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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Lower speed limits for Dublin city centre.

The city council has announced plans to reduce speed limits in Dublin city centre and along the quays from 50kph to 30kph to help prevent fatal accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians. The new li...
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Dog ban in Dublin council homes.

A controversial new law to ban 11 breeds of dog in Dublin council homes has met with fierce resistence from dog owners. The ban, which applies to all tenancy agreements, was brought in following ten a...
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Dublin priority bus lanes in operation.

New bus-only lanes are now in operation from Mon-Fri between 07.00 and 19.00 along large sections of Dublin
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IKEA opening: Dublin to get IKEA superstore.

Swedish furniture colossus IKEA has been granted planning permission to build a superstore at Ballymun in Dublin. The An Bord Plean
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Dublin’s National Concert Hall gets overhaul.

A major project to refurbish and expand Dublin
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Dublin’s Landsdowne Road Stadium demolished.

Demolition has begun of Dublin
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First baby elephant arrives in Dublin Zoo.

The Asian elephant Bernhardine at the Dublin Zoo in Phoenix Park has given birth to a baby weighing 80kg. The young elephant, who was already walking ten minutes after her birth at 02.30 on 10 May, wi...
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First baby elephant born in Dublin Zoo.

The Asian elephant Bernhardine at the Dublin Zoo in Phoenix Park has given birth to a baby weighing 80kg. The young elephant, who was already walking ten minutes after her birth at 02.30 on 10 May, wi...
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Pearse letter donated to state.

A letter written by Irish patriot Patrick Pearse on the eve of his execution, was bought anonymously the day before it was due to be sold at the
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Long-distance commuter bus plan for Dublin.

Bus Eireann has presented the government with a plan to run regular commuter buses every 12 minutes throughout the day along major commuter routes in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA). Beneficiaries would...
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Ballymun towerblock in Dublin transformed.

A Kilkenny-born installation artist, Seamus Nolan, is behind the tranformation of one of the 15-storey towerblocks in the notorious Ballymun council housing estate, due for demolition at the end of sp...
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Frawley’s department store in Dublin closes.

Dublin is to lose one of its oldest department stores when Frawley
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New Docklands railway station opens in Dublin.

Docklands Station on Upper Sheriff Street, Dublin
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Fewer trucks in Dublin centre.

A ban on trucks through Dublin city centre has come into force. Under the new restrictions, introduced on 19 February, truckers need a permit to drive through the centre of town from 07.00-19.00 and a...
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City bikes for 25 Dublin locations.

500 public-use bicycles branded with the Dublin city council logo are to hit the streets of the Irish capital over the next six months. Thanks to a deal with J C Decaux, one of the world
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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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