Dublin

In recent years Dublin has suffered the effects of an economic downturn, including unemployment, emigration and the closure of many of its once bustling shops and restaurants. Housing is less expensive than it was during the booming Celtic Tiger years, from the late 1990s until 2008, but in 2013 pri...

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Dublin seeks to protect Hungry Tree

City councillors request preservation order for Dublin landmark. Dublin city councillors have called for the protection of the so-called Hungry Tree, a London Plane which over the decades has gradual...
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Wetherspoon to open superpub and hotel in Dublin

British low-cost pub chain to open fifth pub in Dublin. British pub group JD Wetherspoon has announced a €15 million development of a “superpub” and 98-bedroom hotel in Dublin's city centre. Wor...
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Expanded National Gallery reopens in Dublin

80 per cent more gallery space and 650 paintings on display. The historic wings of the National Gallery of Ireland – areas of which have been closed for decades – will reopen to the public on 15 Ju...
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Giant red squirrel sculpture in central Dublin

Portuguese artist creates monumental 3D red squirrel on Tara Street. A new mixed-media mural featuring a giant red squirrel has been unveiled at the top of Tara Street in Dublin’s city centre. T...
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Large Dublin church to be demolished

High running costs and falling attendance lead to demolition of Finglas church. The Church of the Annunciation in the north Dublin suburb Finglas is to demolished to make way for a smaller church a...
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Irish president commissions 1916 sculpture

People's Acorn chosen for grounds of Áras an Uachtaráin. A sculpture by Dublin artist Rachel Joynt has been chosen as the winning 1916 commemorative piece for the grounds of the president's residen...
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Dublin marathon fourth largest in Europe

Record numbers for upcoming Dublin marathon. This October's Dublin Marathon has already reached its capacity of 19,500 runners, making it now the fourth largest marathon in Europe. The record fi...
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New rules for Dublin buskers

Dublin buskers restricted from using amplifiers and pre-recorded music. Dublin City Council has introduced new bylaws banning the capital's buskers from playing backing tracks and pre-recorded musi...
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New Dublin bridge to connect Poolbeg to Docklands

Dublin City Council to fast-track the construction of new bridge. Dublin City Council is fast-tracking the construction of a new bridge linking traffic between the capital’s Docklands area and the...
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Screen cinema in Dublin closes

Cult cinema closes due to falling ticket sales. Dublin’s Screen Cinema, located opposite Trinity College on the corner of Townsend Street and Hawkins Street, closed down on 29 February after more t...
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Dublin buses get priority at junctions

Priority system given to all Dublin bus corridors. City buses in Dublin have been given priority at junctions on all bus corridors to provide reduced journey times and a more reliable service for...
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Culture Night in Dublin celebrates ten years

Dublin hosts its biggest Culture Night yet The tenth edition of Culture Night takes place on Friday 18 September in towns and cities across Ireland, with a record 230 venues in Dublin joining in an...
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Dublin opens Phoenix Park tunnel to passenger trains

New rail link between capital and midlands but no stop at Heuston Work has begun to upgrade Dublin's Phoenix Park tunnel to provide a direct rail link for commuters between the midlands and Connoll...
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National Gallery is Ireland's most popular free attraction

 Dublin is home to eight out of top ten most-visited free attractions The National Gallery of Ireland has once again topped the list of the country's most popular free attractions, although h...
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New taxi ranks in Dublin

23 new taxi locations proposed across capital Dublin City Council (DCC) has approved draft bylaws for 23 new taxi ranks across Dublin, nine of which will be active 24 hours a day, and 14 operationa...
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Dublin leads the way in Ireland's referendum to same-sex marriage

Referendum saw over 62 per cent vote in favour of gay marriage Dublin South had the highest yes vote, at almost 75 per cent, in the weekend referendum to change the Irish constitution regarding sa...
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Dart rail service increases frequency

Expanded capacity linked to economic recovery Dublin's Dart services have increased their frequency from one train every 15 minutes to one every ten minutes. The extra capacity will affect peak ti...
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Dublin's Poolbeg chimneys get a reprieve

Well-known landmark was at risk of potential demolition The Poolbeg chimneys in Dublin's southside inner suburb of Ringsend have been granted a reprieve after Ireland's Electricity Supply Board (ES...
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Irish state buys Easter Rising site

Moore St buildings bought for €4 million The Irish state is to purchase the Moore Street site that was the scene of the rebels' last stand during the 1916 Easter Rising, an insurrection mounte...
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New cycle path at Dublin Bay

First part of Sutton to Sandcove cycleway Construction of a €5 million cycle path at Dublin Bay is to start on 1 April, as part of the planned Sutton to Sandycove cycleway. Dublin City Coun...