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Dublin shop becomes national monument.

A dilapidated old shop where leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising took refuge after fleeing the blazing GPO has been made a national monument. Padraig Pearse, the wounded James Connolly, Thomas Clarke, J...
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Dublin international trade show.

More than 10,000 visitors from 30 countries are expected to attend the 31st edition of Showcase Ireland in the Main Hall at the RDS exhibition centre in Ballsbridge Dublin from 20-24 Jan. Contemporary...
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Business productivity centre to open in Dublin.

The Irish Management Institute (IMI) and Microsoft Ireland have announced plans to set up a 2 million national productivity centre at the IMI campus in Sandyford Co. Dublin. Officially launched by the...
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Random testing for transport workers.

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Bus Eireann to install CCTV cameras.

Bus Eireann has decided to install CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras on its 180-strong fleet of city buses in response to increasing levels of vandalism and anti-social behaviour. The decision...
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Gaiety Theatre overhaul.

Landmark Dublin venue, the Gaiety Theatre in South King Street, has been granted a further 2.5 million in government funding for a massive overhaul which is to begin early in 2007. The latest grant br...
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Metro line for Dublin airport.

A metro line is to be built linking the centre of Dublin with Dublin airport at a cost to taxpayers of between 1.4 and 1.7 billion. To be completed by 2012, the Metro North line will allow a journey t...
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IKEA store for Ballymun.

Swedish furniture chain IKEA has received planning permission to build a superstore at Ballymun on the northern outskirts of Dublin. The outlet will be the first IKEA in Ireland. However, Fingal Count...
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Time restrictions for free travel passes abolished.

Holders of free travel passes can now use Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann services at any hour of the day. Peak-time travel restrictions were abolished by social and family affairs minister Seamus Brennan...
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Anti-litter drive in Dublin.

In an effort to keep the Irish capitals streets clean, city council litter wardens are issuing fines of 125 each to motorists who throw their cigarette butts out of the car window. This year the numbe...
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Development around Dublins Custom House.

Dublins Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) has announced plans to transform the area around the historic Custom House into a cultural and entertainment space. Often considered architecturally the...
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Liffey Boardwalk homeless helped.

Dublin council officials, gardai and homeless support groups have met to discuss how best to aid people sleeping rough on the 650m-long boardwalk on the banks of the River Liffey. Officially inaugurat...
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Debenhams to take over Roches outlets.

Well-known Irish retail chain Roches Stores has sold 10 of its 11 outlets to British department store group Debenhams, ending almost a century of commercial activity. In Dublin the transfer affects th...
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Landsdowne Road rugby stadium to be redeveloped.

Planning permission for the redevelopment of the historic Landsdowne Road rugby grounds has been granted by the Dublin city council, with 28 conditions attached including control of dust levels on the...
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Old water pipes to be replaced.

Dublin city council is to spend nearly 120million on replacing the Irish capitals network of cast iron pipes in an attempt to stem water loss from leaks. An estimated 28 per cent of Dublins water is l...
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Joint policing committees in Dublin.

Dublin city is one of 15 local authority areas chosen to be part of a pilot scheme aimed at improving co-operation between local communities and police. The new joint policing committees, which will b...
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New docklands train station.

Final planning permission has been granted for the new docklands mainline train station, as part of the governments plans to upgrade the docklands area. The new station will provide interconnecting se...
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Library books in foreign languages.

Books in more than 20 languauges can now be borrowed from Dublins libraries, including popular Irish works in translation. In response to the needs of the changing immigrant worker population, Dublin...
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New pier for Dublin airport.

Construction is underway of the new Pier D at Dublin airport, which will accommodate 14 aircraft and speed up departure times. Green technology is being used to reduce the concrete apron of the site t...
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New national childrens hospital for Dublin.

A new national childrens hospital is to be built on the campus of Dublins Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in the northern inner city. The heath service executive has confirmed the recommendati...
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New trains running.

The new high-speed luxury train service on the Dublin to Cork line is now operating normally after wildcat strikes by drivers marred the inauguration in mid-May. Travelling at speeds of up to 200 km p...
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Revival for citys oldest theatre.

The Gaiety School of Acting has started a fundraising drive to reopen the historic Smock Alley Theatre in the west end of Temple Bar. Dating back to 1662, the theatre was closed 200 years ago and the...
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Drugs hot-line in operation.

A confidential telephone line giving callers the chance to pass on information about drug-dealing in their area has been launched as a pilot project by the Blanchardstown Local Drugs Task Force in the...
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New North-South bus link.

Bus Eireann and its northern counterpart Translink have launched a new hourly bus service linking Belfast and Dublin. Running from 06.00 to 21.00 seven days a week, the buses will serve the increasing...
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Parking fines double.

The Department of Transport has raised standard parking fines across Ireland from 19 to 40. It has also increased fines for parking illegally in a disabled space from 19 to 80 and for parking in a cle...
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Census forms in 13 languages.

The 2006 Ireland census forms are to be translated into 11 languages besides Irish and English in recognition of the growing number of foreign nationals living and working in Ireland. The last census...
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Rising crime overstretches Gardai.

Increasing levels of social disorder and violent crime in Dublin have not been matched by a rise in Garda numbers, according to figures obtained by the Fine Gael representatives in response to written...
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The high cost of dying.

The price of burial plots in Dublins four main cemeteries has almost doubled since last year. Pre-booked plots now cost 3,000 it was 1,800 in 2005 as cemetery space is running out and demand for gra...
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Hugh Lane Gallery to re-open.

The Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin is to reopen in May 2006 after a 13 million expansion and refurbishment project lasting five years. The gallery in Charlemont House on Parnell Square has been given 13...


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