jm + dublin   111

Dublin is a medium-density city
Comparable to Copenhagen or Amsterdam, albeit without sufficient cycling/public-transport infrastructural investment
infrastructure  density  housing  dublin  ireland  cities  travel  commuting  cycling 
16 days ago by jm
Food Trucks Are Great Incubators. Why Don't We Have More?
So is that kind of thriving food-truck scene something the city should work to encourage? Theresa Hernandez, one of the owners of K Chido Mexico, thinks so. “There’s a whole market there for a new culture,” she says. “There’s no doubt about it, the appetite is there. It’s just a matter for somebody who is innovative enough in Dublin City Council to say: ‘Right, let’s do this.’”

Amen to that.
k-chido  food-trucks  dublin  food  ireland  dcc 
22 days ago by jm Order Takeaway Food Online
new Dublin delivery service takes Bitcoin?!
bitcoin  food  delivery  takeaway  payment  ireland  dublin  wtf 
7 weeks ago by jm
Brand New Retro – The Book, November 2015
YESSSS. Joe and Brian have delivered -- going to be giving a lot of copies of this for xmas ;)
brand-new-retro  blogs  friends  retro  history  dublin  ireland  books  toget 
7 weeks ago by jm
Han Sung: Probably the Best Korean Food in Dublin
Han Sung is bizarrely located in the back of an Asian supermarket just off the Millennium Walk on Great Strand Street. [...]

You’d see this a lot in Korea, I ask, a restaurant in the back of a supermarket?

Not really, no, he says.
restaurants  food  eating  dublin  supermarkets  korean  nom 
8 weeks ago by jm
Ironman 70.3 Road Closures
plenty of stuff out of bounds in Dublin tomoz
dublin  races  ironman  roads  traffic 
august 2015 by jm on the Irish Times' terrible victim-blaming anti-cycling op-ed
Even if The Irish Times wants to deny that it has engaged in victim blaming at a high level, it has also clearly errored in fact in a very significant way. It would be more forgiving if this was an isolated editorial. But it’s after two days of wrong or misleading coverage, which now seems to be a trend with the newspaper with unbalanced articles or headlines negatively focusing on cycle routes.
irish-times  newspapers  op-eds  cycling  dublin  ireland  safety 
august 2015 by jm
How to get your water tested for lead in Dublin
Ossian has written up this very informative post:
Irish Water is writing to thousands of people living in Dublin this week to warn them that their water is supplied through lead pipes. Irish Water says that most people receiving these letters have a level of lead in their water which is above safe limits. So, if you get one of these letters how do you get your water tested? Irish Water is refusing to supply test kits or to test everyone’s water who asks. However the HSE’s Public Analyst Lab has told me that they will test water for lead for a fee of €10.
ossian-smyth  dun-laoghaire  dublin  drinking-water  water  lead  green  hse  irish-water  health 
august 2015 by jm
8,000 sq ft start-up meeting space revealed for Dublin
Neat. this is a good location for post-work user-group meetups and the like (via Oisin)
via:oisin  meetups  meetings  ulster-bank  dublin  startups  chq 
august 2015 by jm
Dublin Bike Theft Survey Results
Dublin Cycling Campaign's survey results: estimated 20,000 bikes stolen per year in Dublin; only 1% of thefts results in a conviction
dublin  bikes  cycling  theft  crime  statistics  infographics  dcc 
may 2015 by jm
In the privacy of your own home
I didn't know about this:
Last spring, as 41,000 runners made their way through the streets of Dublin in the city’s Women’s Mini Marathon, an unassuming redheaded man by the name of Candid Wueest stood on the sidelines with a scanner. He had built it in a couple of hours with $75 worth of parts, and he was using it to surreptitiously pick up data from activity trackers worn on the runners’ wrists. During the race, Wueest managed to collect personal info from 563 racers, including their names, addresses, and passwords, as well as the unique IDs of the devices they were carrying.
dublin  candid-wueest  privacy  data  marathon  running  iot  activity-trackers 
may 2015 by jm
Privacy Security Talk in TOG – 22nd April @ 7pm – FREE
Dublin is lucky enough to have great speakers pass through town on occasion and on Wednesday the 22nd April 2015, Runa A. Sandvik (@runasand) and Per Thorsheim (@thorsheim) have kindly offered to speak in TOG from 7pm. The format for the evening is a general meet and greet, but both speakers have offered to give a presentation on a topic of their choice. Anyone one interested in privacy, security, journalism, Tor and/or has previously attended a CryptoParty would be wise to attend. Doors are from 7pm and bring any projects with you you would like to share with other attendees. This is a free event, open to the public and no need to book. See you Wednesday.

Runa A. Sandvik is an independent privacy and security researcher, working at the intersection of technology, law and policy. She contributes to The Tor Project, writes for Forbes, and is a technical advisor to both the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the TrueCrypt Audit project.

Per Thorsheim as founder/organizer of, his topic of choice is of course passwords, but in a much bigger context than most people imagine. Passwords, pins, biometrics, 2-factor authentication, security/usability and all the way into surveillance and protecting your health, kids and life itself.
privacy  security  runa-sandvik  per-thorsheim  passwords  tor  truecrypt  tog  via:oisin  events  dublin 
april 2015 by jm
17 Things Everyone Must Eat In Dublin
actually a fairly sane list of lunchy options -- the SMS fish finger butty is a lunch staple for us Swrvers
dublin  lunch  food  sms  eating  restaurants  buzzfeed 
march 2015 by jm
Pub Table Quiz - In Aid of Digital Rights Ireland
Jason Roe is organising a Table Quiz in Dublin on March 26th to support fundraising efforts by Digital Rights Ireland. We will supply tables, questions and a ready supply of beer and maybe finger food.
dri  pub-quiz  fun  dublin  quizzes 
march 2015 by jm
Slack's coming to Dublin
Butterfield insists that Slack improves on the basic messaging functionality offered by its predecessors. The company plans to expand from 100 employees to 250 this year, open an office in Dublin, and launch a version that supports large companies with multiple teams.
slack  messaging  chat  dublin  ireland  jobs  tech 
february 2015 by jm
Pubs With A Fire
'Pubs & Bars With Raging Fires in Dublin'. This is important!
pubs  dublin  fires  fireplaces  beer  christmas 
december 2014 by jm
Amazon announces 300 jobs at Dublin base - RTÉ News
DUB6 is expanding (or is it DUB14 now? can't keep up)
The jobs will be across a variety of positions, including software engineers, technical engineers, technical managers, customer support and IT security.
dublin  amazon  jobs  ireland 
november 2014 by jm
Call for co-ordinated plan to combat soaring bike theft | Dublin Cycling Campaign
Bicycle theft in Ireland has doubled in Ireland since the introduction of the Bike to Work scheme in 2009. Almost 4,500 bicycle thefts[1] were reported in Dublin in 2013, but the actual number of bike thefts is likely to be in the region of 20,000 in 2013 according to Irish household surveys[2] and international experience[3,4]. The chances of a bike thief being caught is low, with a conviction rate of only 2%[5] or reported thefts. Approximately 230,000 bicycles are imported into Ireland each year[6]. “Bike theft is a low-risk, high-reward crime. If cars were being stolen at this rate there would be uproar.” Says Keith Byrne, Chairperson of the Dublin Cycling Campaign.

Fear of bicycle theft may discourage bicycle use and many bicycle theft victims do not buy a replacement [7,8]. “Many people give up on cycling after their bicycle is stolen and it discourages others from taking up cycling as the word about the high risk of theft spreads. We need a co-ordinated multi-agency plan to tackle bicycle theft if we are to reach the Government target of 10% of journeys by bicycle by 2020” says Keith Byrne.

Amen to that.
cycling  theft  stealing  bikes  dublin  crime  dcc  bike-to-work 
november 2014 by jm
Pub Standards to close
The next Pub Standards, on Thursday 13th November, will be the last one. When I started Pub Standards in August 2010, there wasn't very many meetups for people who build apps, interfaces and businesses. These days, there are loads! I don't feel that Pub Standards is needed anymore. It served it's purpose -- other meetups were formed, startups were founded, projects were created and people got hired. We had a good run :)
dublin  meetups  events  pub-standards  pubs  social  the-end 
october 2014 by jm
David Malone planning a commemoration of Dublin Mean Time next year
Dublin had its own time zone, 25 minutes off what would become GMT, until 1916
1916  dublin  rising  time  dublin-mean-time  dmt  gmt  perfidious-albion  dunsink 
october 2014 by jm
"Meta-Perceptual Helmets For The Dead Zoo"
with Neil McKenzie, Nov 9-16 2014, in the National History Museum in Dublin:

'These six helmets/viewing devices start off by exploring physical conditions of viewing: if we have two eyes, they why is our vision so limited? Why do we have so little perception of depth? Why don’t our two eyes offer us two different, complementary views of the world around us? Why can’t they extend from our body so we can see over or around things? Why don’t they allow us to look behind and in front at the same time, or sideways in both directions? Why can’t our two eyes simultaneously focus on two different tasks?

Looking through Michael Land’s defining work Animal Eyes, we see that nature has indeed explored all of these possibilities: a Hammerhead Shark has hyper-stereo vision; a horse sees 350° around itself; a chameleon has separately rotatable eyes…

The series of Meta-Perceptual Helmets do indeed explore these zoological typologies: proposing to humans the hyper-stereo vision of the hammerhead shark; or the wide peripheral vision of the horse; or the backward/forward vision of the chameleon… but they also take us into the unnatural world of mythology and literature: the Cheshire Cat Helmet is so called because of the strange lingering effect of dominating visual information such as a smile or the eyes; the Cyclops allows one large central eye to take in the world around while a second tiny hidden eye focuses on a close up task (why has the creature never evolved that can focus on denitting without constantly having to glance around?).'

(via Emma)
perception  helmets  dublin  ireland  museums  dead-zoo  sharks  eyes  vision  art 
october 2014 by jm
Dublin's Best-Kept Secret: Blas Cafe
looks great, around the corner from Cineworld on King's Inn St, D1
dublin  cafes  food  blas-cafe  eating  northside 
october 2014 by jm
JCDecaux Developer API
web service API for Dublin Bikes data (and other similar bikesharing services run by JCD):
Two kinds of data are delivered by the platform:

Static data provides stable information like station position, number of bike stands, payment terminal availability, etc.
Dynamic data provides station state, number of available bikes, number of free bike stands, etc.
Static data can be downloaded manually in file format or accessed through the API. Dynamic data are refreshed every minute and can be accessed only through the API.

Ruby API:
jcdecaux  bikesharing  dublin  dublin-bikes  api  web-services  http  json  open-data 
october 2014 by jm
The Mottly Brew - Dublin's Only Home Brew Shop
right down the road from my house! how convenient
homebrewing  brewing  beer  hobbies  dublin 
october 2014 by jm
Prototype is a brand new festival of play and interaction. This is your chance to experience the world from a new perspective with removable camera eyes, to jostle and joust to a Bach soundtrack whilst trying to disarm an opponent, to throw shapes as you figure out who got an invite to the silent disco, to duel with foam pool noodles, and play chase in the dark with flashlights. A unique festival that incites new types of social interaction, involving technology and the city, Prototype is a series of performances, workshops, talks, and games that spill across the city, alongside an adult playground in the heart of Temple Bar.

Project Arts Centre, 17-18 October. looks nifty
prototype  festivals  dublin  technology  make  vr  gaming 
september 2014 by jm
'provides citizens, public sector workers and companies with real-time information, time-series indicator data, and interactive maps about all aspects of the city. It enables users to gain detailed, up to date intelligence about the city that aids everyday decision making and fosters evidence-informed analysis.'
dublin  dashboards  maps  geodata  time-series  open-data  ireland 
september 2014 by jm
relatively-new Japanese place in the North Strand -- delivers, too. Comes recommended by JK. Must try it out soon!
takeaways  delivery  food  restaurants  japanese  north-strand  dublin 
september 2014 by jm
Girl Not Against Fluoride
The CDC (Centre for Disease Control) lists water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th Century. Today, Dublin City Council will vote on whether to remove fluoride from our water supply, and when they do, it will not be because the CDC or the WHO have changed their mind about fluoridation, or because new and compelling information makes it the only choice. It will be because people who believe in angel healing, homeopathy, and chemtrails, have somehow gained the ability to influence public policy.
dcc  dublin  law  flouride  science  zenbuffy  homeopathy  woo  health  teeth 
september 2014 by jm
Building a Smarter Application Stack - DevOps Ireland
This sounds like a very interesting Dublin meetup -- Engine Yard on thursday night:
This month, we'll have Tomas Doran from Yelp talking about Docker, service discovery, and deployments. 'There are many advantages to a container based, microservices architecture - however, as always, there is no silver bullet. Any serious deployment will involve multiple host machines, and will have a pressing need to migrate containers between hosts at some point. In such a dynamic world hard coding IP addresses, or even host names is not a viable solution. This talk will take a journey through how Yelp has solved the discovery problems using Airbnb’s SmartStack to dynamically discover service dependencies, and how this is helping unify our architecture, from traditional metal to EC2 ‘immutable’ SOA images, to Docker containers.'
meetups  talks  dublin  deployment  smartstack  ec2  docker  yelp  service-discovery 
june 2014 by jm
Sandymount Repair Cafe
'A repair café brings together people with things that need fixin' with people who have the skills to fix them in a social cafe style environment. It is an effort to move away from the throwaway culture that prevailed at the end of the twentieth century and move towards a more sustainable and enlightened approach to our relationship with consumer goods. Repair cafes are self organising events at a community level run by local volunteers with the support of local community groups, local agencies and other interested organisations. They are not-for-profit but not anti-profit and an important part of their goal is to promote local repair businesses and initiatives. is the online hub of a network of repair cafés across Ireland.'

Sounds interesting: says they'll be doing it tomorrow from 2-5pm in Sandymount in Dublin.
dublin  sandymount  repair  fixing  diy  frugality  repaircafe  hardware 
june 2014 by jm
Hailo pulling in EUR1M per month in Dublin alone
based on these (pretty rough) estimates. Good going, I'm a massive fan
hailo  taxis  driving  cars  public-transport  dublin  b2c  b2b 
june 2014 by jm
"Taking the hotdog"
aka. lock acquisition. ex-Amazon-Dublin lingo, observed in the wild ;)
language  hotdog  archie-mcphee  amazon  dublin  intercom  coding  locks  synchronization 
may 2014 by jm
Dublin City North Inner City count results, animated
A nice visualisation of Single-Transferable-Vote proportional representation in action
pr-stv  voting  dataviz  visualisation  dublin  elections  pr 
may 2014 by jm
Holdings: Guinness's Brewery Dublin
'Guinness's Brewery Dublin. Malt House, malt on floor; sign' - One of the photos taken by my great-grandfather, Thomas H. Mason, around the turn of the century from the NLI collection
nli  ireland  photos  t-h-mason  history  dublin  guinness  maltings  beer 
may 2014 by jm
Meet Ireland’s first bitcoin politician
Ossian Smyth -- Green Party internet spokesman and representative for communications, energy, and natural resources, with a top wheeze:

“I think it is one of the most transparent ways of receiving donations. No one would know how much money can be donated into a bank account, but with bitcoin anyone can go to the block chain and look at the wallet."

excellent ;)
ossian-smyth  bitcoin  fundraising  greens  politics  ireland  dublin  green-party  internet 
april 2014 by jm
The University Times: TCD Provost Under Pressure To “Re-think” Identity Initiative
Students, staff and alumni put pressure on Provost to reconsider changes to Trinity College Dublin's name and coat of arms.
alumni scholars from 2004 and 1994 who had been invited back for the dinner shouted ‘Dublin’ after the Provost welcomed them back to “Trinity College”.
tcd  tcuod  rebranding  fail  identity  dublin 
april 2014 by jm
Theresa May warns Yahoo that its move to Dublin is a security worry
Y! is moving to Dublin to evade GCHQ spying on its users. And what is the UK response?
"There are concerns in the Home Office about how Ripa will apply to Yahoo once it has moved its headquarters to Dublin," said a Whitehall source. "The home secretary asked to see officials from Yahoo because in Dublin they don't have equivalent laws to Ripa. This could particularly affect investigations led by Scotland Yard and the national crime agency. They regard this as a very serious issue."

There's priorities for you!
ripa  gchq  guardian  uk  privacy  data-protection  ireland  dublin  london  spying  surveillance  yahoo 
march 2014 by jm
Yahoo! moving EMEA operations to Dublin
Like many companies, the structure of Yahoo's business is driven by the needs of the business. There are a number of factors which influence decisions about the locations in which the business operates. To encourage more collaboration and innovation, we’re increasing our headcount in Dublin, thus continuing to bring more Yahoos together in fewer locations. Dublin is already the European home to many of the world’s leading global technology brands and has been a home for Yahoo for over a decade already.

Via Conor O'Neill
via:conoro  yahoo  emea  dublin  ireland  jobs  tech 
february 2014 by jm
Irish Company Locates Office in Ireland
Hot on the heels of Dropbox, AirBnB, Twitter, Facebook and many others, Irish online ticket sales company Tito are amongst the latest in a long series of companies choosing to locate their offices in Ireland. “It just seemed to make sense,” said founder Paul Campbell, talking about the decision making process that led him to set up shop in the capital, Dublin. “Dublin is great. There’s something really familiar about it that I can’t quite put my finger on.”

Har har!
ireland  jokes  funny  tito  hq  tech-companies  dublin  via:oisin 
january 2014 by jm
Creative Commons event in Dublin this Friday
'Maximising Digital Creativity, Sharing and Innovation', Event organised by Creative Commons Ireland and Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street entrance, Dublin 2, Friday 17 January 2014, 9.45 a.m. to 1 p.m. (via Darius Whelan)
creative-commons  ireland  dublin  events  talks  law  copyright 
january 2014 by jm
Life on Mars: Irish man signs up for colony mission
Last week, a private space exploration company called Mars One announced that it has shortlisted 1,058 people from 200,000 applicants who wanted to travel to Mars. Roche is the only Irishman on the list. The catch? If he goes, he can never come back.

Mad stuff. Works at the Science Gallery, so a co-worker of a friend, to boot
science-gallery  dublin  ireland  mars-one  mars  one-way-trips  exploration  future  space  science  joseph-roche 
january 2014 by jm
Dublin Cycle Planner needs a health warning - Irish Cycle
An extensive catalogue of shitty routing. Poor...
It’s expected that any new mapping and routing systems will have errors which will need to be ironed out but the level of issues with the NTA Cycle Planner is far beyond what you’d expect in a light and quiet beta launch. It’s beyond acceptable for a public PR launch directing people to a route planner with no clear warnings. It looks like a rush job which allows junior minister Alan Kelly to get his name in another press release before the end of the year.
cycling  dublin  commute  mapping  nta  ireland  maps 
december 2013 by jm
Makers & Brothers & Others
'A Tiny Seasonal Department Store', featuring the amazing cakes of Wildflour Bakery among others, at 5 Dame Lane, D2.
The tiny department store will be a wonderful seasonal gathering of Makers & Brothers favourite local and international brands. The Others in this project are a carefully considered bunch of partners from the worlds of flowers, food, fashion, beauty, homeware, gifts and more.  Makers & Brothers & Others, the tiny department store, promises to be a unique, exciting and engaging retail environment. A place to explore, a seasonal store alive with wonder and served by experts. Kindly hosted by the Fumbally Exchange.
dublin  shopping  food  cakes  wildflour-bakery  makers-and-brothers  xmas 
november 2013 by jm
There is NO spare capacity for Dublin's water supply
The problem in a nutshell is that for an uncomfortable amount of the year the demand outstrips what the system can comfortably supply. In the graph below you’ll see the red line (demand for water) matches and regularly exceeds the blue line (what’s produced).
drought  water  dublin  mismanagement  capacity  dcc  dublin-council  graphs 
november 2013 by jm
Thoughts on Granby Park, the recent pop-up park off Parnell St
We mentioned above that pop-up spaces have become popular across Europe because they allow developers and city councils to harness urban creativity in order to drive up real estate prices without ceding control of a given site. Those who produce the space through hard work, collaboration and passion move on, making way for property development and speculation. The international research in this area is very clear on this point and it has been documented in places from Lower-East Side Manhattan to Berlin’s Kreuzberg. Most perversely, increased property prices make it even more difficult for creativity to flourish in a given area and end up driving out long-term working class communities, migrants and young people.

But what can we do? If every attempt we make to make our city a better place simply ends up being captured in the calculations of real estate players, surely the situation is hopeless? Is it better, then, to do nothing? We don’t think it is better to do nothing and, like Upstart, we still believe we can find a way together through experimentation and collaboration. However, this means questioning, reflecting on and publicly discussing the relationship between our efforts to make a city more after our hearts desire and the process of gentrification. As noted above, this is especially the case with pop-up spaces given their temporary nature. It is really necessary that we think about how to make sure our activities don’t contribute to gentrification in the long term, but instead benefit the city as a whole. We certainly don’t have the solutions, but if we sweep these awkward questions under the carpet we risk contributing to the very forces we want to challenge and alienating those who will perceive us as the ‘front-line’ of gentrification.
gentrification  pop-up  parks  dublin  ireland  cities  upstart  spaces  urban-planning 
september 2013 by jm
From derelict to delightful: Art Tunnel Smithfield
I do like the Art Tunnel. Smithfield is a great demo of reclaiming Dublin's increasing dereliction and I hope the DCC allow this to continue
smithfield  d7  dublin  ireland  art  art-tunnel  reclamation  derelict  economy  dcc 
august 2013 by jm
Hogan describes bin charge increases as ‘opportunistic’ - Environmental News | The Irish Times
LOL Greyhound.
Greyhound Recycling last month announced increases of 50 cents a month for customers on a flat monthly charge, 50 cents for each black bin collection for customers who pay by the lift and two cents a kilo for customers who pay by weight only. In a letter to customers, it described the levy as “tax imposed by the Government of Ireland on the people of Ireland”. However, following a complaint to the [National Consumer Agency] that the by-weight increase was 76 per cent more than the [government landfill levy] increase, Greyhound reduced the charge to an additional one cent a kilo.
greyhound  ireland  dublin  rubbish  recycling  consumer  ripoffs  tax 
august 2013 by jm
Fund it :: Upstart Granby Park
help fund Granby Park, a pop-up park to replace a vacant site on the corner of Dominick St and Parnell St in Dublin 1:
fund-it  granby-park  dublin  d1  parks  pop-up  city  funding  grassroots 
july 2013 by jm
Rapid Response: The NSA Prism Leak
'The biggest leak in the history of US security or nothing to worry about? A breach of trust and a data protection issue or a necessary secret project to protect American interests? [Tomorrow] lunchtime Science Gallery Rapid Response event [sic] will pick through the jargon, examine the minutiae of the National Security Agency's PRISM project and the whistle blower Edward Snowden's revelations, and discuss what it means for you and everyone. And we'll look at the bigger picture too. Journalist Una Mullally will chair a panel of guests on the story that everyone is talking about. '
science-gallery  panel-discussions  dublin  nsa  prism  panel 
june 2013 by jm
Strange Passion Presents Chant Chant Chant, Choice & SM Corporation live
'We are delighted to announce, for one night only, 3 legendary Irish Post Punk bands performing live in Dublin after a 30 year hiatus. This follows on from the critically acclaimed release of the Strange Passion Irish Post Punk compilation in 2012. Post punk legends Chant Chant Chant will perform along with electronic music pioneers Choice and SM Corporation. '
choice  music  ireland  post-punk  electronic  dublin  strange-passion  gigs 
may 2013 by jm
Rob "b3ta" Manuel in Dublin next week
The Bottom Half Of The Internet -- "Racism; typos; filth; spam; ignorance; rage – that's all the bottom half of the internet is good for, right? Rob Manuel wants you to question the internet dictum, most beloved of high-profile columnists, that you should ignore all of the comments all of the time. The 'war on comments', he reckons, might just be an echo of a fourth estate that's having trouble adjusting to the idea of an unwashed public disagreeing with their sacred opinions. Sous les pavés, la plage."

On Tuesday, le cool Dublin & Pilcrow present SPIEL. Rob Manuel is the flashy animator behind B3ta and he's joined by Ed Melvin, who wants to educate you on 'The Unreal Engines' of virtual currencies and economies.
rob-manuel  b3ta  dublin  comments  internet  meetings  talks  lecool 
april 2013 by jm
Blog shines spotlight on Dublin city’s illegal dumping problem
Hooray, Eoin's activism gets some coverage!
THE SCALE OF Dublin’s dumping problem is laid bare in a blog that has seen contributors send in photos of chairs, fridges and heaps of rubbish strewn on city streets. Eoin Parker, one of organisers behind, spoke to about the problem, saying that the blog was set up following the privatisation of waste management by Dublin City Council in 2012.
dumping  dublin  litter  rubbish  blogs  dcc  d1  activism  community 
april 2013 by jm
An Taisce Fundamentally Opposes New Dublin City Council's Bizarre Plan To End Street Cleaning Services
No holds barred:
Speaking today, spokesman Charles Stanley-Smith said; "This idea is insane. This area has suffered from dumping due to a lack of enforcement - yet the council now propose to effectively withdraw services altogether.  As numerous studies such as 'the broken window hypothesis' indicate, where a small problem is left un-tackled it is likely to become far worse rather than better. In other words, rather than increase enforcement to solve the problem, Dublin City Council is going to remove enforcement.  How will this deal with the problem?  Imagine if that logic were applied to crime; would the removal of police services in an area help resolve criminal behaviour - or increase it? The answer is obvious."
an-taisce  environment  cleaning  dublin  ireland  dcc  rubbish  trash  society  d1 
april 2013 by jm
How Copyright and Patent reform can make us all wealthier and safer - Events - IIEA - The Institute of International and European Affairs
Next April 11th, at the IIEA in North Gt Georges St:
Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, will examine the case for reform of copyright and patent law in the EU. Legalised file sharing, free sampling and shortened copyright protection times are the main elements of a proposal co-authored by Mr. Falkvinge which was submitted to the European Parliament in 2012. He will question whether, in the context of ever-increasing online activity, existing legal frameworks pose a threat to users’ civil liberties.
rick-falkvinge  pirate-party  ireland  iiea  dublin  copyright  patents  filesharing 
april 2013 by jm
Fund it :: The Joinery
Stoneybatter's not-for-profit art space needs contributions
art  stoneybatter  dublin  d7  ireland  fundit  fundraising  the-joinery 
february 2013 by jm
Cycling in Dublin City: the numbers
7.6% of the Dublin commuter population "mainly cycle". some interesting stats here
statistics  dublin  ireland  cycling  commuting  travel 
february 2013 by jm
Dublin Free WiFi Icons
some lovely pixel art to advertise the free wifi areas, by Craig Robinson. I see a girl in pyjamas, a Dub hurler, a viking, Molly Malone, Phil Lynott, Oscar Wilde, a Moore St market trader, a busker, and the Spire...
pixel-art  dublin  ireland  art  craig-robinson  icons 
january 2013 by jm
Where are the free WiFi spots in Dublin City Centre?
hooray, free wifi! beautiful Invader-style pixel-art mosaics to highlight them, too. nice one Joe
wifi  free  dublin  ireland  city  public 
january 2013 by jm
Ivan Beshoff, Last Survivor Of Mutiny on the Potemkin, founded Beshoffs
wow. there's a factoid! the "Beshoffs" chain of chippers in Dublin were founded by this historic figure, who died in 1987
factoids  beshoffs  chips  dublin  history  small-world  battleship-potemkin  russia 
january 2013 by jm
Leopold’s Day Map
'Bloomsday Map Of Dublin Based On Ulysses'. Beautiful! 'The Leopold’s Day map is a stunning marriage of typography and cartography plotting all the streets alluded to by Joyce in Ulysses which were in existence on June 16th 1904. It is accompanied by a comprehensive and beautifully typeset directory with over 400 entries noting the landmarks, business and people of Dublin that were referenced in the text. The Leopold’s Day map is an exquisitely detailed, limited edition piece. It has an impressive dimension of 1000mm x 700mm which means it can also fit into a ready made frame. Price: €125.00'
bloomsday  ulysses  dublin  ireland  maps  james-joyce  art  prints 
january 2013 by jm
Greyhound agrees to change consumer contracts and make refunds - National Consumer Agency
Take note, switchers:

'The National Consumer Agency (NCA) has received a commitment from Greyhound that it will amend certain terms in its standard consumer contract, which the NCA thinks are unfair to consumers. This will be done by January 18 2013.

Among the terms considered unfair by the NCA are that consumers must forfeit their credit balance and pay a €45 administration fee, if they cancel their contract with Greyhound within 12 months. If you were charged money in these circumstances, Greyhound has agreed to refund you.

Greyhound will communicate these changes to all of its consumers by 18 January 2013. If you have any questions about the changes or getting a refund, you should contact Greyhound directly.'
greyhound  consumer  ireland  dublin  rubbish 
january 2013 by jm
Damn Fine Print
lovely signed and editioned prints by Dublin's best illustrators at good prices. Turns out this was in connection with a show a few days ago, so the best ones are now sold out -- I love the Chris Judge Liberty Hall print -- but there's still a few good ones left. Brian Gallagher's Georgian doorway is a beauty.
illustration  dublin  prints  art  chris-judge 
december 2012 by jm
A map of Dublin from 1686
<p>via Come Here To Me -- 'The whole population of the county at the time was under 60,000. Ringsend, Merrion, Monkstown, Bullock and Dalkey on the Southside and Ballybough, Clontarf, Sutton and Hoath/Howth on the Northside are marked. Taken from the book Dublin: through space and time (2001).'</p><p>
Massive tracts of land were reclaimed since then, clearly -- the North bay comes all the way in to Ballybough!</p>
via:chtm  maps  dublin  ireland  history 
december 2012 by jm
Ingenious Dublin
Excellent stuff, by Mary Mulvihill:

Where in Dublin can you see a Victorian diving bell? What about the skeleton of Tommy, the prince’s elephant? The site of the world’s first earthquake experiment? Or the world’s sports pirate radio broadcast? Our new e-book Ingenious Dublin has all these fascinating stories and more. It is packed with information, places to visit, and lots of illustrations, and covers the city and county, from Skerries windmills to Ballybetagh’s fossil deer.'

EUR 4.99 for the Kindle e-book. I'll buy that!
kindle  reading  books  mary-mulvihill  science  facts  dublin  ireland  history 
october 2012 by jm
River Poddle underneath the city of Dublin's streets
Rarely-seen pictures of Dublin's underground river which runs beneath Dublin Castle. I wonder if these are what those blokes spotted entering the drains were up to
hidden-dublin  ireland  dublin  history  poddle  rivers  waterways  subterrainean 
september 2012 by jm
This park's life - The Irish Times - Thu, Jul 26, 2012
Great article about Dublin's Phoenix Park, Europe's largest enclosed urban park (more than twice the size of New York's Central Park, in fact). Now that I have two little kids, I've been spending a good portion of my weekends there -- it's a wonderful thing to have on our doorstep. Also:

The park even breeds celebrities. “The lion that roars at the start of the MGM movies. He’s a Dub. He was born in Dublin Zoo.”
phoenix-park  dublin  history  parks  deer  lion  kids 
july 2012 by jm
Marsh's Library
Dublin museum of antiquarian books, open to the public -- well worth a visit, apparently (I will definitely be making my way there soon I suspect), to check out their new "Marvels of Science" exhibit. Not only that though, but they have a beautiful website with some great photos -- exemplary
museum  dublin  ireland  libraries  books  science 
july 2012 by jm
Pretty Penny
Importing the good old Dutch Omafiets lady's bike to Dublin, EUR269 each. that's a great price for a solid bike!
bikes  cycling  dublin  fashion  omafiets  dutch 
july 2012 by jm
'An excerpt from LOITERING THEATRE by Caroline Campbell and Nina McGowan - a film exploring forbidden and inaccessible space in Dublin through flying drones equipped with cameras.' Mountjoy Prison and Aras an Uachtairain, notably
dublin  forbidden  exploration  urban-exploration  loitering  youtube  video  film  ireland  drones  hack-the-city  science-gallery 
june 2012 by jm
Issue of web access raises hackles at conference - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 19, 2012
'Prof Michael O’Flaherty, the vice-chairman of the UN Human Rights Committee, told the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) conference on internet freedom that the rights of copyright holders to make a living had to be balanced with the right to freedom of expression.' 'THE PUNISHMENT for breakers of the “three strikes” illegal download rule was “exceptionally disproportionate” [...] The internet was a vehicle for a wide range of human rights so excluding someone from it was an “extraordinary penalty”.'
osce  coverage  unhrc  conferences  dublin  copyright  freedom  internet  censorship  filtering 
june 2012 by jm
Wrapping parties around a tight budget - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 12, 2012
"On the birthday present front, Crowley was shocked when she totted up her family’s spending for six months and realised she was spending more on gifts than on clothes for her entire family. A few 40th birthdays aside, she says the majority of the outlay is on gifts for her children’s friends." A lot of familiar names in this story ;)
gifts  money  prices  dublin  friends  irish-times 
june 2012 by jm
The Walton Bridge petition
'IOP Ireland is campaigning to have the new bridge across the Liffey in Dublin at Marlborough Street named for ETS Walton – Ireland’s only physics Nobel prizewinner.'
nobel  physics  science  ireland  ernest-walton  scientists  history  naming  dublin  tcd 
may 2012 by jm
The Cake Cafe map of Ireland
'Now that Dublin is in our bag, on our Tea Towel and across our Aprons, The Cake Café is going to create a new map of Ireland. We want to fill this map with all of your favorite places in land. Please send us locations that turn you on, fire your imaginations, or just fulfill your dreams; what ever you think should be included. Please pass the request on to friends in far flung parts of the land so they too can send their suggestions; natural or unnatural, animal or man made, a view, a corner of a field, an island or even a journey or hidden places to enjoy a picnic. -- thecakecafe /at/'.

Their map of Dublin is a work of genius -- I love that they include a decent chunk of the Northside, which was a notable failure of the Alljoy Design version. I can't wait to see what they come up with for Ireland.
cake-cafe  ireland  maps  mapping  crowdsourcing  dublin  design  tea-towels 
april 2012 by jm
Vladimir Lenin and the ‘Rathmines accent’
this is brilliant. Turns out Lenin spoke English with what would now be called a "D4" accent, roysh!
accents  ireland  dublin  lenin  history  rathmines 
february 2012 by jm
PSI License [PDF]
the license under which the open data from various councils around Fingal and Dublin (see is being published
licensing  open-data  dublin  fingal  open  public  government  county-councils  city-council  ireland 
june 2011 by jm
Dublin Bikes 2 Go!
'an [unofficial] mobile web application that the public can use to find 'Dublin Bikes' stations and information about bike availability'
bikes  dublin  dublinbikes  cycling  mobile  apps  iphone  android  from delicious
february 2011 by jm
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