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6 4 Chat With! Stephen Stokes takes charge of the re-launch of ISIC in Ireland! 7 In Focus! Magazine launch of Yeah! Español! The Cervantes Institute played host to the magazine launch of Yeah! Español on the crisp evening of 30 January 2014. 14 Special! Ireland Hosted 28th World Congress of Journalists! The city of Dublin, Ireland's capital, saw the 28th World Congress of Journalists last year. 27 Post Card! From Cork City! 2

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15 In Focus! Marketing English in Ireland holds workshop in Dublin! The Four Seasons hotel in Dublin held a “Marketing English in Ireland” event for Ireland's language schools and international student agencies. 19 Student Interview! Teacher’s universal language of dance infects Brazilians in Europe with the beat of the conga drums & the strum of the Berimbau! 26 What students recommend ! Read were and what students recommending to do in Ireland. 30 Bit of Craic! See later events capture by Yeah! eyes!

16 Irish Awareness! Brazil World Cup Social Impacts & Economics! During a time of global recession, the economic progression in Brazil has been better than average. 22 In Focus! You Say Potato, I Say Risotto! Raised just outside San Francisco, California, Maggie Sidun is currently studying for a Master in Food Studies at New York University. 33 Top Event! Dublin event “Carnival 2014 “ Real Events continue with their party traditions in Ireland!


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Editor's Word by Richard Gibney In his 2014 State of the Union address on 28 January, Obama cited the stark divide between the middle classes and the CEO. Business is booming in the US, but unemployment lines remain long. People work harder in order to match salary levels prerecession, but executives are better paid than ever. Obama advocated minimum wage laws, alongside legislation compelling government contractors to pay employees fairly, to tackle inequality. Globally, students find wealth disparity even truer of their economic realities. Graduates are offered unpaid positions, internships and work experience. A decade ago, it wasn't surprising for a graduate to start her career at less than half the average industrial wage, or a tokenistic stipend. Today, she starts with nothing. Government programmes, like Ireland's JobsBridge scheme, worsen this situation, if media reports are accurate. JobsBridge allows businesses to exploit free labour. Students and graduates are taking roles that promise experience and training, but are given little or none, with little prospect of a paid job at the end of the scheme, performing tasks previously taken by paid employees. This January, we bade farewell to Yeah! Brazil's Aldy Coelho, editor of the Portuguese language magazine. A journalist with many multimedia skills beyond writing great copy, Aldy will be missed by the Yeah! staff. A number of her articles are translated into English here. Yeah! Espanol, launched at Dublin's Cervantes Institute, will be edited by Karina Mizrahi. Readers will find an ambitious new feature – with a number of its pages devoted to the learning of the Spanish language, and building Spanish vocabulary. We welcome our Spanish sister magazine to the Yeah! family. The wisdom offered by Reuters correspondent Naomi O'Leary in our interview includes a second language as a near-necessity for those interested in a journalism career. We also interview Stephen Stokes, who has taken up the challenge of breathing new life into the internationally recognised ISIC card, from his Dublin base. The ISIC has been neglected here in Ireland, and we welcome its renaissance among the Irish student population.

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Stephen Stokes Interview with Stephen of ISIC Ireland • What is Study Group's main purpose and goals?

and with other societies. The work I did as International Officer led to some very successful campaigning, and helped to propel me to the President’s Award at UCD award for excellence in student activity, won by Stephen], but I actually believe that the award was the result of great teamwork, and it was rewarding for someone from the international dimension of the college to get that recognition. I have a lot of experience in dealing with international issues prior to UCD. One of the key things that I wanted to do as president of the Students’ Union at Griffith College was to engage international students – which make up a substantial proportion of the campus population. I was one of the first student politicians to have posters in Chinese – which has become the norm now at Griffith College! •  Stephen Stokes appears best placed to take charge

of the re-launch of ISIC here in Ireland. The International Student Identity Card offers student discounts on travel, and a broad range of other products and services. Stephen regrets that the card itself has been “dormant” here in Ireland for some years. He has a recent Masters in American Studies from University College Dublin, and a BA in History and Politics to his name; when we interviewed him a few months ago he was (just!) the right side of 30; the Mayor of Greystones Town Council, south of Dublin; and he has a history in student and local politics of advising, collaborating and advocating on behalf of the international population. Tell us a little about your work in University, and the links to the international community.

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I was the Events Officer of the International Student Society at UCD, under auditor Ben Minke. Ben was a great man – he was completing a PhD, so it was a great opportunity for me to put a lot of hours into the society. I had also been International Officer in UCD’s Students’ Union in 2011/2012, so I already had a lot of contact with the International Student Society, with students from overseas 4

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The international student population in Ireland is • about 13 percent today, according to the USI and

ICOS. UCD’s is substantially higher, is that right? I think the statistics for UCD put the international student body hovering between 19 and 20 percent. I know that the current president at UCD, Hugh Brady, and incoming one, Andrew Deeks, are both very encouraging of the international student community, and want to see their numbers rise. But it’s where a lot of colleges and universities are going. For instance, I was in Athlone recently where a substantial proportion of the student population is Brazilian, • Chinese and French! Part time students are eligible for an ISIC card if they are attending a recognised institute of education and studying a certain amount of hours per week.


• ISIC celebrated its 60th anniversary last

year. Tell us about that. Yes. ISIC was founded in 1953 by the Dutch and Norwegian Union of Students, and really its goal was to bring travel and exchange opportunities to students. These days, we think that students almost have travel by right.I would say we encourage all students to join ISIC equally, but a key point is that it has a vibrant international theme being used in 124 countries. Students are able to get the card on ww.isiccard.ie, where they can also see our discounts.

The ISIC card is the only internationallyrecognised student ID and ISIC card holders are members of a truly global club. Every year more than 4.5 million students from 124 countries use their student card to take Stephen, you’re the Mayor of Greystones advantage of offers • Town Council? You’re very articulate. How on travel, shopping, does your experience in local politics help museums and more, with your rolefor ISIC? worldwide. Kind words, kind words! I suppose being a councillor helps for working with lots of different dynamic people. I would spend a lot of my time negotiating deals. At ISIC we’re re-signing up for lots of offers and negotiating new ones. We’ve just taken it over as representatives of ISIC in the last few weeks. As I said, I used to have the ISIC card myself. It was the card to have if you wanted to travel, even when I was going to boarding school in Kilkenny. ISIC moved around a few organisations, but now we’re relaunching the ISIC, it’s going to be vibrant, it’s coming back, it’s a great service for students, and we’re hoping to get it into more Students’ Unions so that students can go down and get it locally. We’re the best student card – we believe – in the world – recognised as a form of ID in more countries than McDonald’s have restaurants – we have extensive and often exclusive deals in China, Brazil, the US, Canada, all over Europe, here in Ireland, and all the time we’re pushing to do more for students. Thanks very much, Stephen. Happy 60th to the ISIC .

Advises from ISIC Eligibly for an ISIC Card Minimum age is 12 – no upper age limit applies. ISIC Full-time Student Definition Studying for a minimum of 15 hours per week, for 12 weeks of the year. You must provide one of the following: A valid student or school ID card which states you are in full-time education A letter stating you are a full-time student on school, college or university headed paper Proof of your date of birth: Passport, drivers’ licence or birth certificate. GAP Year Students Students taking a GAP year who have a confirmed study placement for after their return may provide CAO/UCAS documentation showing you have a confirmed placement for after your GAP year AND Proof of date of birth. Providing theseYou may either upload scans or high-resolution photos of these during the online application process, or post, fax, or email copies of these. What can the ISIC student card do for international students?

You’ll use your ISIC card to save money as you travel the world on a well deserved break from college. And it’s just as useful back home. There are tens of thousands of student discounts on offer, so check what’s available at your local restaurants, cinemas and shops. The ISIC card is a real student lifestyle card. Keep it in your pocket wherever you go – it’ll come in handy time and time again. www.isiccard.ie Yeah! International Student Magazine

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International Studenta Forum Tips for starting career the Mansion House inatjournalism canvasses students opinion

Naomi O'Leary is a Reuters News Agency correspondent in Rome. She sat down for a chat with Yeah! Magazine to give some great tips on how to get into journalism.

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I studied English in Trinity College Dublin, purely for the love of the subject! I wrote for the Trinity News. I also had a radio programme. I did a Master in Cambridge and there was – of course – the newspaper there. That's how I got “started” in journalism, but I didn't regard journalism as a feasible career, because I didn't actually know any journalists, even though it was perfectly aligned with the things that I like. I am curious about things, about finding information, and I like writing. In February of 2008, during my Erasmus year in Bologna, I had an epiphany. I figured I had to make myself employable, and there was no reason for anyone to give me a job just because I had an English degree. English is sometimes regarded as a little wishy-washy, but really, it is a good foundation – among other things, it is very broad education, and it teaches critical thinking and how to quickly find the important information in a text, something that is invaluable in my current job.students face.”

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Summer in Rome My Erasmus year, I started to apply for internships like crazy. I capitalised on the Italian that I had picked up in Bologna in order to get internships after my Erasmus year, moving from there to Rome for the summer. I started working for a body in Rome called the Council for the United States and Italy as a media intern. I then got a second role, working for Dennis Redmont, who is the former Associated Press regional chief – he now goes on Italian television as a commentator whenever there is a big US story. Postgraduate Education and Work When I returned to Ireland and finished my English degree, I applied for a number of Master's degrees. I was offered a Master at Cambridge, in Political Thought and Intellectual History. I took that because I was interested in understanding politics better. I started working for Cafebabel.com, a pan European online magazine that publishes in six languages. I wrote as much as I could, and I loved it. I was very conscious of getting experience whenever there was an opportunity. After my Master, I applied for all sorts of media jobs in London. I got

a job in a magazine called MoneyWeek. At MoneyWeek, I got good knowledge of bonds, financial markets and economics. Reuters offered me an internship before I started writing for MoneyWeek, but I didn't want to do another internship. I believe they're running internship programmes in three different regions of the world – and they actually pay very well. Reuters also offers a graduate trainee programme. I missed the deadline for that the first year, when I started at Money Week, but Reuters encouraged me to apply for it the following year, and I got in. The things that helped me to get in were knowing a language apart from English, knowledge of finance and economics, and journalistic experience. What to expect on the Reuters Graduate Program Nine months of training in London! It was like a Journalism Master in London. They do mock press conferences. You learn about journalistic ethics, standard reporting techniques, and economics and financial markets training as well. After six weeks of training, you then get to work in


various bureaus in the company, between three weeks and two months at each. Finally, I ended up in my current role as Rome correspondent. Is Reportage Dull or Interesting? Creatively, I find writing articles very satisfying – there are an infinite number of ways to write an article. Reuters' style is quite specific and most news articles will share certain characteristics – you begin with the most important facts, in a pyramid structure. But there are many different ways of approaching it, provided it's not just very factual reportage, a brief article on the Italian government raising money on the bond markets, for instance. And it's great to have a job where you see the results of your work almost immediately. The rapid turnover is good – I remember in college not being very good on long term projects! What the Work is Like You don't have to file a set number of articles. When it comes to the news, different regions of the world go up and down in terms of demand – for example, Egypt may suddenly become important, and Reuters sometimes shifts people around to where the news is. Correspondents are expected to move around every two to five years. It's your job – on occasion – not to write news, because you shouldn't be sending unnecessary articles. Reuters will be

receiving news from all the hot spots, and they don't want to read unnecessary content. So you're supposed to use any time where you have a slow news day to maintain, to build up or to create contacts, or to research and dig up work for more investigative, long-term features. You may have rare quiet days – particularly during the summer in Italy, when people tend to close up shops and go on holidays – but then you have the opposite, which is completely frenetic activity – the government is looking shakier, or the government is looking stronger. Your deadline in these situations is always as soon as possible. It's very, very, very high pressure. Anything can happen and you have to be on top of it. Typically, when something high pressure is happening, you'll get something else, from left field – someone quite famous has died, for instance, or there has been an earthquake in southern Italy, or you may receive details about the Lampedusa [African migrant] tragedy. In that scenario, it is important to prioritise. As a job, it defines your life a lot. The office phone does divert to your mobile when you've gone home. Because we're a news agency, and we have to report the news immediately, and someone is always on duty with the office phone diverting to their

mobile through the night once they have left the office in case, for example, there is an earthquake. On Cultural Differences Italy is a great country. A lot of socialising happens with food rather than drink as in Ireland. Also, people are more “comfortable” with deference. Irish people might prefer if the situation is more casual. In Italy, there is the formal and informal second person “lei” and “tu”. Italian people can be very concerned about privacy. You can do a vox pop on the streets about the new pope, and you can get a great quote, and there don't seem to be any consequences for the person, with respect to what they've said – and then you ask if you can take their name and details, and they say “No, absolutely not!”

Naomi O’Leary is a Reuters News Agency correspondent in Rome.

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The Cervantes Ins tute, around the corner from Pearse Street Sta on and Trinity College Dublin, played host to the magazine launch of Yeah! Español on the crisp evening of 30 January 2014. An ambi ous new addi on to Yeah's Spanish language imprint is a sec on of one fi h of the magazine, devoted to learning Spanish. The rest of the magazine will be for those from Spain, the Hispanophone countries of the world and others fluent in the language. Magazine Group CEO, Raffael Abarca, made a speech detailing Yeah's popularity, with 1,400,00 hits for Yeah! Brazil in the last year, while 28,000 have seen the magazine itself. Nearly 8,000 have downloaded the magazine. Yeah! Interna onal Magazine has had more than 2,000,000 hits, and 30,000 have seen the magazine, while 15,000 downloaded it last edi on.

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New Student Magazine in Ireland Yeah! Group Director Karina Mizrahi said at the Yeah! Español launch in late January that Yeah! Español is more than a magazine for students; it is, she told her audience, a guide. It will be aimed at students in Ireland and elsewhere it will be their voice, and it is a magazine by students, for students. There will also be a guide sec on at the back of the magazine for those who are keen to learn Spanish. Karina Susana Mizrahi Yeah! Group Director director@yeah.ie General information info@yeah.ie

Denis O'Donoghue – who runs the English in Dublin School since 1986 – then gave a speech peppered with anecdotes detailing the difficul es that are faced with marke ng Ireland as a des na on. It is, he claimed, less well known than we believe. He thanked Spain and the Spanish for their awareness of Ireland historically. He discussed Philip I's Spanish Armada of 1588 – which was obliterated in a storm while on its way to invade Elizabethan England – and forced to flee around the Bri sh Isles. He implied that some of our ancestors in Ireland were likely to have been Spanish sailors, marooned on Irish rocks, and taken in by the Irish. The latest magazine in the Yeah! franchise will offer both readers of Spanish and those eager to learn the language a great resource for news related to educa on, culture and news related to Spanish speakers and Ireland. Yeah! Español will have twelve professional journalists, and will operate with the full support of the Cervantes Ins tute.

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Dublin used to be Europe's "Number One Party Destination" and on busy weekends can still feel like Barcelona Beach during Spring Break. Without the bikinis and swimsuits, naturally. Cheap air travel and a hedonistic image (ceol agus craic) fostered by the tourism industry attract crowds of young Europeans that brave the Dublin weather and prices. Add to this language students (mostly from France, Italy and Spain) as well as sightseeing tourists and you will appreciate that Dublin is best described as "busy". Under no circumstances should the visitor expect a quaint and quiet, old fashioned town (though all these attributes can be applied to parts of Dublin). Dublin can be noisy and overwhelming, especially between April and September.

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Infocus Tips for Starting a Career in Journalism Make the most of all of the tools that you have, whether you have a language or a particular area of expertise, or a particular interest. You ought to mine that for any advantage you have. For instance, if you have great contacts in the world of golf, use those contacts to write a story. Financial knowledge or a business background is important in some journalism – or at least, it helps to have an openness to learn about economics. Journalistic experience is very important, but it's about more than just publishing – it's very easy to publish articles today, as you can be published for free on the Internet. Write as much as you can to build up a portfolio, starting with smaller publications and working up. Work alongside people who will become the next generation of journalists in the industry. People, like you, working at the university paper, will ultimately be working as editors and journalists in the future. I only found out that there was a Reuters traineeship after I had graduated, but it was only because I was in contact with other journalists, interning in the industry already. Make your own website, know how to use multimedia, get some business cards and go out and meet people. Twitter is currently an excellent tool both for meeting contacts and finding out stories. Languages (at least one other language, and English) is also a big advantage. On Learning A Second Language When I reached Bologna, I arrived with a couple of phrases already, like “Hi, I'm Naomi!” So I was able to make basic conversation. The common language among the Erasmus students was Italian – it was a decision that we collectively made, and it was a very social environment. If you start with one language from day one, it becomes your default language. I was very lucky that the international students – even if we had English – chose to speak in whatever limited Italian we had. Within a matter of months I had pretty competent Italian. Every new thing that happened became an adventure. So with a trip to the chemist, for instance, you learn your pharmacy vocabulary! You learn through necessity.

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Regulatory future uncertain for Language schools The Accreditation and Coordination of English Language Services (ACELS) has a recognition scheme that now falls under the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) agency. The QQI was established in 2012 as an umbrella replacement agency for Ireland's FETAC, HETAC and the National Qualifications Agency of Ireland. The education agency oversees the quality of education programmes and institutions in Ireland, through maintenance, validation and inspection. There had been alarm expressed by English language schools due to the uncertainty of the new regime. A window for applicant schools seeking ACELS recognition closed at the end of January 2013. However, another issue has been addressed by the QQI on its site: Those institutions and companies that already have ACELS accreditation do not have to reapply under the new scheme.

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These schools and education centres will be carried into the new scheme, their on-going accreditation determined through the normal inspection and overseeing processes. However, those English language schools which do not have accreditation yet will find difficulties in attracting students. Promotion by state agencies like Enterprise Ireland for such schools will be ruled out. Visas will be far more restricted for students wishing to attend a non-ACELS recognised school, unless it has other QQI accreditations. Any non-EEA student who wishes to attend an institution that is not recognised by the QQI – such as those from the US or India – will effectively be on a tourist visa, and any extensions sought by that student for the purposes of study at the same institution are likely to be denied.

Ireland's Department of Education and the QQI are clearly keen to emphasise the reputations of those institutions that are recognised through recent changes in European legislation. The state's efforts to streamline and amalgamate its recognition agencies would appear to kill two birds with one stone in addressing the quality of education. A green paper, released in a series of parts last year, has detailed measures that need to be addressed in a number of areas by the QQI, from protection of learners in its schools and establishments, to providers' ability to access accreditation and recognition. Those in the ESL education sector can only be optimistic that the administrative challenges faced by the QQI in taking over the ACELS recognition scheme – among its other responsibilities – are fully appreciated.


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During the Middle Ages, students frequently travelled between the colleges of Europe, leaving a course before they would be forced to pay their tuition fees. The fact that Latin was the lingua franca at all the schools meant that they could skip out and attend similar courses at other schools. Students shop around today for the best value courses. However, the Australian immigration and border control departments have started to target students who arrive in Australia, having registered for one university course, but then skip to another, cheaper one.

Under Australian immigration policy, there are certain courses

that provide students with course- or university-specific visas. Many students then go on to register for courses at cheaper, private colleges rather than attend the more expensive stateapproved universities.

Australia is a popular destination for Indian and Pakistani students, among others. Letters have been sent to more than a thousand international students by the immigration authorities, demanding an explanation for course changes. Although such behaviour can often be used as an intentional way of reducing study hours to devote more time to paid work, many students may be unaware that they are breaching

Australian authorities focus on International Students' attempts to take cheaper courses

visa conditions when they sign up for cheap, alternative courses. However, students who are found to breach the regulations have been given just two weeks to provide a reasonable explanation.


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Brazil World Cup Social Impacts & Economics! By Sofia Sunden

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onsidering the unique situation for Brazil in hosting two of the world's largest sport events, one can only imagine the economic activity this will generate; all the construction which is required, alongside the refurbishing of existing arenas, catering for increased tourism and an increased interest from foreign investors, and all the other activity surrounding the games. However, there are a number of reasons for why the economic impacts in Brazil can be less favourable than first might be expected. Firstly, Brazil is planning for huge investment infrastructure such as a new airport terminal, roads and a Bus Rapid Transit line. However, a tax break is granted by the federal government for any construction or infrastructure related to the events, so all the business activity generated by the construction for these events will not generate any revenue to the federal government. Secondly, if the games do not make a profit but generate losses, the economic deficit will be paid by the Brazilian tax payers since the three levels of government have guaranteed the International Olympic Committee cover of any potential losses. Finally, mega sport events are often associated

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with huge economic losses, their outcomes rarely as favourable as predicted by economic forecasts. Brazil's current economic situation During a time of global recession, the economic progress in Brazil has been better than average. While the global recession has weakened Europe and the US, Brazil managed relatively well, maintaining economic growth throughout the crisis. Brazil even managed to combine economic growth with the reduction of poverty and inequality – a remarkable combination during a time of global uncertainty. During the last decade poverty and inequality decreased in Brazil. Nearly 12 million Brazilian citizens were taken out of absolute poverty (equivalent to a fall from 11.2 per cent to 3.8 per cent). Building on this great achievement, one would hope that policy makers would seize the opportunity to use the increased economic activity in Brazil as a generator to exploit and raise this rising tide even higher, building on reducing inequality further still. Increased economic growth is not sufficient to reduce poverty in its own right. Growth does not trickle

down to the poorest, and requires targeted measures for the reduction of poverty and inequality, in order to be effective. Hosting two mega sport events in Brazil will not necessary have any impacts on poverty reduction in Brazil. Firstly, there are uncertainties over whether hosting mega sport events will lead to increased economic growth. If that is the case, it is unlikely to improve the poverty reduction in Brazil, unless inequality is tackled in parallel, as has been the case so far. The fear is that the opposite scenario may play out, with public debts and forced evictions (as the media reported before the Beijing Olympics) as the outcome.


If Brazil continue to make this sort of targeted efforts to reduce poverty and inequality the legacies from these mega sports events could make a real positive impact in the society.

In a complex equation between economic wealth, inequality and general well being, it has been demonstrated that a society with low inequality among its citizens is better off. Not only are there fewer poor people and the poor people are less poor, but the wealthiest people and the middle class are better off too. The wealthiest find themselves living in a safer environment with less crime and social unrest, and it has even demonstrated to have an effect on the general health, which tends to improve too. Benefits accrue to everyone in Brazil if the increased economic activity generated by these mega sports events was used to tackle inequality and help take more people out of poverty. However, the old paradigm of “wealth trickling down” eventually to all members of society has been demonstrated as fallacious. It requires active measures from the government, such as Brazil's cash transfer programme Bolsa Familia and implementation of the minimum wage. These measures, have helped 12 million Brazilians out of extreme poverty. The inequality rate, measured by the Gini coefficient, fell from 0.59 in 2001 to 0.53 in 2007 in Brazil. If the country continues to make deliberate inroads in reducing poverty and inequality, the legacies from these mega-sports events could make a real positive impact in the society.

Business as usual? Very few drug lords have actually been captured in a recent campaign to arrest and bring them to justice, the majority of criminals fleeing the favelas before the police entered to establish a permanent UPP presence. Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, Brazil's Police Pacification Unit, is a program implemented by Rio state with the policy of recapturing the lawless territories ruled by criminality. The positive aspect of this campaign is that previously, when police have attempted to encircle a favela by surprise in order to arrest or kill traffickers, large-scale shootouts would ensue, innocent favela residents often caught in the crossfire. However the lack of criminals captured raises the question as to whether there has been any great impact due to pacification, or whether the violence of drug dealing has simply been shifted to new locations. It is recognised that drug trafficking has by no means halted, but continues all over the city. It is further recognised that criminals have migrated from parts of Rio that have a large police presence due to pacification, to areas with fewer police and no UPPs, such as Niteroi.

While the favelas under pacification have seen improvements, there has been an increase in the concentration of criminals in other parts of Rio de Janeiro that don't have the presence of the UPP. The long term plan for the UPP is unclear. Many favela residents have felt excluded from the plans of the project. Some believe that little has changed – from drug dealers in charge, to a tokenistic, temporary police force in place patrolling the streets. Pacification of parts of Rio is an example of how the games may provide legacies which affect the society even after the end of the games. The hope is that the positive impacts of pacification will remain in place beyond 2016, and that things will not revert to control by drug gangs.

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Teacher uses the universal language of dance to infect Brazilians in Europe By Aldy Coelho

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eará-born Neris José Nogueira, 38, first made contact with dance and capoeira at the age of eleven in Sao Paulo, when he went Southeast with his family in search of better living conditions. At the sound of the conga drums and the berimbau, he found himself in the right place, and the pace was fast. Launched first into the world of capoeira and then into dance, he faced financial difficulties for the sake of his studies, and graduated in Physical Education before specialising in Dance and Body Awareness. His extensive professional experience ranges from early childhood education teacher, a physical education teacher of capoeira, a dance teacher, a member of the Ballroom Dancing ensemble "Cia Earth", a body consciousness researcher and a founder of "Educational Center for Capoeira Light of Dawn", for the poor of São Paulo.

are very common in northeastern Brazil. The dance is good in all respects, embracing the socio-emotional, one's motor skills, and cognition, and therefore contributes to the development of the human being as a whole. Is there interest from foreigners in typical Brazilian dances like samba and forró? I realise that the Europeans are very fond of our dances, the Irish, French and Polish mainly, but overall the Europeans are very interested by Brazilian rhythms. Here in Dublin, there are numerous venues to practice the dance just for fun, but I also realize that women are seeking to learn much more than men, because the men are somewhat resistant. At that point they are missing the opportunity, because after all, almost all dances are for couples.

Through his life's work, he never lost his enthusiasm for dance and physical education, even when he decided to cross the ocean and come to study English in Ireland. It is the same passion that will not let him quit. Here in Dublin, Professor Neris has continued teaching ballroom dancing, and speaks exclusively to the Journal NewsBrazil / Yeah! Brazil about the benefits of dance as physical activity, the challenges of teaching the Brazilian arts for Europeans, and reveals that he is looking for a space that he can devote entirely to teaching dance. "The dance was a breakthrough in my life, a process of selftransformation, and I believe she can be a transforming agent for any person's life," he says. Yeah! - Why teach ballroom dancing in Europe? Prof . Neris - To show a different way of dancing, because people like and feel good when they dance – and this is universal. Also, to illustrate the culture of Brazil through samba, forró, the African influences in dances such as afoxé, dança do coco (coconut dancing) and maracatu, which 20

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What are the preferred styles of Brazilian dances for foreigners? Foreigners looking mainly for samba because they associate this rhythm with our carnival. But overall, they are interested in almost all Latin rhythms including salsa, zouk and forr贸. The Brazilian rhythms are all loved, and I realize that there is a great demand for sertanejo, and that's on the rise in Europe. Which styles are easier and which more difficult to learn? The difficulty is not present in the dance or rhythm itself, it is present in the individual. For example, a person who has problems with coordination or motor skills, I propose exercises within the dance that facilitate learning. So making it playful and fun, without realizing it, the person learns the tempo and the rhythm, and improves their motor skills. Why choose ballroom dancing as physical activity? People are losing some important movements for the body; the human being was born to move. There are people who work sitting many hours in front of the computer and are gradually forgetting some bodily abilities. It has been shown to be possible to recover, improve and hone these skills by practicing physical dance, getting more balance, coordination, body awareness and regaining quality of life.

dance. The dance has no restrictions, no distinction when it comes to a person, you just want to learn. Even people with certain movement restrictions they can dance, with the proviso of good sensitivity and the advice to find the best possible education to suit each type of restriction.

What are the perceived benefits of practicing ballroom dancing?

What is your project in relation to ballroom dance in Dublin?

Among the key is increasing the quality of life, r a i s i n g s e l f- e s t e e m , i m p r o v e m e n t i n interpersonal and socio-emotional relationships, as well as an increase in cognitive reactions such as mobility, speed, balance, strength, and a sense of time and space.

My project is the implementation of a center for dance, a fixed space where you can teach and eventually assemble groups of dance shows with different looks, where it is not necessary to be a high level dancer, but for ordinary people interested in dance, including children or the elderly. This center can grow and improve over time, bringing new rhythms, new courses, so that when I return to Brazil someone else can continue to breathe life into the project, which should not be extinguished.

Who can and who cannot practice ballroom dancing? The dance is present in everything, the movement and pace are natural to human beings, so all people have the ability to

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Thesurvival survivalgirls girls The Drama group with a real purpose Drama group with a real porpuse share stories that transcend writing for oneself, or for purely artistic merits or entertainment. Sometimes the motivations are ethical. The founding of The Survival Girls – given the imprimatur of a contract from the United Nations' High Commissioner on Refugees – appears to be an extension of this philosophy, and one embraced by the troupe itself. The Survival Girls started as a theatre troupe of half a dozen Congolese women and girls, founded with the assistance of American development worker and writer Ming Holden in 2011. The group's origins stem from Holden's efforts to mark World Refugee Day with a performance by refugee women in Nairobi. However, the theatre group has expanded since its foundation, picking up international attention from various media outlets and cited by world figures such as Hillary Clinton and Anne-Marie Slaughter. The group performs around Nairobi, raising awareness about issues such as female genital mutilation. Holden's non-fiction novella about the girls and women was released in November 2013. Calling it a novella was a decision Ming made in order to call attention to the subjective process of “nonfiction” story-telling. The account is a tour de force of literary beauty, as we witness the girls and women struggle with the trauma of past experiences. Holden has herself written with passion of the creative need to 12

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Ming Holden’s jesuitical plea to seek a readership that needs to read your work - or to write on behalf of those who are voiceless - is an idea that finds any number of precedents in literature and philosophy – whether the intention to inspire and raise awareness is primary in the author's mind, or a secondary motivation. Oscar Wilde's insistence that we shout from the rooftops, Derrida's Cinders metaphor implying (perhaps) that we can blow on the embers of those stories detailing trauma and tragedy until a small fire grows into a conflagration, and Brian Keenan's masterful An Evil Cradling - a text that has appeared on Ireland's secondary schools' English syllabus, dealing with his time in captivity in Beirut, are just three examples that can be cited as sources of inspiration in this or in similar contexts.

Ming Holden's book about The Survival Girls is available from Wolfram Productions and as an eBook.

Her work – in both the literary and development spheres – is well worth following. Ming Holden is on Twitter: @minglishmuffin


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Marketing English in Ireland holds workshop in Dublin The Four Seasons hotel in Dublin held a “Marketing English in Ireland” event for Ireland's language schools and international student agencies on Tuesday 15 October. The MEI – an association of almost sixty language schools – has a strong record in promoting Ireland as a destination for language education. It holds events across the world – the next workshop will be held in Moscow on 23 October. The Four Seasons event was a gathering of language schools, agencies and overseas educational establishments with an interest in sending their students to Ireland to study English. Representatives from Ireland's top universities were in attendance, alongside the International Study Centre which was attending an MEI workshop for the first time. The International Study Centre delivers the International Foundation Year in partnership with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD).

students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate degree programme at the two universities. The programme is designed to bridge the gap in key academic and English language requirements for direct entry for international students. Upon successful completion, the programme provides students with the academic skills and English language proficiency to progress to a range of undergraduate degrees offered by Ireland's two most esteemed third level institutions. Aiveen Ryan, International Marketing Manager for the International Study Centre, regards the workshop as a means of publicising its foundation courses to the overseas student agencies in attendance at MEI.

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Elena Rakovskaya & Elena Bessonnova from Informost Russia

Francis Crossen is Communications and Marketing Manager at one of the oldest language schools in Ireland, with a presence in Dublin since the late 1960s. Dublin School of English is located in Templebar.

Semra Bayram Turkey agent

The International Foundation Year is a three term programme designed for international

“Here, we've seen agents from Turkey, Russia and the Ukraine, among other territories – which are markets we would be interested in as non-EU countries. Many young students come to Ireland to study English – and by working alongside MEI we have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the language schools on promoting an entire educational offering and journey to these students and their agents in Ireland.”

“We joined MEI because it's a very successful body at marketing English language education in Ireland internationally,” Aiveen said.

“We're a family business, we're a non-profit organisation. We have students from the age of six up to seventy – we enrol groups, individuals, executives – we had over three and a half thousand students last year, so we have a broad range of courses, for everybody,” said Francis.


Francis finds the MEI event a great way of attracting the interest of student agencies from around the globe. “It's always worth doing. There are a lot of marketing workshops run throughout the year across the world. I call them speed dating for language schools, for want of a better description! But certainly the MEI workshop differentiates itself from other workshops by being more intimate, and it's specifically geared towards people who are interested in the Irish market. Because it's run by our own organization – Marketing English in Ireland – it's much more cost effective than going over to Berlin and taking part in one of the commercial trade workshops, so in general it's very successful for us because we meet focused buyers who are specifically interested in the Irish market.” Dublin Language School management also travel to the MEI events abroad.

Also at the event was Tom Stewart from the Londonbased Study Travel Magazine. The impressive magazine is a trade imprint with a readership of educational consultants and student recruitment businesses in over 125 countries. The latest issue of the magazine features an interview with David O'Grady, CEO of the MEI. In the interview, David gives his views on the challenges facing the language school sector – such as the recession – and the upcoming workshop in Russia.

Representatives (right) Spain, (Left) Russia & France at the MEI workshop “Ireland”.

“My brother will be over at the workshop in Moscow [in October 2013]. I will be going to Brazil in January [2014]. We do a variety of marketing trips – not all of them are about workshops. We might take part in fairs, we might visit booking agents, we might give presentations in schools – it could be anything at all. After a workshop I'll attend in Berlin next month, I will be jumping onto trains in Germany and visiting agents in their offices, eating great food and drinking nice beer!”

Svetlana Shatunova & Olga Kiselva “Study Centre” Russia.

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You Say Potato, I Say Risotto By: Maggie Sidun

Food Writing Raised just outside San Francisco, California, Maggie Sidun is currently studying for a Master in Food Studies at New York University. She produces Beer Sessions Radio (TM), a radio show focused on craft beer, and its community, in Brooklyn.Her undergraduate degree was taken in Dublin, where she gained rich perspectives on her own culinary tastes, while she spent three years there. (Read her story below.) It was near impossible not to stick out like a sore thumb as the only American in a class of Irish students. Not only did my accent and appearance give me away as a foreigner, but apparently my The geographic, political, and dinners of quinoa, sent overseas in bulk by my economic qualities in California parents, mixed with caramelized vegetables and have influenced its food system. I feta, were not as common as the preferred canned beans on toast. admit my bias, which reflects I might not have realized the impact growing up in eating in Dublin, weighed against the suburbs of San Francisco – in a house where

the food culture of California. If I

whole foods and exotic meals were standard –if I

had grown up in rural America,

had not gone to college in a country where

my opinion would clearly differ.

preserving tradition, food included, was the

However, because of my

backbone of its cultural heritage.

experiences and the way in which I was “nurtured”, I

The foods I prepared for myself and searched for

acknowledge the very

in the shops of Dublin differed greatly from those subjective cultural differences I of my peers. After the three years I spent living observe in food cultures. That

living in a cottage in a rural village in County Donegal, Ireland. The move was

and learning there, I walked away with a greater

may seem redundant, but I'll add traumatizing. The feeling of

sense of self. Immersing myself in Irish culture

that due in part to my academic

isolation increased once I

and eating Irish food, I was better equipped to

background,I subscribe to a

discovered school lunchtime was

define myself as American from California. While I number of contemporary, attempted to integrate into my new community, I generally “American” theories

was diminutive; four pubs, a

ultimately identified myself as an American

about food scholarship, which

church, and one small store with

through the food I ate.

promote and encourage

a gas pump, all situated in a

In the scheme of things, the United States'

conversation and understanding

valley of postcard-green and

an off-campus affair. The village

incredibly unbalanced socioeconomic class system of any culture. inhibits the foodways of many Americans. So I My experience as an outsider in

sheep-laden hills.

speak solely about cultural distinctions I've made

out of my element. As the lunch

Ireland began well before

I was not only an outsider; I was

while attempting to assimilate into more than one college. In 2002, my parents community. California's food scene is a unique informed me that we would be

gather with their friends and

example of American eating habits.

stroll “down the town”.

spending my seventh grade year

bell rang, all the kids would

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The one shop provided lunch for the

was stark and did not allow for much

marinated meats, and infused olive

entire school.

cooking, let alone experimental

oil with garlic and herbs, the way we

cuisine. These culinary limitations

did it in San Francisco. This year, I

My lunches at home were always

never seemed to faze my Irish peers,

was prepared. My fear of ostracism,

prepared the night before by one of

but appalled me.

previously debilitating, was dissolving

my parents; a brown paper bag filled

and while I worked to maintain a diet

with leftovers, fresh fruit, cinnamon

Eating at the beginning proved to be

I was happy with, I was able to

applesauce, peanut butter, and other

quite difficult. Locating fruit or

simultaneously adjust to my new

healthy and tasty snacks. The Irish

vegetables not in the tuber family

community alongside my own

kids went for egg and ham salad

was mostly unsuccessful. Grocery

identity.

sandwiches, butter and cheese

stores in general were almost

My third and final year I moved with

sandwiches, and mini cheese pizzas

inaccessible for the carless student.

a friend to Dublin City Center, closer

and chips (French fries), kept warm in

As I found my feet in a new place, I

to large supermarkets and specialty

a 7 Eleven-esque display case.

ate pitifully.

shops. I fantasized about hosting

By the end of my year as a first year

dinner parties and cooking with my

student, the equivalent to seventh

Irish friends. Unfortunately, this

grade, I was eating like my Irish peers. These simple and tasty foods became as much a part of my lunch diet as they were for everyone else. As a young lass, lacking in self-

My acquired Irish diet had little impact on my identity as an American. Like any other 12 year old, I wanted to fit in.

awareness, my acquired Irish diet

remained a fantasy. What and when I wanted to cook could not trump my friends' desires to begin drinking earlier, going to a club, and ending the night inhaling chips smothered in creamy and cheesy sauces.

had little impact on my identity as an American. Like any other 12 year old, I wanted to fit in. Food made this

I craved flavor, variety in all aisles,

possible. I never thought about this

and anything with spice.

again, until my stint as an

My second year began more

international student commenced six

optimistically than my first year had

years later.

ended, and it was time to focus on my own well-being; I vowed to eat

For the first two years of college I

better and cook more. I began to fill

lived on-campus in the international

the fridge with foods I liked, and

student apartment-style dorms.

noticed how my food differed from

Fortunately, my housing was larger

my roommates'. Their food was

and more modern than the other

mainly what I had seen seven years

first-year dorms, which were tiny,

prior whilst living in rural Donegal; if

grimy, and outdated – especially the

we were to be unkind, it was

kitchen. The first year dorms'

mundane. Milk, cheese, rashers,

kitchens opened into each bedroom,

sausages, potatoes, pre-made pasta

and were approximately seven

sauces and soups, butter, and

square feet, fitted with a small oven,

mayonnaise. While they were boiling

two cupboards, and a sink. To me it

rice and microwaving curry sauce, I

was almost inhumane; the situation

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Not to say that I did not take part in these activities, but I maintained a

From there forward, I knew food and

well-stocked kitchen unshared by my

people and culture is where I wanted

roommate. And I held my ground on

to focus. I made friends that I will

the importance of eating well-

have forever. A valuable lesson was

rounded, stimulating meals.

learned in those three years, and the

Universally, university students are

energy I put into fitting in became a

not known for having the most

self-learning experience.

balanced diets. But the way a society

I understood not only myself, but

represents itself and the values it

also the importance of food, to

upholds are reflected in its foodways,

cultural awareness. If you move, and

restaurant diversity included. I'm not

home is where the heart is, then

ignorant towards the food

food is where you find it – even

movement's progression in Dublin. In

abroad.

fact, on my regular visits to the city, I've been pleasantly surprised by the growing number of 'ethnic' eateries, and find myself meeting old friends for dinner and drinks rather than just the latter. – A personal disclaimer, Dublin is my favorite city. It even has my favorite chicken wings in the entire world, (Elephant and Castle in Temple Bar). So my intentions are not to discredit the city. I have seen multiple sides to the food spectrum, and find myself identifying with both cultures. I study food. I write what I know, and I eat even more. By the end of my time in Ireland, my status as a foreigner had not changed, with my Irish peers christening me the token American. However, I understood myself more than I expected. The focus I had put on cooking and eating, and acknowledging my different habits, inspired my dissertation topic on food's contribution to national identity in Ireland.

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Ireland Hosted 28th World Congress of Journalists Images and Words By Aldy Coelho

The city of Dublin, Ireland's capital, saw the 28th World Congress of Journalists in June of 2013, an event sponsored by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and organized by the National Union of Journalists of Ireland. The Federation, which represents about 600,000 journalists in 154 countries around the world, brought as its main focus the Congress theme “Decent Work”. Delegates flocked from Europe, Africa, the Arab World , Asia , North America and Latin America to discuss the working conditions of journalists and to define a plan of action addressing the key issues of this subject. In all, the event attracted more than 400 people, including delegates, observers and speakers. The Brazilian delegation was composed of seven members of the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ), among them José Augusto de Oliveira Camargo, president of the Union of Journalists of the State of São Paulo (SJSP), and Celso Schroeder, president of the Federation and FENAJ journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean (FEPALC).

governing the work of the media in several countries, and projects that seek to ensure specific protection specific to decent, professional regulations, wages, working hours and conditions, alongside freedom of the press and the safety of journalists. The event was also marked by a bitter dispute over the presidency of the IFJ. After tabulations, Jim Boumelha was reelected with 191 votes. Beth Costa, IFJ General Secretary, believes that the ultimate outcome of the discussions will be leaders' provision of crisis management systems, regionally specific, as each continent faces a different reality. “We try to develop a program of work, with particular motions as a basis for the work of the Federation for the next three years,” she stressed.

For Celso Schroder, president of FENAJ FEPALC, and newly elected vice-president of the IFJ Congress, the leadership dispute was a result of a search for international diversity. “Election to the management structure of the Federation resulted in a balanced composition with representation from all continents, and the routing of an “international struggles” category that encompasses everyone,” he said.

Brazilian delegates at the Congress

Irish President speaks at the opening ceremony of the Congress

Over the five days, the topics broached included the laws

Michael D Higgins received the 300

journalists and union representatives at the opening of the congress, emphasising the need to protect diversity and pluralism in the profession, at the historic Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. The President spoke to those present about the importance of a free press in a democratic society. For Higgins, the challenges facing journalists include the concentration of ownership, the convergence of technologies, and the fragmentation of the audience – all elements of the changed circumstances in which journalism is practiced in recent decades. “Journalists attempting to investigate and provide information on political and corporate corruption can often be hindered and intimidated by those with vested interests, including by use of violent means; which, if acceded to, would lead to a dangerous misrepresentation or even falsification of information which would not be in the interests of individual citizens and would obviously be detrimental to society at large,” he said. “The principle of diversity and pluralism which lies at the heart of the media must be protected if we are to promote a free flow of ideas and information and strengthen the exercise of freedom of expression around the world.” President Higgins' complete speech was a great analysis of today's media and a cogent plea for free speech and an independent fourth estate. Yeah! International Student Magazine

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s, n io t c ra t t a , s nt e v e t s e b Find Ireland 's d night life restaurants an Michael Tedula

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Age: 26 From: Brazil

Age: 25 From: Germany I have lived in Dublin since September and I already got used to the Irish weather. Nowadays I appreciate days without rain very much and feel pure delight when the sun is shining while riding on my bike through Dublin. By the way, the first thing I did during my first week in Dublin was to buy a bike. It is simply necessary. This bike is old and ugly, as my friends always tell me. "It's true", I respond "but it's mine!" Of course. I like cycling around Dublin City Centre because the streets are full of people, cars, cabs, buses and tourists. It is really interesting to cycle through all this obstacles. My favourite spots in Dublin are the area around Stephen's Green and Aungier Street with its take away stores and pubs and clubs not just for tourists but Especially for students.

Age: 23 from: China “I recommend the Cliffs of Moher in Galway – which are very beautiful, if you ever have the opportunity “ you should go see that place. for me it was an amazing experience”. I couldn't look over the edge though! Connemara Castle on a glorious day is beautiful too – as is the history of the place. I also recommend Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry too. The Mercantile and Howl at the Moon are great places for a drink in Dublin. I've heard that there are a few Korean barbecue places opening up in Dublin now too – I'd recommend going to these, although I have yet to try them.”

I love Ireland and I think it is an incredible country, really beautiful, with lots of places to go and things to do, but if you want to know more about a place and its culture, get to know the people. To make this easier, there is this website: meetup, when you sign up you can be part of different groups around Ireland and even around the world, you can search for groups according to your interests and meet lots of people. I am part of the Vegetarian Society of Ireland meet up group and we frequently get together to do something. In one of our meetups, we went for a walk from Bray to Greystones and it was amazing. There are walking trails everywhere, so you can just go and enjoy the landscape that Ireland has to offer. If you are new to Ireland and want to know people with common interests, visit different places and have fun, being part of a meet up group would be a good way to start. You will end up doing things and visiting places that you wouldn't think of otherwise and that's the best part of it!

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Welcome to Cork City

Located in the south of the Republic of Ireland is the country's second largest city – Cork. This year Yeah! Magazine brings you important information about this metropolis for those who go to visit or who want to learn more. Cork City is in the county of Cork, located in the province of Munster. The city is home to over 190,000 inhabitants and its main economic source is its seaport. The depth of waters in the port of Cork was appreciated by its inhabitants historically, allowing in boats of all sizes. The result was the trade and easy import and export of products. This European capital has a magnificent old town, surrounded by the captivating flow of the River Lee. Its 27

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Once in the center of Cork, you won't stop wandering around the popular St. Patrick's Street. This street can't be avoided in the city. It is one of the main streets of the old town and also famous for its shops and trade centres, making it perfect for shopping.

University College Cork

beauty is central to many of the places to visit in Cork; from St Patrick's Bridge, fantastic photographic images can be captured.

Cork is a beautiful city to amble through, with a special charm and a unique atmosphere created by narrow streets and markets. One of its main markets is called the English Market, where you can find fresh vegetables, fruits, vegetables, spices, fish and miscellaneous goods, plus exquisite food deals that are affordable to students. architecture.


South of Grand Parade, you will cross the River Lee for Barrack Street. stands the Elizabeth Fort, a star-shaped, seventeenth century castle. In nearby Dean Street is what could be described as the flagship church of Cork, the Church of Ireland Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral. Saint Finbarr was the founder of a small monastery in the sixth century that ultimately led to Cork's foundation. Other noteworthy architecture includes University College Cork, with its Tudor Gothicstyle building that is the main seat of study in the

region. Among its greenery, you can relax and enjoy a student environment surrounded by nature and breathtaking In conclusion, the traveler should know that the night life (particularly around Barrack Street) is very lively and noted across Ireland. Some of the most iconic pubs in this area are “An Brog”, “An Spallpiín Fánach” and The Bierhaus. If your interest is piqued or you require any information, within the city itself you can make inquiries at the City of Cork Tourist Information Center, located in the Grand Parade.

Cork city Cork is the largest city in the south of Ireland. Known as the Rebel County, it is also sometimes called the Real Capital by its inhabitants and those who love the city. Comparisons to Dublin can be made. It's on the River Lee, while Dublin has the Liffey. Cork has a number of surrounding fishing villages which make great seaside destinations - the area was a huge vacation destination for Victorian English gentry. Many had holiday homes there. Dublin, too, has similar villages and towns flanking the city along its coast.

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SUNDAY, SUNDAY, 2nd 2nd MARCH MARCH 2014 2014 Carnival Carnival 2014 2014 !! .

On the 2nd of March, Real Events will host their annual Carnival event in Dtwo.

Cafe Brazil have two stands selling delicious BBQ and snacks that always pleases the crowd. El Arepazo will also be serving up delicious arepas from Venezuela as there is a big Venezuelan crowd expected.

With the aim of bringing the world's biggest party to Dublin. The event was massively successful last year with over 2,000 people in attendance and the plan is to go bigger and better in 2014!

The event is very well supported by Yeah! Magazine Group also the Latin communities in Ireland and has numerous sponsors notably the main sponsor the College of Computer Training.

Dtwo will be decorated to the max on the day with lots of colour and life in a true Carnival atmosphere. Acts include DJ Fernando Von, Fabio Leal, MaSamba, and a popular Brazilian axe band featuring Carlao Melendez and Robson Rocha. You should bring your dancing shoes!

Real Events, known for their detail in quality, have once again pulled out all the stops and this promises to be an amazing event. The event starts at 3pm and lasts until the early hours of the morning. This makes it an event for all so whether you want to bring the kids in for a culture shot or are out for a night pop along on the day!

This year, the search has already begun to crown Miss Carnival 2014. Adriana Vieira, last years winner, will be passing over her title to a hopeful candidate. Assets model agency are backing the event and a one year contract with this leading agency is up for grabs alongside a cash prize. There will be an evening wear, bikini, and talent round.

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