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Smithfield Horse Fair: A tradition which is part of the Smithfield culture

Smithfield Horse Fair: A tradition which is part of the Smithfield culture

Horse owners, traders, and equestrians have once again gathered at Smithfield Square for their monthly horse fair, which is attended by people from across Dublin and well beyond.…

Celebration of Japanese Cinema in Smithfield

Celebration of Japanese Cinema in Smithfield

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns to our city this week for the 15th time, with a plethora of Japan’s best releases. The festival will take place in…

CSO’s crime release reveals Dublin had a large increase in robbery related crimes

CSO’s crime release reveals Dublin had a large increase in robbery related crimes

The latest CSO figures for crime in Q3 of 2023 make for grim reading of the Dublin area. Figures released on the 25th of March show that Dublin…

Ireland introduces deposit return scheme to boost recycling

Ireland introduces deposit return scheme to boost recycling

Earlier this month, the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) “Re-turn” was launched nationwide.   There are approximately 1.9 billion bottles and cans consumed in Ireland every year. This scheme…

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Smithfield Horse Fair: A tradition which is part of the Smithfield culture

Smithfield Horse Fair: A tradition which is part of the Smithfield culture

Horse owners, traders, and equestrians have once again gathered at Smithfield Square for their monthly…

Italian Quarter – Meet some of the businesses creating a slice of Italy in Dublin city centre

Italian Quarter – Meet some of the businesses creating a slice of Italy in Dublin city centre

Behind Jervis Shopping Centre, in a small lane by the Quays, you’ll find Bloom Lane.…

Review: The Lighthouse Cinema.

Review: The Lighthouse Cinema.

What’s the experience like in one of Smithfield best known venues? So, I’m going to…

Escaping reality – the Liberties’ obsession with escape rooms

Escaping reality – the Liberties’ obsession with escape rooms

Nowadays, there are so many forms of entertainment, whether that be technology, sports, television or hundreds…

Skyview Tower – the old chimney with a view

Skyview Tower – the old chimney with a view

In the heart of Smithfield, the Generator Skyview tower is a sight to behold. At…

Vintage pop-ups connect to the environment

Vintage pop-ups connect to the environment

The younger generations continue to embrace ‘pre-loved’ clothes over fast-fashion brands. In the last few…

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Celebration of Japanese Cinema in Smithfield

Celebration of Japanese Cinema in Smithfield

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns to our city this week for the 15th time, with a plethora of Japan’s best releases. The festival will take place in…

Review: The Lighthouse Cinema.

Review: The Lighthouse Cinema.

What’s the experience like in one of Smithfield best known venues? So, I’m going to let you in on a little secret….  I’m not from Dublin, and I…

Escaping reality – the Liberties’ obsession with escape rooms

Escaping reality – the Liberties’ obsession with escape rooms

Nowadays, there are so many forms of entertainment, whether that be technology, sports, television or hundreds of others. One new form of entertainment that seems to be becoming increasingly…

Happydaysfest – Student gigs not to miss

Happydaysfest – Student gigs not to miss

Happydaysfest is a mini festival that takes place in the Grand Social, near Ha’penny Bridge, and artists from all around Dublin get the chance to perform.   This festival…

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Kevins GAA club: the village in the city

Kevins GAA club: the village in the city

The Liberties is a huge, dense area, where young people are extremely limited in access to sports facilities. But one of…

Training Restaurants – Are practical classrooms the way of the future?

Training Restaurants – Are practical classrooms the way of the future?

Traditional teaching methods are changing. I write this piece as a student of journalism, for a student led paper that is…

Emmet Brennan’s Olympic journey

Emmet Brennan’s Olympic journey

Whatever the outcome, Emmet Brennan is proud of the path that took him from inner-city Dublin to the Tokyo Olympics. ‘’If…