George Frederic Handel Hotel

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bon Jovi RDS Dublin Hotels

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bon Jovi RDS Dublin

Bon Jovi RDS: Due to Phenomenal Demand an Extra Date has been added for Bon Jovi Live at the RDS, Dublin on 30th June 2011, the first date 29th June Sold Out just under 2 hours after going on sale. Enjoy top class entertainment while staying in world class accommodation, contact us now.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Take That Concert Dublin

Take That bring their Progress tour to Dublin this weekend and with it a bonanza for hard-pressed hoteliers.
The band play two concerts on Saturday and Sunday night as part of their Progress tour, which has just finished in the United Kingdom.
The combined capacity for both concerts in 165,000 spectators with promoters MCD expecting that production tickets that were put on sale on Tuesday will be gone by the weekend.
The website is reporting that 235 hotels and guest houses in Dublin have no availability at all on Saturday night. Of those that do the Gresham Hotel has only a few rooms left at €390 each and the Fitzwilliam Hotel had one room left at €380.
A room at the Travelodge in Dublin Airport is €69 on Friday night and €220 on Saturday night.
Irish Hotels' Federation president Paul Gallagher said Take That were a “phenomenal driver” of demand for hotel rooms at the weekend and he expected all the city’s hotels to be full on Friday and Saturday night and mostly full on Sunday with fans accounting for nearly 15,000 of the 48,000 beds available in the capital over the weekend.
He said very few acts, with the exception of U2, could generate such demand for hotels rooms.
He said it was a “silly bugger story” to suggest that fans were being ripped off by hotels.
“This is about market force yield; it is not about a rip-off. Hotel rates are fluid every day of the year upward and downward. For 360 days of the year hotels are offering heavily discounted rates with some rates below a profitable offering.”
The Progress tour is one of highly anticipated of recent years especially when it was announced in November that Robbie Williams would be reunited with his old bandmates.
Williams has sold out Croke Park as a solo artist in June 2006, but he admitted his performance then was below par and he suffered from stage fright.
The band’s crew were still building the stage yesterday which stretches past the half-way line. Its centrepiece will be a huge robot called Om, which malfunctioned at one the Manchester concerts, forcing members Howard Donald and Mark Owen to use a ladder to access the stage.
The Manchester Royal Infirmary reported a 10 per cent rise in admissions to A&E mostly as a result of drunk fans who had fallen over and hurt themselves at the band’s series of concerts in the City of Manchester Stadium last week.
Supt Sean Ward from Fitzgibbon Street station said there was no such problems at the band’s performance in Croke Park two years ago and he did not anticipate any repeat over the two nights in Dublin.
“I would advise people to enjoy themselves within limits and make sure that they are not removed to hospital. They need to look after themselves while they are there.”

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Junior Cert Leaving Cert

AFTER MANY years of consultation, the NCCA published the report Junior Cycle Developments, Innovation and Identity, the summary of its consultation findings in February.
The new Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn has now set September 2012 as a target date for the introduction of a revised Junior Certificate programme.
As a precursor to the NCCA consultation process, the ESRI carried out research into the experiences of students in the junior cycle. Among the many issues highlighted, the research identified discontinuities in the learning experiences between primary and post-primary school; that students were often taking what appeared to be an excessive number of subjects; that curriculum provision in some schools was relatively “unbalanced” with many students having no access to subjects with a practical orientation; and that the pressure experienced by teachers to complete the course for the examination meant that, at certain times, an over-reliance on giving extensive notes or on textbooks become the norm.
At the same time, students expressed a preference for more varied approaches to teaching and learning, and were more engaged with learning when these approaches were used.
Four overarching concerns have emerged from the NCCA consultation process:
First, the existing junior cycle programme has inbuilt inequalities and does not meet the needs of all students. The challenge for any new curriculum is that it be accompanied by the resources required to ensure that disadvantaged students can benefit equally from it.
Second, there is the issue of how to get the balance right between a locally-devised curriculum and central control. Everyone agrees that schools should have more flexibility and freedom to develop programmes to meet their students’ needs, but the danger is that this will lead to highly differentiated learning experiences for students, escalating inequality and leading to a two-tier provision.
Third, there is the question of how to improve the connectivity between the new curriculum at junior cycle, and the primary and senior cycle education system. The negative influence of the Leaving Certificate programme and the points system on teaching and learning is highlighted.
Finally, there is broad agreement that any new junior cycle should have its own identity and not be seen as just a preparation for the Leaving Certificate.
Three outcomes for students at the end of the junior cycle are identified as desirable: that they become both independent and resourceful learners; that they develop confidence in themselves and their abilities; and that they become effective communicators enabled to interact with others.
To roll out this new curriculum within a little over a year is ambitious in the extreme. The scale of the changes being considered in both the curriculum to be presented to incoming first years in September 2012, and the teaching methodologies proposed to transmit it, will require intensive retraining of teachers as well as an information campaign to inform parents of the proposed changes.
The fact that all schools will have an additional 33 hours of time available to them from September 2011 onwards, may facilitate the beginnings of a long-term in-servicing of the existing pool of teachers, but if the proposals as outlined in the consultation findings just published are to be implemented in full, it will be many years before all of them can be realised. For all its faults and failings, the existing Junior Certificate programme has many strengths, which should not be jettisoned lightly. Let us proceed resolutely on this process of reform, but with caution.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Leaving Cert Junior Cert

Good Luck Everyone

More than 116,000 students will this morning begin the Leaving and Junior Cert exams.
Last night, Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn sent his best wishes to students, who, he said, were getting “the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of areas. This marks an important milestone in their lives”.
Exams in 90 subjects, including those at higher, ordinary and foundation levels, will take place in exam centres across the country. In addition, native speakers from other EU countries will sit examinations in their mother tongues at Leaving Certificate level in 15 non-curricular languages, such as Polish, Lithuanian and Romanian.
Mr Quinn expressed concern at the continuing decline in the number taking higher-level maths in the Leaving. A record low of only 10,435 candidates are registered to take the exam this year.
He hoped various Government initiatives would help to reverse the trend. These include the introduction of the Project Maths course, the planned bonus points for maths due next year and the Government’s national plan for literacy and numeracy.
This year, students in 24 schools will sit a new examination paper in the Junior Certificate in mathematics (Paper 2) for the first time, following the introduction of Project Maths in 2008.
In all, 14 Libyan students will sit the Leaving Cert in Ireland. They were due to take the exam at ISM International School in Tripoli – but cannot do so because of the security situation.
The school is still open, but Irish exam supervisors cannot travel there. An alternative provision to host the exams in Malta fell through because of visa problems.
Four candidates are taking the Leaving at the Institute of Education in Leeson Street, nine in Cork and one in Limerick.
One of the candidates, Joumana Ben Younes, arrived on Monday for the exam, having spent a month in Tunis awaiting her visa.
Her travails put the usual pre-exam stresses into perspective. “There has been a lot of fighting and shooting every night. It has been really difficult with the Gadafy military. We’re really scared of them. They are doing atrocities to the population.”
She is taking eight subjects (six higher and two lower), with a view to studying economics and politics abroad. “We just don’t have any international universities in Libya.”
Bozhidara Boyadzhieva, born in Libya of Bulgarian parents, managed to leave Libya before foreigners looking to escape overwhelmed the airport and seaports. She hopes to study international law in the Netherlands and is taking five higher-level and two ordinary-level subjects.
Moad Hesham Ben Zeghlam, a Libyan, is taking four higher and two ordinary-level exams.
Stefan Bozic, whose parents are Serbian, has also had visa problems. He had to spend two months in Slovenian capital Ljubljana awaiting a visa.
He is taking five higher and two ordinary-level subjects, and has applied to five universities to study civil engineering. “I’m predicting Bs,” he said.
Deirdre Walsh, the Institute of Education’s international officer, said the institute will try and help other Leaving Certificate students next year if the situation in Libya has not stabilised.
“They will have wasted their own second level if they can’t do their Leaving Certificate,” she said.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dublin Hotels Dublin George Frederic Handel Hotel Dublin

The George Frederic Handel Hotel is located on Fishamble Street in Temple bar, Dublin. Although the hotel was built in 1996, it is located on one of the most historically important streets in Dublin.
The site on which the hotel now stands once housed the music hall where Handel’s “Messiah” was first performed. To this day, Handel’s famous work is still recited once a year right outside our front door.
Our beautifully appointed 3 star hotel boasts individually appointed and upgraded rooms. All of our bedrooms are en-suite with bath and shower, flat screen 26” satellite TV, direct dial telephone, hot beverage facilities as well as mini fridges and crisp white linen. We can offer Double, Twin and Triple rooms or if you need a little more space, we can facilitate you in one of our executive doubles. See rooms for full details.
FREE Transfers: We are located right in the heart of Temple Bar and can offer guests who book on our website complimentary transport in from the airport when they use the 748 bus.
You should not require a car when you come to Dublin as everything is easily reached on foot but should you require parking while you are here, we can offer you a discounted rate at the Christchurch Car Park.

George Frederic Handel Hotel
16-18 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Phone: +353-1-6709404 Fax: +353-1-6709410