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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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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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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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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Ireland's National Museums consider entry fees

Museum board says it faces funding shortfall in 2015 Ireland's museum group is considering cost-saving proposals such as the closure of some of its sites or introducing admission charges, in an at...
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Book of Kells to stay at Trinity College

Major rebranding underway at historic Dublin college Dublin's Trinity College has abandoned plans to move the ninth-century Book of Kells to the basement of a nearby campus building following prot...
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National Gallery of Ireland celebrates 150 years

Year of special anniversary events at historic Dublin art institutionThe National Gallery of Ireland celebrates its 150th anniversary with an expanded programme of exhibitions and events documenting i...
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ESB to redevelop Dublin headquarters

Development excludes Georgian façade restoration Ireland's Electrical Supply Board (ESB) is to redevelop its headquarters on Fitzwilliam St in south central Dublin. The plans come almost 5...
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Culture Night in Dublin

 The eighth edition of Culture Night takes place on Friday 20 September in towns and cities across Ireland, with nearly 200 venues in Dublin joining in and staying open late. The capital's Cul...
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Dublin’s Phil Lynott statue vandalised

The popular statue of Dublin musician Phil Lynott has been removed from its city-centre location after it was vandalised in the early hours of 11 May. The life-size bronze monument of the late Thin...
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Parnell Square to become cultural quarter

Dublin City Council has announced a €60 million plan to redevelop Parnell Square in the north inner city as a cultural quarter, in a project it describes as the “most important in 100 years...
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Michael Longley portrait unveiled at National Gallery

A portrait of the Belfast poet Michael Longley by Northern Irish artist Colin Davidson has been unveiled at Dublin's National Gallery of Ireland. The oversized oil on linen went on show in late Dec...
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Missing art in Dublin's parliament buildings

Ireland's Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed that 37 pieces of state-owned artwork are missing or "unaccounted for" from Leinster House, which houses Ireland's parliament buildings on Kildare...
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Culture Night in Dublin

Dublin celebrates the seventh edition of Culture Night with free entertainment across the capital on Friday 21 September, from 17.00 until midnight. In addition to Dublin's museums, galleries, thea...
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Ireland’s National Maritime Museum reopens

The National Maritime Museum in Dublin has re-opened after a period of closure for renovation. The museum is located in the former Mariners' Church in Dún Laoghaire, south Co. Dublin, si...
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Dublin’s Abbey Theatre to relocate temporarily

The auditorium in Dublin’s Abbey Theatre is to close for nine weeks, from 17 July, to allow for the removal of asbestos discovered during a health and safety inspection in January. A producti...
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Dublin’s Trinity College marks Old Library anniversary

Trinity College Dublin launched a series of celebrations to mark the 300th anniversary of the institution's Old Library building, on 5 April. Begun in May 1712, it took 20 years to complete the bui...
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New directors for Dublin galleries

Raymond Keaveney retired as director of the National Gallery of Ireland on 11 January, ending a prestigious and successful directorship spanning 23 years. He is being replaced by Se