Archive for the ‘irishblogs’ Category

Rent in the Olympia was most excellent

Friday, June 19th, 2009

“Not bad for DCU students” is a bit patronising for what is one of the best musicals I’ve seen. These kids rock at this. While the material is decades old and probably out of sync with life today, the numbers, costumes and talent were something else. One of the most entertaining shows around, thank you to all those who put it together as I’m on a high from the energy of it. Shame some people in the audience were physically reacting with horror because the musical has gay and lesbian characters. They kiss, get over it.

Rent DCU musical

Hell Pizza is yum

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

This is the mayhem pizza from

Peanut satay, sweet chili, green peppers, chicken, onions. Totally yumtastic.

Mayhem pizza from

Fluffy Links – Wednesday June 17th 2009

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The draft Creative Commons license version 3.0 for Ireland is out and they’re taking feedback. CC Ireland website.

it@Cork are running an iPhone event on July 8th.

Mummy Maps has launched. They say they are: The Stylish Guide for Dublin Parents. And: Map-based recommendations for lovers of great food, fashion and fun.

Tony Frattaroli from Sal’s Pizza is now a-blogging. Welcome to the funhouse Tony!

An update from Colm Lyon about the Internet Growth Alliance.

So Morning Ireland now has a webcam too. And a shiny new site.

And on RTE … RTE Concert Orchestra do Hitchcock on June 20th.

Excerpts on the big screen from classic murder, mystery & suspense movies with live orchestral accompaniment including To Catch A Thief (Lyn Murray), Strangers On A Train (Dimitri Tiomkin), Dial M for Murder (Dimitri Tiomkin) and North By Northwest (Bernard Herrmann)

Dublin Twitter Bookclub.

If you want an organic Ben and Jerry’s bag, designed by local artists, stick a message on their Facebook page.

if you’re in Dublin on Friday, Murphy’s Ice Cream are having an ice cream party at Powerscourt Centre.

Tenori-on for the iPhone.

Donal from the Good Mood Food blog is now a popstar (again) with his new band Industry.

eircom mobile broadband launches

Monday, June 15th, 2009

eircom today launch their new mobile broadband plug and play product. It costs €19.99 a month and is on a 12 month contract. Yes, it runs on the Meteor network. The biggy in my view is that with the product, you get access to eircom’s WiFi hotspots which are in 1,000+ locations across Ireland. 10GB download allowance too. Additionally customers will have access to exclusive online content from Setanta Sports

The network for now is only available in Dublin, Cork city, Dundalk, Drogheda, Bray, Naas and Newbridge but eircom say they’ll be extending the coverage range to over half the population by the end of 2009.

Settling the Mac vs PC debate...
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Fluffy Links – Monday June 15th 2009

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Nice Facebook for business checklist from Eoin

The next MeasurementCamp Dublin is June 24th.

Late on this but congrats on the iQShortees.

Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois album, infographiced.

Woo, API for Bing. Bargain Alerts forum now on Twitter. got a tartover.

Séamus O’Croídlánd points out the traffic Twitter sends to one of his sites.

Adam Boulton does a Ron Burgundy and reads filler text from the autocue

Via Creative Review, new video from We Have Band. The video was conceived by an advertising agency.

mmmm iCupcakes

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

So we got some cupcakes made to celebrate the launch of App School. Once again the hyper-talented people in the Dublin Cupcakes made them at short enough notice and did an excellent job. Some of the cupcakes have 3d icons and some are printed on edible paper.



App School – Learn to make iPhone applications

Friday, June 12th, 2009

App School

One of the things that kept me busy of late was getting a new project ready. We press released about App School this morning as well as getting it mentioned in the Irish Times. Patrick, Daniel, SQT Training and myself will be involved in training people in how to build and market iPhone applications over 5 days.

If you can handle C++ or Java then this course will suit you, the first run of it is July 20th. App school is on Twitter too, naturally.

More from Patrick.

Back soon

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Been mad busy this week, fun new thing being announced tomorrow with the dayjob. Stay tuned. Meanwhile:

Fluffy Links – Tuesday June 9th 2009

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

James has a breakdown on the new iPhone. Want phone now.

New website from Via. Congrats Joe et al.

Old college friend has a sweet photo blog. Ronan Palliser.

Why Twitter matters from someone with deep insight.

This is kind of cool. Using 140 characters in Twitter to encode images.

Kick starter. Great webapp if you are into trying to get funding for a cause, company or campaign.

Big Trouble in Little China, best movie evar:

Press/Media Advice for an Irish Business – The Mega mix

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Here’s a list of blog posts from some Irish people that work in and around media and PR talking about how to up your PR/Media relationship game. You might find it useful. This is from an Irish perspective, so if there are other hints and tips I missed, please let me know.

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From Adrian Weckler:

How to get more space in a newspaper.

How to write a competent press release.

6 things I would do if I set up a PR company.

Way way more from Adrian here.

From Damien Mulley:

Dealing with the media – Interview stage.

Secrets of running a Lobby Group – Building press relations.

How to deal with journalists – as told by them.

Building relationships with journalists.

From Piaras Kelly:
PR photography tips.

Doing Your Own PR – What Tools Are Out There?

From Emily Tully:
Five things you should know when sending out a press release.

PR on a shoestring.

Preparing for PR.

From Darragh Doyle:
Using simple social media tools to capture an event.

From Eoin Kennedy:
Online PR Distribution Debate Opened Up Again?