Fewer Irish speakers according to Census 2016

Recent figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in November this year show that the number of people speaking Irish is declining. Information gathered during the 2016 census revealed that as of April 2016, 1,761,420 people (39.8% of the population), aged 3 and over, said that they could speak Irish. Out of the total

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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” preview

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a sequel to the 1995 film Jumanji will be released this  weekend for advance screenings before being fully released on the 20th of December. The standalone sequel will have a much different feel to the original with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black along with Karen Gillan,

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Increase in female film production

Figures from the Irish Film Board have shown that the number of female producers involved in Irish filmmaking peaked in 2016, with 50 percent of film producing roles in 2016 undertaken by women. This was a twenty percentage point swing from the previous year which saw just 30 percent of women involved in these production

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Fingal County Council raise over €3,000 in dog licence fines in two months

An FOI request sent into Fingal County Council revealed that €3,100 was claimed by Fingal County Council from the months of August and September in fines issued as a result of people not having dog licences. Under Section 2 of the Control of Dogs Act, 1986, dog owners in Ireland must own a licence for

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Paper Bear trying to crack Irish Christmas card market

A Dublin based greeting card company has come up with a novel approach to producing Christmas cards. PaperBear.ie, is a pop up card company that makes greeting cards for all occasions including Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, get well cards and even cards depicting famous Irish landmarks … all ideal for sending to loved ones living abroad.

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