Friday 29 March 2013

Playlist Friday March 29th 2013

Chic - Good Times
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way

Coldplay - Yellow
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Nick Cave - Let Love In
The Smiths - Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Radiohead - Lucky
Pixies - Gouge Your Way
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Zephyr Song
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
The Beatles - Love Me Do
Neil Young - Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Foo Fighters - Walk
Coldplay - Trouble
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
The Pogues - London Girl
Codes - This Is Goodbye
Beck - Loser 
Pixies - Caribou
Coldplay - Violet Hill
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh)
Tom Waits - Looking For The Heart Of Saturday Night
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

Coldplay - God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magick
Daley - Remember Me
Lynyrd Sknyrd - Freebird
Pixies - Number 13 Baby
Leon Russell - Roll Away The Stone
Blue Boy - Remember Me
The Black Captains - Calling To You
Coldplay - The Scientist

Nightly Water Restrictions to apply to all areas of Dublin City this Weekend

Nightly Water Restrictions to apply to all areas of Dublin City this Weekend

Dublin City Council is urging consumers all over the City to conserve water this weekend, to restore levels in our treated water reservoirs to normal. Nightly restrictions will be put in place from 10.00pm to 7am or 9.00am each night, from Thursday 28th March to Tuesday 2nd April. This will assist us in replenishing treated drinking water levels to a normal level. A review of levels will be conducted again on Tuesday next, to determine if our reservoirs are adequately full such that the restrictions can be lifted.
The reason for the restrictions is twofold. Water demand is currently running at a higher than average due to the unseasonably cold weather which has caused an increase in leakage. Our crews are repairing any breaks to the public mains as they arise. To help us in this regard we are asking people to report any location where they see water rising or running over the ground. They can do so by using the Emergency Telephone Number 01-6796186 outside office hours. Coupled with the cold weather, a minor production issue at our Roundwood Water Treatment Plant has also caused a reduction in supply, further reducing water levels. It should be stressed that there is no problem with the quality of treated drinking water or with storage levels of untreated/raw water.
In an effort to maintain storage at a sustainable level, we are asking consumers to help us in restoring adequate water supplies by restricting their use of water as much as possible. We are asking people to visit for easy water saving tips. We will be reducing pressures throughout the system over the weekend in order to conserve supplies. While we will make every effort possible to maintain pressures during peak demand periods, but pressures will be reduced during the times indicated above. This will result in lower pressures and in some cases possible loss of supply. People may notice reductions in pressure or loss of supply throughout the entire city.
Dublin City Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these restrictions and will do everything possible to minimise their scale and duration. We are asking consumers bear with us while we work to restore the water supply to normal.
Water is precious. Let’s conserve it.                             

For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277

Thursday 28 March 2013

Playlist Thursday March 28th 2013

Basement Jaxx - Jump 'N Shout
Gunplay - Jump Out
The Wombats - Jump Into The Fog
Kris Kross - Jump
Van Halen - Jump

Belle & Sebastian - I'm A Cuckoo
Prince - Let's Go Crazy
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work
Goo Goo Dolls - Rebel Beat
Pixies - No. 13 Baby
Gossip - Perfect World
Yo La Tengo - Our Way To Fall
Harry Holler & The Hooligans - One Ear Up One Ear Down

The Rolling Stones - Miss You
Kool & The Gang - Celebration
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
The Killers - Smile Like You Mean It
Little Green Cars - The John Wayne
Pearl Jam - Spin The Black Circle
Gavin James - Please Don't Go

Led Zeppelin - Gallows Pole
Shoctopus - Too Much Is Never Enough
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking
The Young Folk - Way Down South
Coldplay - Got Put A Smile Upon Your Face
Guns N Roses - Yesterdays
Kormac - Rainstorm
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Saint John The Gambler - Lemonade Man
Semisonic - Closing Time

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Playlist Wednesday March 27th 2013

Discovery - Swing Tree
Jungle Book OST - King Of The Swingers
Jesse Malin - Swinging Man
Kinack - Downswing
Shirelles - Love Is A Swingin' Thing

The New Pornographers - All For Swinging You Around
Depeche Mode - Soothe My Soul
Tame Impala - Elephant
Kerbdog - Sally
Pixies - Gigantic
Loudon Wainwright - Daughter
Altered Images - Happy Birthday
The Script - Hall Of Fame

Paolo Nutini - New Shoes
Elvis Presley - The Wonder Of You
Stiff Little Fingers - Rough Trade
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
Tokyo Police Club - Nature Of The Experiment
Bobby Darin - If I Were A Carpenter

Nirvana - Dumb
The Puppini Sisters - Crazy In Love
Gavin James - Hole In My Heart
Europe - The Final Countdown
The Young Folk - Remember When
The Police - Roxanne

A-House - Take It Easy On Me
Primal Scream - Movin' On Up
Adele - Rumour Has It
Ham Sandwich - Click Click Boom
Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep
Regina Spektor - On The Radio
Little Green Cars - My Love Took Me Down To The River
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Silhouette - Volume Destroyed
Metallica - Sad But True

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Pl\aylist Tuesday March 26th 2013

Birds & Batteries - Let The Door Swing
Coldplay - Strawberry Swing
David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging
Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing

Cathy Davey - Swing It
Joni Mitchell - California
The Bluetones - Slight Return
Ham Sandwich - The Naturist
KT Tunstall - Fade Like A Shadow
The Bangles - Hazy Shade Of Winter
Pixies - Broken Face
David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
Interpol - Barricade
Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun
Villagers - Nothing Arrived

Bell X1 - Alphabet Soup
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Heatwave
Cheap Trick - Surrender
New Order - Ceremony
Le Galaxie - Love System
Pixies - Wave Of Mutilation
Airbourne - Live It Up
The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird

Goo Goo Dolls - Rebel Beat
Florence & The Machine - Drumming Song
The Stunning - Half Past Two
Royseven - We Should Be Lovers
Suede - Beautiful Ones
Janelle Monae - Faster
The Spok Of The Thirteenth Lock - Heave The Bellows
Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game
Tears For Fears - Shout

Monday 25 March 2013

Playlist Monday March 25th 2013

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Masters In France - Playin' With My Friends
Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
Prince - Play In The Sunshine
Air - Playground Love

Director - Play Pretend
Bjork - Play Dead
Beirut - Nantes
Kanyu Tree - Radio
The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
Aretha Franklin - i Say A Little Prayer 
Pixies - Cactus
A-Ha - Hunting High And Low
Haim - Falling
U2 - All I Want Is You
Nina Simone - Here Comes The Sun

Solar Taxi - Parcels
Paul Young - Whereever I Lay My Hat
Blur - Parklife
Elton John - Nikita
Pixies - Bone Machine
Men At Work - Land Down Under
Saint John The Gambler - Roll On
Bobby Darin - If I Were A Carpenter

Cronin - There's a Darkness
The Frank And Walters - This Is Not A Song
Meat Loaf - Dead Ringer For Love
Depeche Mode - Soothe My Soul
Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It
Noisettes - Don't Upset The Rhythm
Counting Crows - Hangin' Around
Big Country - Just A Shadow
Hudson Taylor - Cinematic Lifestyle
Tame Impala - Elephant

Friday 22 March 2013

Playlist Friday March 22nd 2013

Avril Lavigne - Too Much To Ask
Redneck Manifesto - please Don't Ask What We Think Of Your Band
Billy Joel - Don't Ask Me Why
Sarah Brightman & Cliff Richard - All I Ask Of You
Grizzly Bear - All We Ask

Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
Pixies - Wave Of Mutilation
Damien Rice - Cannonball
Eels - Mr E's Beautiful Blues
Kiss - Rock N Roll All Nite
Bob Marley - Lively Up Yourself
Sammy Davis Jr - Rhythm Of Life
Hudson Taylor - Cinematic Lifestyle

Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
Samshing Pumpkins - 1979
Le Galaxie - You Feel The Fire
Fozzy Bear - A Monologue By Fozzy Bear
Bob Marley - Sun Is Shining
Shoctopus - Too Much Is Never Enough
Mikhael Paskalev - I Spy

Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Wallis Bird - The Circle
John Barry - Midnight Cowboy
Faith No More - Last Cup Of Sorrow
Windings - Embury Greenway

Cameo - Word Up
Gavin James - Say Hello
Depeche Mode - Soothe My Soul
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
Smashing Pumpkins - Today
St. John The Gambler - Lemonade Man
Smashing Pumpkins - Ava Adore

Thursday 21 March 2013

Playlist Thursday March 21st 2013

Nina Simone - That's All I Ask
Journey - Ask The Lonely
Howard Jones - Always Asking Questions
Gomez - If I Ask You Nicely
Eden Kane - Well I Ask You

Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Yes - I've Seen All Good People
Hudson Taylor - Cinematic Lifestyle
Haim - Falling
Bob Marley - Redemption Song
The Courteeners - Not Nineteen Forever
Cathy Davey - Reuben
Eels - Mr. E's Beautiful Blues

Elbow - One Day Like This
Rory Gallagher - Bad Penny
Regina Spektor - Fidelity
Bob Marley - Kinky Reggae
Presidents Of The USA - Lump
Silhouette - Volume Destroyed
The Temptations - My Girl
The New Pornographers- Your Hands (Together)

Foo Fighters - Times Like These
Saint John The Gambler - Lemonade Man
Depeche Mode - Soothe My Soul
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Will Smith - Summertime
Tame Impala - Elephant
No Doubt - It's My Life
This Club - I Won't Worry
Dexys Midnight Runners - Geno
Codes - Cities
Hot Chip - Boy From School

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Playlist Wednesday March 20th 2013

Hole - Asking For It
Simon & Garfunkel - Song For the Asking (live)
Leanne Harte - Don't Ask

Faith Hill - If You Ask

Snow Patrol - Ask Me How I Am
Wolfmother - Woman
Bruce Springsteen - The River
New Order - Regret
Talking Heads - (Nothing But) Flowers
Silhouette - Can't Keep Up
Bob Marley - Lively Up Yourself
Coldplay - Fix You
Elbow - Lippy Kids
Bressie - Show Me Love

Little Green Cars - My Love Took Me Down To The River
Marina & The Diamonds - Primadonna
Stiff Little Fingers - Rough Trade
Bob Marley - Iron Lion Zion
Roxy Music - Avalon
Depeche Mode - Soothe My Soul

Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Heart - Magic Man
Republic Of Loose - The Steady Song
Gavin James - Say Hello
Airbourne - Runnin' Wild
Kodaline - All I Want
The Cult - Fire Woman
Hot Chip - Night And Day

Tuesday 19 March 2013

Playlist Tuesday March 19th 2013

Eurythmics - Don't Ask Me Why
The Strokes - Ask Me Anything
Laura Marling - Don't Ask Me Why
Ok Go - Don't Ask Me
Red Hot Chili Peppers - If You Have to Ask 

The Smiths - AskOtis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins & Ramy Jaffee - You Can't Fix This
Duke Special - Freewheel
Grace Jones - Walking In The Rain
Prince - Alphabet Street
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Haim - Falling
Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device
Leon Russell - Delta Lady

Phil Lynott - Sarah
Depeche Mode - Soothe My Soul
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
Bob Marley - Buffalo Solider
Delorentos - Give It Up Now
They Might Be Giants - The Mesopotamians
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth

The Frames - Revelate
Dodgy - In A Room
Soundgarden - Rusty Cage
HAL - Why Do You Come Here?
B-52s - Roam
David Bowie - The Stars Are Out Tonight
Dolly Parton - Islands In The Streams
Bobby Womack - Please Forgive My Heart

Friday 15 March 2013

Playlist Friday March 15th 2013

Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
Jamiroquai - Whatever It Is, I Just Can't Stop
The Brand New Heavies - Never Stop
The Bluegrass Tribute to Radiohead - Stop Whispering
Foster The People - (Don't Stop) Colour On The Walls

Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff
Marvin Gaye - Ain't Nothin Like The Real Thing
The Frames - What Happens When The Heart Just Stops
James Vincent McMorrow - And If My Heart Should Somehow Stop
The Clash - London Calling
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
Billie Holliday - Billie's Blues
An Emotional Fish - Time Is On The Wall
Richard Hawley - Leave Your Body Behind You
Icona Pop - I Love It
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait

Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
Eels - Fresh Feeling
Billie Holiday - Summertine
Whipping Boy - When We Were Young
Pixies - Debaser
The Divine Comedy - Something For The Weekend

Kopek - Love Is Dead
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Jamming
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Black Sabbath - Evil Woman
Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone
Stevie Nicks - Edge Of Seventeen
The White Stripes - Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
Gavin James - Say Hello
Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life
Marvin Gaye - Keep Gettin' It On

Thursday 14 March 2013

Playlist Thursday March 14th 2013

Giorgio Moroder - the Chase
Erasure - Stop
Fleetwood Mac- Don't Stop
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - Ain't No Stopping Us Now

Frank Black - Hang On To Your Ego
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - We Know Who You Are
Two Door Cinema Club - Sun
Willy Mason - Oxygen
Elbow - An Audience With The Pope
Billie Holiday - A Fine Romance
Modest Mouse - Ocean Breathes Salty
Lou Reed - Satellite Of Love
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al

Villagers - The Bell
Solar Taxi - Parcels
Republic Of Loose - Comeback Girl
Le Galaxie - Midnight Midnight
Billie Holiday - Back In Your Own Backyard
Primal Scream - Movin' On Up
Little Green Cars - Harper Lee

The Doors - Love Me Two Times
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
The National - Fake Empire
Lisa Hannigan - Knots
Delorentos - Bullet In A Gun
Heathers - Forget Me Knots
The Strokes - One Way Trigger
Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul
The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Playlist Wednesday March 13th 2013

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop The Rain
Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
Belle & Sebastian - I Want The World To Stop
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Stop In The Name Of Love
Radiohead - Stop Whispering

The Smiths - Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks - Stop Dragging My Heart Around
U2 - Discotecque
Erma Franklin - Piece Of My Heart
Christy Moore - Missing You
The Source feat. Candi Staton - You Got The Love
Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
Scatman John - Scatman
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Looking Out My Back Door
Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto

Style Council - Shout To The Top
Marc Almond & Gene Pitney - Something's Got Ahold Of My Heart
Solar Taxi - Parcels
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
Billie Holiday - They Can't Take That Away From Me
Heathers - Forget Me Knots
Stereophonics - The Bartender And The Thief

The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Madonna - Express Yourself
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
Aslan - This Is
Cashier No.9 - Lost At Sea
The Beatles - Drive My Car
Damien Dempsey - Almighty Love
Aimee Mann - Driving Sideways
Talking Heads - Girlfriend Is Better

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Playlist Tuesday March 12th 2013

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
The Kinks - Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' Bout That Girl
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Can't Stop
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Bob Marley - Stop That Train

The Immediate - Stop & Remember
The Clash - Stop The World
Codes - Cities
Dido - Here With Me
Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire
Billie Holliday - I'm Gonna Lock My Lonley Heart and Throw Away The Key
Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
Villagers - Nothing Arrived
Joan As Policewoman - The Magic

The Strokes - One Way Trigger
St. John The Gambler - Lemonade Man
Bjork - Hyperballad
Primal Scream - Movin' On Up
Billie Holiday - What A Little Moonlight Can Do
The Spikes - Specialist
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Tina Turner - I Can't Stand The Rain
Faith No More - Epic
ELO - Mr. Blue Sky
Delorentos - Care For
Gavin James - Say Hello
Radiohead - Karma Police
The Frank And Walters - This Is Not A Song
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Dixie Chicks - Not Ready To Make Nice

Details of road closures for St. Patrick's Festival

Fun Fair - Merrion Square West

From 20.00hrs on Tuesday 12th March, 2013 to 06.00hrs on Wednesday 20th March, 2013.

The Ceili – St Stephen’s Green North ( From Dawson Street to Grafton Street )

From 12.00hrs to 21.00hrs on Friday 15th March, 2013.

St Patrick’s Festival Music Stage - Dame Court

From 08.00hrs on Thursday 14th March, 2013 to 23.00hrs on Sunday 17th March, 2013.

Fun Fair - Custom House Quay ( From Eden Quay to Memorial Road )

From 20.00hrs on Friday 15th March, 2013 to 06.00hrs on Tuesday 19th March, 2013.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Western Way to Fredrick Street North from 20.00hrs on Saturday 16th March, 2013 to 14.30hrs on Sunday 17th March, 2013.

Dominick Street Upper to Cuffe Street from 05.00hrs to 17.00hrs on Sunday 17th March, 2013.

St. Stephen’s Green South from 08.00hrs to 18.00hrs on Sunday 17th March, 2013.

Treasure Hunt  - Castle Street

Castle Street from 09.00hrs to 18.00hrs on Monday 18th March, 2013.

Big Day Out – Merrion Square East, Merrion Square South, Fitzwilliam Street Lower and Mount Street Upper (Fitzwilliam Street Lower to James’s Street East).


From 19.00hrs on Friday 15th March, 2013 to 23.00hrs on Saturday 16th March, 2013.

St. Patrick’s Festival 5k Road Race - Dawson Street (from Nassau Street to St. Stephen’s Green)

From 10.00hrs to 13.00hrs on Saturday 16th March, 2013.

In addition to the traffic management plan as detailed on the webpage below, pedestrian and local access will be maintained during the period of the closure.

Monday 11 March 2013

Playlist Monday March 11th 2013

Ella Fitzgerald - Smooth Sailing
Santana - Smooth
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
Glee Cast - Smooth Criminal

Air - You Make It Easy
OK Go - Here It Goes Again
Homework - It's All Over
The Frames - Monument
Metronomy - The Look
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
Billie Holiday - The Way You Look Tonight
Sultans Of Ping - Give Him A Ball And A Yard Of Grass
Sir Mixalot - Baby Got Back
Cansei De Ser Sexy - Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above

Gavin James - Say Hello
Miike Snow - Animal
King - Love & Pride
Billie Holiday - I've Got Your Love To Keep Me Warm
The Beatles - Get Back
The Bonzo Dog Band - The Intro And The Outro
The Commitments - Hard to Handle

Queen - The Show Must Go On
PJ Harvey - This Mess We're In
Delorentos - Give It Up Now
Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton - Freedom
The Allman Brothers Band - Midnight Rider
Haddaway - What Is Love
Codes - Cities
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Give It Away

Friday 8 March 2013

Playlist Friday March 8th 2013

Alison Moyet - Weak In The Presence Of Beauty
The Delgados - The Weaker Argument Defeats The Stronger
Belinda Carlisle - I Get Weak
Skunk Anansie - Weak
Joan Armatrading - The Weakness In Me
Speech Debelle - Working Weak

Billie Holiday - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
Flight Of The Conchords - Ladies Of The World
Silhouette - Can't Keep Up
Haim - Don't Save Me
Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man
Dire Straits - On Every Street
PJ Harvey - Down By The Water
Sinéad O'Connor - Mandinka
Solar Taxi - Parcels
Garbage - I Think I'm Paranoid

Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby
Billie Holliday - That Old Devil Called Love
Shear - Wish You Were Dead
Dusty Springfield - Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart
Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
Alison Moyet - Love Resurrection
Nina Simone - Sinnerman

Gemma Hayes - Hangin' Around
Billie Holiday - Summertime
Donna Summer - State Of Independence
Laura Branigan - Gloria
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
Cathy Davey - Little Red
Autamata - Out Of This
Donna Summer - MacArthur Park

More details of Digital Dublin Day events

Digital Dublin Day will engage public with technology across the city TOMORROW, Friday March 8th

Public invited to visit open Mansion House as part of event, see new technology in action

Dublin March 7th 2013  Digital Dublin Day (DDD), showcasing the city as a dynamic leader in digital technology, takes place across the city tomorrow, Friday March 8th.  This is a key event in the development of a Digital Masterplan for Dublin, with events happening in a specially constructed pop-up event space at the Mansion House, Dawson Street.  Here the public will be able to take part in workshops, presentations, and where digital businesses will showcase their creativity, with other events taking place at hotspots across the city.  The day will show Dubliners how technology can positively impact on their lives and its potential to enhance the quality of life in the capital.

Part of the event, which coincides with International Women’s Day, will feature a ‘DigiWomen’ presentation at 5pm at the Mansion House.  This event sees the official launch of the DigiWomen community with a website to promote upcoming events and a video starring women in Ireland who are working in the digital space.  The DigiWomen website will be key to the community’s aims of promoting members’ work and providing educational supports and information, all the while addressing the gender imbalances that exist today in tech.  Speakers will include Pauline Sargent, Managing Director Social Zavvy; Rita Tobin, online marketing consultant and principal of Asar; and Siodhna McGowan, founder of

As part of Dublin Digital Day, ESB eCars will be running eCar test-drives around Dublin.  The test-drives will run between 12 noon and 3pm and feature two 100% electric Nissan Leafs and two 100% electric Mitsubishi iMiEVs, supplied by ESB eCars.  To be in with a chance to drive an eCar simply register through the eCar test-drive application form on the Facebook page Registration is available to anyone over 25 with a full driver’s licence, which will need to be produced on the day.  25 drivers will be chosen at random to test-drive the eCars. 

The Mansion House will be open to members of the public from 10am-1pm and Ms. Una Loftus, former Lady Mayoress of Dublin, will give a talk on the history of the Mansion House from the Oak Room at 1pm.  Events at the Mansion House include a video project by Techspace, who will live-edit and display video interviews with Dubliners digitally recorded on the day, and new company Soundwave displaying what music Dubliners are listening to with their innovative technology.  Other activities include: ‘Coder Dojo’ involving groups of local schoolchildren; free public WiFi in Mansion House area; a display of ‘Apps For Fingal’ which showcases the use of Open data; eCommerce demonstrations; a showcase of digital stories, including the story of the Mansion House, via StoryMap; onsite bloggers; and a ‘vibes of Ireland’ twitter visualisation to coincide with International Women’s Day. 

Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí commented, “This is a day of fun with digital in Dublin City and all are welcome to attend and take part, so join us at the Mansion House and right across the city.  It’s designed to demonstrate to Dubliners the impact that technology has on their lives and the potential of modern digital technologies.  Working with our partners, it will encourage innovation and creativity in the ways in which we plan to harness technology in the city.  Dublin Digital Day will take place not just at the Mansion House but across the city centre at public WiFi locations, on mobile ‘Digital’ buses where digital memories can be created and showcasing mobile eLearning, at the Digital Hub and in many Dublin city businesses.”

The Dublin Digital Masterplan was announced at the Digital Dublin Leadership Forum in November by Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí.  This masterplan will be modelled on similar digital development plans in place in New York and Barcelona.  The Lord Mayor of Barcelona will attend the Digital Dublin Day on Friday and take part in activities.  This event is part of a series of activities, Roadmap to a Digital Dublin, that will lead to the publishing of the Digital Masterplan for the Dublin city region in June this year.

The publication of the Digital Masterplan is the beginning of a continuous effort by Dublin City Council and partners to ensure the city becomes and remains at the top tier of Digital Cities worldwide.  The Lord Mayor continued, “Achieving this goal will ensure much increased economic prosperity for the Dublin City region and guarantee a greater quality of living for residents of Dublin.”

See for more information, follow on Twitter @DigiDublin or get Facebook updates at Digital Dublin.  

Digital Dublin Day ‘Dublin in a day’ Twitter photo competition.

Digital Dublin Day ‘Dublin in a day’ Twitter photo competition.

Dublin City has seen many memorable days.
Friday 8th March 2013 is both Dublin Digital Day and International Women’s Day.

To mark this occasion Dublin City Council invites you to submit images of Dublin city as you see it on this day.

Tweet your entries to @digidublin   #mydubpic.

The best entries received will be showcased on The Journal on Saturday 9th March 2013 and one lucky image will win it’s tweeter a trip for two round Dublin courtesy of Irish Helicopters.

So remember on Friday 8th March get Tweeting…

Tweet your entries to @digidublin

Don’t forget to include the hashtag #mydubpic.

Thursday 7 March 2013

Playlist Thursday March 7th 2013

Jack White - Weep Themselves To Sleep
The Verve - Weeping Willow
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Weeping Song
David Bowie - Weeping Wall
Beth Orton - Stars All Seem To Weep

The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Alt-J - Something Good
Nick Cave &The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
Jenny Owen Youngs - Sleep Machine
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
That Petrol Emotion - Big Decision
The Dubliners - Raglan Road
Tom Waits - Downtown Train

Delorentos - Care For
Heathers - Forget Me Knots
The Coronas - Mark My Words
Alison Moyet - All Cried Out
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Gavin James - Say Hello
The Script feat Will.I.Am - Hall Of Fame

Soak - Sea Creatures
Le Galaxie feat. Elaine Mai - Love System
Glen Hansard - High Hope
Kodaline - All I Want
Villagers - The Waves
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Valerie June - You Can't Be Told
MGMT - Time To Pretend

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Playlist Wednesday March 6th 2013

Husky Rescue - Deep Forest Green
Bobby Womack - Deep River
Clivilles & Cole - A Deeper Love
Peter, Bjorn & John - Dig A Little Deeper
Rod Stewart - The First Cut Is The Deepest

U2 - Endless Deep
The Frames - In The Deep Shade
Right Said Fred - Deeply Dippy
Jamiroquai - Deeper Underground
Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
Marvin Gaye - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
My Morning Jacket - Circuital
Iain Archer - Songbird

Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Matthew E White - Big Love
Little Green Cars - Harper Lee
Eels - Novocaine For The Soul
Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
David Kitt - Say No More
Hall & Oates - Kiss On My List
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk

Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
Kodaline - High Hopes
Dire Straits - Private Investigations
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
Patti LuPone - I Dreamed A Dream
Ash - Girl From Mars
Whipping Boy - We Don't Need Nobody Else
Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep Mountain High

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Playlist Tuesday March 5th 2013

6.30 - 7
Rage Against The Machine - Sleep Now In The Fire 
Paul Weller - Sleep Of The Serene
Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Vines - I'm Only Sleeping

My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep
Lisa Hannigan feat. Ray La Montagne - O Sleep
Wilco - Theologians
Beastie Boys - No Sleep Til Brooklyn
Tree Sleepers - 21 Hookers
Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
Dire Straits - Romeo & Juliet
Neil Young & Crazy Horse- Hey Hey My My
Josh Ritter - Kathleen
Haim - Falling

The Black Crowes - She Talks To Angels
Blur - Tracy Jacks
Dark Room Notes - Let's Light Fires
Crazy Horses - The Osmonds
Dire Straits - So Far Away
The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin
The Darkness - Street Spirit (Fade Out)


Alison Moyet - Love Resurrection
Homework - It's All Over
Something Happens - Parachute
The Knack - My Sharona
The Prodigy - Breathe
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun
The Coronas - Heroes Or Ghosts
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
U2 - Numb

Monday 4 March 2013

Playlist Monday March 4th 2013

Sade  The Sweetest Taboo
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
Josh Rouse - Sweet Elaine
Billy Idol - Sweet Sixteen
Van Morrison - Sweet Thing

Paddy Casey - Sweet Suburban Sky
Roisin Murphy - Sweet Nothings
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
Paul Weller - I Walk On Gilded Splinters
Led Zeppelin - Going To California
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Villagers - That Day
Klaxons - It's Not Over Yet
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Pulp - After You

Kula Shaker - Govinda
Kodaline - All I Want
Muse - Knights Of Cydonia
Fleetwood Mac- Everywhere
Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
Kormac - Rainstorm
Guns N Roses - Sweet 

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
Grandmaster Flash - White Lines
Thin Lizzy - Emerald
The Tree Sleepers - 21 Hookers
Rush - The Spirit Of The Radio
Ash - A Life Less Ordinary
Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
Haim - Falling
Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us

Friday 1 March 2013

Playlist Friday March 1st 2013

Portishead - Machine Gun
Goo Goo Dolls - Big Machine
Hawkwind - Silver Machine
Black Sabbath - Time Machine
Bush - Machinehead

Dire Straits - So Far Away
The Kinks - Really Got Me
Silhouette - Can't Keep Up
Alice Cooper - Feed My Frankenstein
Alchemy - Creature Of Love
Neil Young - Harvest
The Coronas - Heroes Or Ghosts
The Coral - In The Morning
Hudson Taylor - Battles
Homework - It's All Over

The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
Dire Straits - Romeo & Juliet
Tame Impala - Elephant
Fozzie Bear - A Monologue By Fozzie Bear
Neil Young - Southern Man
The Script - If You Could See Me Now
Solar Taxi - Parcels
Rob Zombie - Dragula

Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
The Dead Heavys - Lazarus
Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night
U2 - Sweetest Thing
Deacon Blue - Fergus Sings The Blues
The Specials - Ghost Town
Karl Orff - True Romance
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset