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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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Hansfield project approved.

The Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) plan for Hansfield in West Dublin, which was initially rejected in 2003 by An Bord Pleanla the planning appeals board has now been approved. Covering an area of...
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Kiosks for OConnell Street.

Dublin city council has advertised tenders for businesses or operators interested in occupying ten new kiosks to be placed along OConnell Street from the Parnell Monument to OConnell Bridge. Designed...
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Abbey Theatre to get 25.7 million.

Dublins Abbey Theatre will be receiving 25.7 million from the Arts Council over the next three years to allow it to provide "the highest quality theatre as an expression of national artistic vibrancy"...
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Tagging wheelie bins.

Dublin city council is taking tough measures against householders who have not paid their dustbin dues. As part of the waste management plan 2005-2010 every wheelie bin must be registered to ensure co...
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Find a parking space via SMS

Motorists can now get the latest information on parking spaces in Dublin city car parks by sending an SMS to 53030. In reply directions will be given to a car park in either the north or the south of...
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New buses for better service.

Dublin has received an extra 20 buses under the 34.4 billion Transport 21 project to create a fully integrated travel system for the Irish capital and outlying areas. The new buses, which will start o...
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Ryanair to test online check-in.

Ryanair is to begin testing its new online check-in facility on its Dublin-Cork route at the end of January. The service will allow passengers to check in online and head for the departure gate if the...
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Tolls for Galway-Dublin motorists.

From 12 December motorists driving on a return journey from Galway to Dublin face a toll of 5 when the Kinnegad-Kilcock bypass officially opens. However there are concerns over long queues at the toll...
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Yeats paintings break records.

A Jack Yeats oil, A Blackbird Bathing in Tr na ng from 1943, fetched a record price of 820,000 at an auction held by de Veres art auctioneers at the Royal Hiberian Academy on 30 November. The Little...
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Ryan business school.

The new business school at Dublin City University (DCU), the Tony Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship, has been named after Tony Ryan, founder of the low-cost airline Ryanair. His three sons, Cathal, De...
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Dublins new investment plan.

It costs 2 million a day to keep Dublin going, according to the figures produced by the citys manager John Fitzgerald in November, when he revealed the ambitious new investment plans for the capital....
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Starbucks opens in centre city.

Starbucks opens in Dublin. Dame Street, Dublin, is the place for the first major Starbucks coffee shop in Irleand. Until now there has only been a small store in Dundrum town centre. The coffee house...
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