You've booked your Ryanair flight for a last minute trip to the Irish Capital, you've packed your camera (or slipped your phone into your pocket) and you're ready to get snapping. The only thing left to do is figure out where you're going to take photos of! Here's a checklist of 10 things to grab a photo of while you're in Dublin for 48 hours!
It's true that the same could be said of Paris, but geography dictates that Paris does not routinely feature on the BBC's main UK weather bulletins each evening whereas Dublin does -- yet it is a blank. The BBC should respond to the real interests of own licence payers, and do its bit for Anglo-Irish relations, by putting Dublin on the map.
The borders of gender are being smashed down, and Justin Vivian Bond is leading the charge. In the 1990's, Bond achieved fame portraying Kiki DuRane, a lush, ageing lounge singer. DuRane has long since been retired, allowing the emergence of Justin Vivian Bond, a witty, incisive cabaret performer, artist and activist.
Back when we in University College Dublin together, Jarlath Regan faced a battle. Not a particularly serious battle, mind: he was running to be the auditor (President) of the college debating society. It quickly became clear that this warm, likeable and funny gentleman also had a quiet, steely determination. And he sailed across the line.
The minds of the Irish people have become inflamed by fiery debate on the issue of Marriage Equality. In two weeks, our country takes to the polls to vote on Marriage Equality, and should it pass, could make not only Irish history, but world history, by being the first country to legally enact it by popular vote.
We've all got that one person we had a crush on when we were at school. That one person who stays indelibly printed on our mind and makes us feel weird every time we think about them for the rest of our lives. The person that will forever be fifteen years old to us, even though they must have grown up too.