15th October 2017
Issued:Sunday 15 October 2017 2345
Valid:Monday 16 October 2017 06:00 to Monday 16 October 2017 23:59
MET Eireann has issued the following wind warning for Ireland; "Ex-Hurricane Ophelia is forecast to track directly over Ireland during daytime Monday. Violent and destructive gusts are forecast with all areas at risk and in particular the southwest and south in the morning, and eastern counties in the afternoon. Also heavy rain and storm surges along some coasts will result in flooding. There is potential risk to lives."
Some highlights include: dlr Arts Office Song of the Sea exhibition and programme of events, Sightsavers: Framing the Future, iBbY Silent Books and a Picturebook-themed seminar, Bicentenary of the Pier and the Press Photographer of the Year exhibitions plus fab author events with Julie Parsons, Ann Patchett and Tim Winton.
An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Cormac Devlin said,
"Following on from the creation of the Council’s Arts Development Plan last year, we are delighted to now focus on the growth and development of music in this county and to begin planning a range of services and supports to assist the people of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to actively participate, engage, learn and develop through music. This is an important phase in the implementation of our County Arts Plan.”
The aims of the project were to assist community groups to develop and implement action projects which can be used as examples for other communities who may wish to follow their lead.
Speaking at the event An Cathaoirleach Cllr Cormac Devlin stated
"Winning this national award is yet another example of the good work that is achieved where the Council and the community work together."
For the first time, the Dublin Economic Monitor includes data from Mastercard’s SpendingPulse, a new partnership with Mastercard which uses their SpendingPulse reports to better understand retail spending and tourism expenditure patterns. The SpendingPulse data is drawn from anonymised and aggregated card transaction data, as well as other means of payments such as cash and cheques. This data will help the city to develop new insights on the spending patterns of Dubliners and tourists, as well as comparing the Capital’s performance to the whole of Ireland .