Dance Music Events Should Be Banned

The recent Garda event has triggered some heated discussion among people in Ireland.


imagesThe Dublin Central joint policing committee’s chairperson called banning MCD holding “dance music or similar events” until they can provide full account and response on the Garda Commissioner’s Report for the Swedish House Mafia gig.

The Garda report emphasized several reasons for the incident that happened during the most recent outdoor event (a concert – to be specific) at the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

The incident has triggered an enormous reaction which led to the banning of similar outdoor events. So, what happened? The recent outdoor concert by Swedish House Mafia held at the Phoenix Park resulted to nine stabbed people. The Garda commissioner therefore issued a report saying that the venue as very unsuitable for large-scale music gigs.

Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick (FF) called the MCD concert promoters to attend the policing committee meeting next time. The MCD people needed to provide full report on the incident that happened. If you’re an audience of such event or just someone at home watching the news, would this knowledge that even an innocent concert like that would result to potentially fatal stabbing affect your decision in attending such events?

Irish designer creates a fashion statement with beer bottles

Peter Heron FashionAn up-and-coming entrepreneur from Dublin is making waves with his jeans, which are 75% denim and 25% beer bottle.

Peter Heron, an Irishman now living in New York, has launched his clothing line I Am Not A Virgin, made of partly recycled materials such as brown beer bottles and food trays. The clothing range consists mainly of shirts and jeans.

Heron’s clothing line draws attention not just for its materials, but also for its eyebrow-raising name. I Am Not A Virgin, as Heron explains, is named thus for the materials, which are recycled and therefore non-virgin.

His idea was originally to create jeans from the leftover fabric scraps, which he would get from manufacturing mills. However, a DKNY senior designer discussed with him the possibilities of using a new fabric that is made up of 75% cotton and a quarter percent recycled synthetic material like beer bottles.

Driving Lessons In Dublin Are Changing

The RSA has introduced a new graduated licensing system in Ireland to help spearhead improvements in the standard you new drivers passing their tests. This will mean some big and somewhat strict criteria for those looking to start their driving lessons, instructors have given a varied response to the new initiative and although some pushed to have the new rule stopped they have non the less gone ahead.

The new rule stipulate that all new learner drivers must undertake 12 one hour lessons which strictly follow a driving syllabus. These lessons are to be spread out over a 6 month period which means any driver looking to sit their driving test that has not completed this syllabus or held there learner permit for less than 6 months will not be allowed to do so. Once this EDT or essential driver training as its called has been completed the learner's RSA ADI driving instructor will issue them a certification which gives them the all clear to book their test and sit the driving exam.