Mid-week 9.45am meandering… A schoolboy, who ought to have been in school begged his Dad to buy him a watermelon,one so big that he struggled to lift it. “Please Da can I have it, they’re lovely so they are.” My heart went out to the young lad when his Dad said “not today son.” Even though
On line betting is leading to a massive increase in gambling addiction amongst young people in Ireland according to a spokesperson for Gamblers Anonymous. This new form of betting is now a huge business, estimated to be worth €44bn globally this year. While figures for Ireland are not available, economic consultants have estimated that the Irish
With over 15 per cent of Dublin’s population of immigrant origin and over 120 different nationalities now calling the city home, Dublin clearly embraces its multi-ethnicity. However statistics from Dublin City Council reveal that the problem of racism is very much an issue in the capital, with over 35 per cent of migrants reporting harassment
WHERE ELSE in the capital city can you be in the same room as objects such as Nelson’s Pillar, War of Independence Documents and a ‘I’ve Been To Switzer’s Santa’ badge? The Little Museum of Dublin, of course. Just over a year old, this new museum – housed inside a beautiful Georgian building on St
By Sarah Reilly Dublin people have expressed mixed views about whether or not Children’s Rights Referendum campaign posters have influenced their voting decisions. Some voters described the poster-campaigns as “disinterested attempts at persuasion” and confirmed that the posters have not influenced their decision in any way. Others described the posters as ‘cheap’, ‘exploitative’ marketing techniques being
The 2012 Dublin Flamenco Festival took place at the end of October in The Smock Alley Theatre in Temple Bar. Patrick Gormley from theCity.ie went along to to find out more.