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Limelight 1 November 2016



November 1, 2016



What is in the Limelight today?

The Garda strike looks very likely. New emojis for iOS 10.2 are making our lives a bit more complete. The Dublin Fire Brigade showed how many bonfires lit up the city for all the wrong reasons and there’s a new radio station in town. For more just keep scrolling!


  • #NextGenDL – The conference, Next Generation of Digital Learning commenced this morning.
  • Ulster Bank – Fined 3.3 million for breaching anti-money laundering rules
  • #gardastrike – The strike is likely to go ahead as rank-and-file reject government proposals

Future trends

  • Radiohead – Announce their Dublin concert for June 2017
  • #enda – The second part of the Enda Kenny documentary is on tonight on RTE 1

In other news..

New emojis are on the horizon for iOS 10.2. The new emojis include a FACEPALM. Dreams do come true.


The Dublin Fire brigade started to trend on Twitter last night as they live tweeted the incidents that they were called to. They also created a map of all the fires which they were attending to that evening. From the map it looks like the whole of Dublin was taking the bonfire building a little too far.

Tesla wants to be the creator of the future smart house, starting with a solar roof like no other.

Telsa Roof

There is a new radio station that has just hit the airwaves. It will last for 28 days and will run 24/7. Unlike other radio stations it will have no news, presenters, ads or music. It is just a continuous conversation with 18 to 25 year olds living in Dublin. The goal behind it is to give a voice to those that would not normally have one.

Adweek have created a list of the top Halloween campaigns created this year.

Today is..

World Vegan Day

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Tomorrow is..

Stress Awareness Day and Deviled Egg Day

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eightytwenty Social Team

November 1, 2016


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