Lidl to offer home deliveries across Dublin via Buymie app

Lidl is rolling out online grocery shopping across Dublin with delivery times starting at one hour, after trialling it in partnership with a home delivery start-up backed and chaired by Eamonn Quinn, whose father Feargal founded Superquinn. In a major strategic shift for the discounter, Lidl is launching the service in conjunction with gig economy-style delivery app Buymie, whose backers also include Unilever. Buymie operates in the grocery sector with a service similar to how apps such as Deliveroo operate in the restaurant trade. Customers use the Buymie app to make an order at Lidl and pay online.

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Holiday World Show

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Whether holidaymakers are looking to make the leap with an overseas property or looking for expert's advice on that lifelong dream trip, Holiday World Show has the answers. With numerous exclusive Holiday World Show deals available, this is the ideal opportunity to book a holiday and see the world without breaking the bank. Welcoming approximately 40,000 visitors each year, the annual Holiday World Show is Ireland's largest consumer travel show and offers prospective holidaymakers a wide range of destinations, accommodation and holiday options. The introduction of overseas properties will

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Dublin Uncovered: Capel Street

You may not know it, but Capel Street is one of Dublin’s most historically significant streets. It was a fundamental part of an extension of the city north of the river by Sir Humphrey Jervis, who built a large chunk of his estate around St. Mary’s Abbey. In 1676 he built Essex Bridge, (now Grattan Bridge) establishing Capel Street as one of the main links between the north and south of the city. A great contrast to the Capel Street of today, in the 17th and 18th Centuries it was residential, lined with freestanding mansions, each of which had large gardens and courtyards. Later on in the 18th Century t

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The Cripple of Inishmaan

Gaiety Theatre

Martin McDonagh's work is known and loved by both theatre and film audiences alike. The Cripple of Inishmaan is set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan (Inis Meáin), off the Western Coast of Ireland in 1934, where the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighbouring Inishmore (Inis Mór) to make a documentary about life on the islands. 'Cripple' Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film and to everyone's surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance… or so some believe.

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Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don't Start Anything

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Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don't Start Anything. A brand new show from 'The Outright King of Live Comedy' - The Times. The star of 'Ireland's Got Talent', Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned. Don't miss the chance to become part of this unique comedy experience but don't for

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The Ridleys

Abbey Theatre

The Irish premieres of Philip Ridley's compelling companion plays, Tonight With Donny Stixx and Dark Vanilla Jungle; both darkly hilarious, searingly honest and painfully poetic. Expect to be surprised. Expect to be amazed. But most of all… expect the unexpected as Donny Stixx transforms into the greatest magician of all time. They want to know why he committed the shocking act. They want to know what is wrong with him. All Donny wants is… his own television show. Crave a family. Crave a home. Andrea has done more than craved… she has taken extreme lengths to find them. They keep ask

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National Power Summit

Croke Park

NAtional Power Summit 2019 - Powering Ireland's future: technology, decarbonization and new models for Ireland's energy needs. Ireland's energy sector is undergoing huge and fundamental change. Technological innovation, rapidly evolving structures, climate change concerns and new regulatory policies all mean markets are becoming more complex and difficult to forecast. Plus, a balance will need to be achieved for policy design to encourage investment in low-carbon technology whilst safeguarding security of supply. This forum provides the ideal vehicle for the industry to discuss and debate t

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Dublin Smartphone Film Festival

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The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is a international festival dedicated to celebrating work shot on Smartphone and Tablets. ​ No longer is expensive technology a barrier to creativity. The mobile phone has expanded the scope and freedom for filmmakers, providing limitless possibilities in the palm of your hand. The festival was created with the goal of encouraging filmmakers to share the stories they have captured on mobile devices and to provide smartphone filmmakers with a platform to exhibit these stories to a wider audience.

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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2019

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Sow-prise! Dublin Chinese New Year Festival returns, welcoming Year of the Pig. Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will mark the Year of the Pig with a two week programme of events from Feb 1st – 17th 2019. This is the 12th edition of the festival, which began in 2008, so this year we celebrate the final zodiac animal – The Pig! The programme will include talks, visual arts, performance, film, music and many family-friendly events inviting all ages to be part of this cultural celebration. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture as Dublin City celebrates! Festival highlights include: T

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Guinness PRO14 Leinster Rugby vs Scarlets

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The visit of Wayne Pivac's Scarlets side is set to be one of the highlights of the season's schedule. This match will also provide a fascinating insight into the health of both the Irish and the Welsh national squads as they enter the upcoming Six Nations Championship. Amazingly, Leinster and Scarlets squared off four times last season, meeting in the semi-final of the European Champions Cup and the final of the Guinness PRO14. Leinster ran out winners in both competitions, and registered three wins and a draw against their Welsh rivals, but the results only tell part of the story. Having w

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Vampire jets and vases at Collins Barracks

The National Museum of Ireland… No, wait a second: ‘the National Museums of Ireland’. That’s right, there’s actually four of them – at four different sites. Three of them are purpose-built; the buildings have always been museums: that’s the Natural History Museum on Merrion Street, the Archaeology Museum on Kildare Street and the Museum of Country Life in Castlebar, Co Mayo. The fourth site, Collins Barracks – which accommodates the Museum of Decorative Arts and History ̵

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Dublin Treasures – Sunlight Chambers

‘Sunlight Chambers’, it says over the door of the office building on the corner of Parliament Street and Essex Quay. What a lovely name! But why is the building called that? Facing north across the Liffey, it certainly wasn’t catching many rays when Dublin.ie visited on a day in December. With its arched windows and overhanging eaves, it looks like an Italian palace, built perhaps for a cadet branch of the Medici family c1500. But hang on a second, what’s with the strange 3D decorations stuck on the walls of the first and second storeys? There’s nude babies, a donkey, a man building a boat, two men constructing an arch, a bunch of Renaissance-styl

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Seven Stories of Creativity – Elizabeth O’Kane, Sculptor

We all know Grand Canal as the home of Google but unbeknownst to many, tucked among the tech giants is a building where ancient crafts are still practised, The Design Tower. The Tower’s seven stories of studios play host to jewellers, fashion designers, conservationists and more. In the fourth instalment in our series exploring The Design Tower, Dublin.ie meets sculptor and painter Elizabeth O’Kane to talk about her path to art, her craft and the building itself. I always wanted to be an artist but I went to quite an academic school in Northern Ireland. I completely messed up my art paper and thoug

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How Dublin Works: Eco Mattress Recycling

Mattress Mick’s got nothing on this. This is the greatest gathering of mattresses you’ve ever seen, taking up most of the floor space in a warehouse in Glasnevin. With stacks and stacks of the things 20 and 30 deep, even the most sensitive of princesses could get a decent 40 winks here. If it wasn’t, that is, for the occasional high-pitched squishing noise coming from the machine that bales-up mattress innards in preparation for recycling. Eco Mattress does two very valuable things simultaneously. As a social enterprise, it provides jobs and hands-on work experience for p

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Language Dublin: Istituto Italiano

Renata Sperandio is the director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Dublino, the Dublin branch of the Italian cultural institute. Renata, from Belluno in the Veneto region of Italy, has been in Dublin for three years. She has another three to go before her next posting. And, God bless her, she’s learning Irish – with the help of Duolingo, the well-known Irish language learning app. ‘Duolingo’s on my phone too’, says Dublin.ie. ‘It’s terrific.’ ‘Is it?’, asks Renata. ‘Well, yes it is’, I explain. Duolingo does an excellent job indeed. But it’s got its work cut out for it – because, make no mistake

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