Irish Film Institute Documentary Festival 2016

Posted in Events on 09 September 2016



Time: All Day Event
Location: Irish Film Institute Temple Bar
Price: various
Category: Festival

The newly rebranded and enlarged IFI Documentary Festival is back once again with the world’s best selection of factual films this September. One of the IFI’s flagship festivals, the IFI Documentary Festival will screen twelve feature length documentaries, with one world premiere and four Irish premieres. It will also welcome a host of special guest filmmakers from Ireland and in partnership with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and RTE Supporting the Arts.
For full event info visit our website here
Tickets are on sale now from the IFI Box Office online here

Music Festivals Composing the Island

Posted in Events on 09 September 2016

National Concert Hall


Time: Times Vary
Location: NCH
Category: Concert / Live Music

Music Festivals
Composing the Island
07 - 25 September 2016
Venue: NCH
Honouring the past 100 years of classical music in Ireland, Composing the Island is a festival season that has been set up to celebrate the very best Irish orchestral music of the last century.

The organisers of Composing the Island have assembled a roster of concerts that will make music fans dizzy with excitement. They'll be celebrating the influence of radio orchestra with performances of compositions by Noel Kelehan, Gerard Victory, and Thomas C Kelly, while the Celtic influence on 1930s Ireland will be remembered by a concert featuring work by Frederick May and Hamilton Harty.

Irish rhapsodies that view the history and landscape of this little island will see works by Norman Hay, Ina Boyle and Charles Villiers-Stanford performed by the Irish Concert Orchestra.

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Vicar St Comedy Gala for Poppys Wheels

Posted in Events on 09 September 2016


Time: Times Vary
Location: Vicar St, Dublin
Category: Comedy

Vicar St Comedy Gala for Poppys Wheels
Vicar St
16th September 2016
This September join us for the Vicar St Comedy Gala for Poppy’s Wheels featuring Pj Gallagher, Neil Delamere , David O’Doherty, Eleanor Tiernan, Gearoid Farrelly, Joanne McNally, Dermot Whelan, MC Karl Spain and many more.
This September 16th Vicar Street will host a comedy gala starring some of the very best known names in Irish stand up all volunteering their talent for a great cause! This huge Friday night show will be headlined by PJ Gallagher, Neil Delamere and David O’Doherty and they’ll be joined by a host of Irish stand up stars on the night like Eleanor Tiernan, Gearoid Farrelly, Joanne McNally, all MC’ed by the inimitable Karl Spain with appearances from Today FM’s Dermot Whelan and special surprise star guests on the night! It’s a guaranteed hilarious Friday night out with the cream of Irish comedians at Vicar Street and all for a great cause!
Poppy’s Wheels is a volunteer run benefit fund originally established in 2014 to help pay for the transport and equipment needs of Poppy Shankey, a 9 year old girl from Walkinstown with cerebral palsy and complex care needs. In 2015 the fund succeeded in raising money for an all-terrain wheelchair (called a ‘Hippocamp’ , the French for Seahorse) for Poppy, which was specially imported from France and allows her to go the beach and the forest with her whole family - something that was never possible with her everyday wheelchair. We want to expand the fund to help other families of disabled children to experience days out to the beach and the great outdoors together – simple pleasures enjoyed by so many families but that are not possible for most with a wheelchair using child. We will use the funds raised at the Comedy Gala to bring several of these wheelchairs into Ireland and pilot a scheme making them available to Irish families for short periods (eg for a weekend) which we will administer on a not-for-profit basis through our friends at the special needs shop and suppliers Adam and Friends ( - who are the suppliers of the Hippocamps here in Dublin.
The Poppys Wheels gala will also raise funds for the summer camps at Poppy’s special needs school in Clondalkin (Scoil Mocua) and for it’s sister school in Clontarf, both of which are part-funded by the Parents Association of each school. Summer camps for kids like Poppy involve wheelchair adapted buses, Special Needs Assistants and Nursing Staff – and all that’s before they’ve headed out on any activities – so they are unusually expensive to organize! Half of the funds raised by the comedy gala will go towards these summer camps, the other half will be split between the purchase of Hippocamps and Poppy’s own ongoing equipment needs. 100% of the funds raised on the night will go to these causes and all of the comedians have all given their time and talent for free for this great night! .

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Java Developer

Posted in Jobs on 09 September 2016

Company Description

Damco Solutions is a leading IT services, consulting and outsourcing company delivering exceptional business solutions and customer value to its customers worldwide.

Damco offers end-to-end innovative and leading edge solutions to help corporations leverage technologies, outperform their competition and acquire sustainable growth. We have proven capabilities in new and emerging technologies and extensive experience across a broad range of industries and domains which enable us to deliver world-class, secure, scalable and reliable business systems.
Damco has achieved many distinctions and milestones of outstanding success during the course of its evolutionary journey.

Please apply here.

These Rooms

Posted in Events on 02 September 2016

1916 Dublin City


Time: Times Vary
Location: 85/86 Dorset Street Upper
Category: Theatre / Dance

These Rooms
ANU and CoisCéim Dance Theatre will create a live performance and film installation incorporating dance, theatre and visual art based on an historical incident in Dublin's North King Street in April 1916, that resulted in the killing of 15 civilian men
creative collaboration between ANU and CoisCéim Dance Theatre, These Rooms is an immersive, live performance and film installation that cross-pollinates contemporary dance, theatre and visual art.
The work is based on an historical incident, which took place on North King Street, Dublin in April 1916 and involved the killing of 15 civilian men. With reference to eyewitness accounts, These Rooms will take the form of an embodied, physical testimony drawing attention to the effects of conflict on ordinary people's lives and reaffirming the role of art in negotiating history.
Eye-witness testimonies from 38 female voices are combined with newly released findings of the closed British military inquiry. This fearless and embodied physical performance, investigates questions of dignity and cultural trauma, belonging and dispossession and in doing so aims to reaffirm the role of art in negotiating history.
• Start / Tús:
• 27.09.16
• End / Críoch:
• 16.10.16
• 85/86 Dorset Street Upper

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Making a Murderer's Dean Strang and Jerry Buting

Posted in Events on 02 September 2016



Time: Times Vary
Location: Vicar Street
Category: Entertainment

Dean Strang and Jerry Buting
23 - 27 September 2016
Venue: Vicar Street
Dean Strang and Jerry Buting are two of the unlikeliest heartthrobs you’ve probably ever chanced upon.

However, here they are. Heartthrobs about to hit Vicar Street in order to talk about their roles in the Netflix series Making A Murderer.

Making A Murderer shook the world when it was released in 2015. The ten-part documentary jumped on the true crime trend that was exposed when Serial, a spin-off of This American Life, became one of the hottest podcasts in the charts.

Revisiting the trials of Steven Avery, who was convicted and later exonerated of a murder, before being convicted for another murder, the documentary sparked think pieces and loud opinions; it was the hottest gossip around the water cooler.

Dean and Jerry, Steven Avery’s defence lawyers, will speak at length about the case and the strange and disquieting events of Steven’s trials.

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Software Developer

Posted in Jobs on 02 September 2016

The Opportunity:

We are expanding our engineering teams at Newsweaver. There is much more that we want to build and so much that we could improve. We value strong, enthusiastic engineers who are excited to learn and work with new technologies. At Newsweaver we believe that learning and innovation go hand in hand. Our company value of “Don’t just work Learn” is alive and well in Engineering. Through dedicated research time, unlimited access to learning material, book clubs, regular in house tech talks, conference attendance.. The list goes on!

You will work alongside a fun, and highly motivated team of cross functional engineers (Development, QA, PM, UX/UI). Writing high quality, secure and scalable code. We have a relaxed agile culture where flexible time allows you the best possible work-life balance.

We believe in a collaborative work environment. We’ve built our office around it, with break out zones and benches to allow us to sit together and pair program. We like code reviews and we use lots (and lots..) of whiteboards. The opportunities available with us are full-time and permanent, based at our EMEA HQ in Ireland’s Silicon Valley of Cork!!
Want to know more?

What you'll be doing:

We are constantly evolving our processes and approach. Experience in any of the following is an advantage:

  • Continuous delivery
  • Scala
  • AngularJs
  • Spring
  • Dropwizard
  • Distributed systems
  • MySQL
  • Cassandra
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Spark
  • Kafka
  • Grafana
  • Prometheus
  • Git
  • Ansible


All new contexts are built on microservices oriented architecture using a continuous deployment model. Find out more about the technologies we use in this post from our CTO Sean

What we're looking for:

If you have a solid understanding of the basics, you have been writing clean code and owning features and now you want to bring your career to the next level, then get in touch.

  • 3-5 years experience in a similar role
  • Some experience building RESTFUL web services
  • Some experience with JavaScript frameworks like AngularJS
  • Familiarity with languages like Java and Scala
  • Some experience with Linux
  • Knowledge of building and managing automated build/test/deployment environments
  • Passionately team-oriented and collaborative

What’s in it for you:

A competitive remuneration package which includes:

  • Performance-related bonus scheme
  • Medical Insurance (LAYA)
  • Access to a PRSA
  • Free Parking
  • Tea, coffee and fruit
  • Subsidized healthy snacks
  • Reduced Gym Membership
  • Newsweaver account for your personal use

A strong commitment to professional development and career growth which includes:

  • Weekly Tech Talks, the Development team present research on interesting subjects
  • Professional development and training – Education Assistance Program, professional training as required
  • Ongoing personal development: Monthly softskills training opportunities
  • Full training on the Newsweaver system and tools will be provided as required
  • Plenty of cake

Who we are…

Named a Great Place To Work in 2016, we are one of the fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. We are the leading vendor of sophisticated communication software designed specifically for the needs of internal communicators within large enterprises across the globe. Newsweaver is trusted by over 400 blue-chip and FTSE 100 organizations throughout the world, helping many leading institutions inform, engage and inspire their employees. Customers include Aon Hewitt, Barclays, Comcast, Shell, Vodafone, Nike and Zurich.

This is an opportunity to contribute to our culture and join a company that’s on the move. We live the Newsweaver company values each day and they are key to everything we do:

“High Standards As Standard”, “Together We’re Better”, “Adapt To Succeed”, “Honesty Throughout”, “Be The Example”, “Don’t Just Work… Learn”.

Newsweaver is an equal opportunities employer.

Please apply here.


Wearable tech giant Fitbit plans to create up to 100 new jobs in Dublin

Posted in News on 02 September 2016

Health and fitness band maker Fitbit is to establish its EMEA headquarters in Dublin, with plans to employ 50 people this year and up to 100 employees by the end of 2017.

Fitbit’s new Dublin office will be headed by managing director Des Power, a seasoned tech executive, and will provide targeted support to the millions of Fitbit users across the EMEA region.

The office will serve as Fitbit’s EMEA headquarters and will house the strategic business functions for the region, including senior management roles, sales, marketing, operations, finance and customer support staff.

The office will have the ability to support five European languages across the Fitbit platform.

Fitbit was something of a pioneer in the connected health and fitness market, starting up in 2007 and, since then, has grown into a leading global health and fitness brand, shipping more than 48.7m devices globally as of Q2 2016.

The Fitbit platform consists of devices, apps, social and motivational features, advice and personalised coaching that aim to help people lead healthier, more active lives by making behavioural changes, such as exercising more, eating smarter, tracking their sleep and managing their weight.

Dublin fits in with Fitbit’s growth curve

The company, which says it is growing at a rate of 150pc per year, will employ 50 people in Dublin by the end of this year and has room for up to 100 by the end of 2017.

“We’ve seen Dublin become a strategic hub for the technology industry as a centre for innovation and sourcing top talent in the region, and we look forward to building a strong team here to complement our offices around the world,” said Fitbit CEO and co-founder James Park.

“I’m excited to welcome Des to the team and back to his native Ireland. I have great confidence in our ability to further expand our business and help people across EMEA lead healthier, more active lives.”

As part of his new responsibilities, Power will be tasked with expanding the company’s presence across the region.

Previously, Power held various leadership roles at Philips and Harman International, and spent much of his career driving regional and global strategies across a range of consumer products, from flatscreen televisions to consumer audio products.

The investment was welcomed by Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, who said it signified Dublin’s appeal as a hub for successful companies like Fitbit.

“Fitbit is one of the world’s most popular and fastest-growing health and wellness companies, and I am delighted that they have selected Ireland as the location for its EMEA headquarters as it will provide exciting employment opportunities for our skilled workers.”

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said Fitbit’s decision to come to Dublin was a strong endorsement of Ireland’s reputation as a place for fast-growing tech companies to build and support their future international growth.

“Fitbit joins many other technology companies that have recognised the many advantages of locating in Ireland. IDA looks forward to supporting Fitbit as it grows and develops its Irish operations.”


Nature in Your Garden

Posted in Events on 26 August 2016

Dublin Zoo

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Dublin Zoo
Category: Educational

Saturday, 24 September
Nature in Your Garden
WhenSat, 24 September, 11:00 – 12:30
DescriptionCome along to this event and find out how you can be the next ‘nature detective’, then go search for some of the most wonderful and exciting animals and plants that live in your backyard. Suitable for children aged 6-12 years. Pre-booking is essential. To book, call (01) 4748932 or email

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Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Dublin Zoo
Category: Educational

Saturday, 24 September
Nature in Your Garden
WhenSat, 24 September, 11:00 – 12:30
DescriptionCome along to this event and find out how you can be the next ‘nature detective’, then go search for some of the most wonderful and exciting animals and plants that live in your backyard. Suitable for children aged 6-12 years. Pre-booking is essential. To book, call (01) 4748932 or email

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Dublin Fringe Festival

Posted in Events on 26 August 2016

Time: Times Vary


Location: City Centre venues
Category: Festival

Dublin Fringe Festival 10th – 25th September
City Centre venues
14 days of theatre, dance, music, comedy, spectacle and more across Dublin.

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