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Government tackles unemployment.

The Irish government is to invest up to
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Luas passenger decline

In a further sign of the times, passenger numbers using Dublin's tram service, the 'Luas' have fallen by almost 2.5 million so far this year. A statement from the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) has...
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Irish show more support for Lisbon Treaty

The Irish government will be relieved to hear that support for the Lisbon Treaty is beginning to consolidate, as numbers intending to vote yes in the referendum later this year continue to grow. In...
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Dublin to have elected mayor

For the first time since the foundation of the state, Dublin will have a directly elected mayor by 2011, with similar powers to those of the mayor of London. Announcing the news, minister for the envi...
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National Gallery Purchases Orpen Painting

The National Gallery of Ireland has acquired a magnificent portrait by Sir William Orpen, of the famous Irish tenor Count John McCormack. Bought in London at Christie's, the gallery paid
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Queues for Affordable Housing in the Docklands

In scenes not witnessed since the height of Dublin's property boom, hundreds of people have been queuing for days in the hope of buying a home. About 800 people, all of them candidates for affordable...
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Supermarket price wars

A move by Tesco, the largest retail chain in the republic, to reduce 12,500 prices in 11 of its stores along the border with Northern Ireland has prompted an all-out supermarket price war. The strag...
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Irish homeless increase

Dublin-based charity, Trust, has reported that Irish homeless people now outnumber non-Irish homeless people presenting every morning for hot showers and medical services. This change in ratio is in s...
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Irish economy set for sharp fall

A report just published by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has predicted that Ireland is set for the sharpest fall in economic growth experienced by an industrialised country since t...
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Commuter chaos as bus strike continues.

An unofficial strike at Dublin Bus is causing chaos on the streets of Dublin. 150,000 people have been left stranded for two days in a row with no signs in sight of the dispute being called off. The s...
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Ikea to open in Dublin

After a lengthy dispute over traffic access from the M50, Dublin's first Ikea outlet is to open in July. Situated in Ballymun, it will employ about 500 people. As its managerial and supervisory positi...
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Radical plans to reduce traffic

A new 12-year plan endorsed by the minister for transport proposes to radically reduce traffic congestion on Dublin's streets. The controversial changes suggested include eliminating traffic entirely...
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Museum developments postponed

Irish government sources have confirmed that plans to develop the National Museum at Collins Barracks have been postponed at the last minute as a result of budgetary restraints. The proposed project w...
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Ireland unveils savage budget.

Minister for finance Brian Lenihan has unveiled the toughest budget in the history of the Irish state. Addressing a full parliament in Dublin's D
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All Roadworks Halted

The Irish government has ordered an almost complete cessation in funding for road work until further notice. In a move designed to save billions of euro, the spending cut will affect 78 major construc...
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Lower Dublin house prices tempt first time buyers.

After a disasterous six month property standstill, Dublin house prices have now fallen by up to 25 per cent, tempting first-time buyers on to the property market. The price of apartments is down furth...
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New Irish stamps.

The Irish post office has released two news stamps, one featuring Charles Darwin and the other John Millington Synge. The 82-cent stamp of Darwin is to commemorate the bicentenary of his birth and is...
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St Patrick's Night in Dublin.

St Patrick's Day was celebrated in sun and style as an estimated 675,000 people from Ireland and all over the world thronged the two and a half kilometre route through Dublin's streets for the annual...
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Europe's longest cycle path.

Dublin city council has unveiled its plan to build Europe
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Record Dublin robbery

Two men were charged 3 March in connection with 27 February bank robbery, the largest of its kind in the history of the Irish republic, in which Dublin gangsters forced a bank employee to steal milli...

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