

Heroin deaths could decrease with a suitable and safe place to use drugs, writes Ottavia Caminita.
The Health Service Executive (HSE) is searching for a suitable injection facility in Dublin city centre. Between 2004 and 2013, there has been an increase of 98 per cent in the number of deaths related to poly drugs. Out of these, 72 per cent were connected… Read more »

Dublin to Dubai on a one-way ticket

Aaron Dodd talks to a woman who has swapped this green isle for a city in the desert.
Isabel Fergus moved from the South Circular Road in Dublin 8 to Dubai almost two years ago now. She swapped the grey sky, endless green fields and rain-soaked Mondays of Ireland for a modern city in the desert. Dubai is home to the most futuristic cars… Read more »

Late innovative artist honoured with exhibition

A Dublin gallery has held an exhibition to honour the life of the late artist, Stephen McKenna, reports Ugne Aksiutovaite.
Kerlin Gallery on South Anne Street in Dublin recently ended an exhibition of works of the late artist Stephen McKenna with a celebratory event. The exhibition was held to celebrate the artist’s life and legacy after his passing in May last year. Stephen McKenna was best… Read more »

From Russia with love

Terence Birkby reports on how one Russian woman made Ireland her home.
Modern-day Ireland is fast becoming a diverse and multicultural society, as people from all around the world decide to settle and live here. Among this group of people is the Russian community and Liga Nikolajeva, a Russian woman who wanted to make Ireland her home.  Ms… Read more »

The dog-friendly trend in Dublin 8

You can now eat and drink with your dog locally, reports Ugne Aksiutovaite.
A dog is man’s best friend, as the saying goes, and what is better than being able to go out for food or a drink with your best friend? Dublin 8 is home to many dog-friendly businesses that open their doors to pet owners and… Read more »