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Increased powers recommended for Dublin mayor

Report reccomends transfer of local authority powers to Dublin mayor New executive powers including the funding, staff and management decisions of national tourist and transport bodies and the depar...
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Christmas traffic plan in Dublin

Traffic police in Dublin launched the capital's Christmas traffic plan on 8 December. Operation Open City is designed to keep Dublin's public transport flowing and minimise disruption to private tr...
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Revamp for Grafton Street quarter

Pedestrian-friendly plan discourages cars around Grafton Street A major upgrade is underway on Dublin's premiere shopping thoroughfare, the pedestrianised Grafton St, including works on the surroun...
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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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Ireland votes to keep Irish senate

Voters reject proposal to scrap senate in shock defeat for government Irish voters have rejected a government proposal to abolish Seanad Éireann, the Republic of Ireland's upper house of par...
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Radical draft plans for Dublin traffic

A draft report by the National Transport Authority (NTA) has concluded that much of the traffic currently passing through Dublin city centre should be directed elsewhere. However, while elements of...
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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 Victorian fruit market to be redeveloped

The Victorian fruit and vegetable market between Capel Street and the Four Courts in Dublin’s north inner city will be redeveloped next year as a “continental-style” food emporium....
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Dublin bridge named after Rosie Hackett

 Dublin city council has voted to call the new bridge over the river Liffey at Marlborough Street after Rosie Hackett, a Dublin trade unionist who co-founded the Irish Women Workers’ Union...
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Charity shops to open on Grafton Street

Charity shops will now be allowed to open on Dublin's main shopping thouroughfare Grafton St, following a decision taken by Dublin city council. Councillors had been asked to consider the introduction...
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New bylaws sought for Dalkey Island

The local council responsabile for Dalkey Island in Dublin Bay is seeking to introduce new bylaws to help preserve the island's heritage and ecology. The uninhabited 9-hectare island is situated on...
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Holles St maternity hospital to move

The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street in south central Dublin is to be relocated a few km further south to the St Vincent’s Hospital campus at Elm Park in the Ballsbridge area. C...
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?Love Locks

Dublin City Council is continuing to remove clumps of “love locks” attached to bridges around the capital, most notably from Ha’penny Bridge and Millennium Bridge, both located in th...
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Shortlist of names for new Dublin bridge

Dublin City Council has announced the shortlist for the name of the new bridge over the river Liffey connecting Marlborough Street and Eden Quay on the north side with Hawkins St and Burgh Quay on the...
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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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Statue of Molly Malone to be moved

The statue of legendary Dublin street trader Molly Malone is to be moved by the end of this year to make way for the construction of the cross-city Luas tramline, known as the BXD, which will connect...
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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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Free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains

 Up to four free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains are provided each month by The Dublin Mountains Partnership (DMP), an umbrella group comprising local county councils and national forestry a...
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Run Dublin @ Night

The Samsung Run Dublin @ Night returns to the streets of Dublin for the second consecutive year, at 21.00 on Sunday 28 April. The annual 10-km run is organised by Dublin City Council and sponsored by...
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New music festival for Dublin

A new open-air festival titled Longitude is scheduled to take place at Marlay Park in Rathfarnham in south Co. Dublin on the weekend of 19-21 July. The three-day festival will be headlined by vete...
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Free wi-fi in Dublin centre

Free wireless internet is now available in a select number of public areas in central Dublin, including the area around City Hall on Dame Street, St Patrick’s Park and Smithfield. Dublin City...
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Sky launches Dublin base

Satellite broadcasting company Sky Ireland launched its new corporate headquarters in Dublin on 18 January, and pledged to invest €1 billion in Ireland over the next five years. The broadcaste...
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Two fairs a year for Dublin’s Smithfield

Dublin City Council has ruled that the historic Smithfield horse fair will now take place just twice a year, rather than the current monthly event. The fairs will be held on the first Sunday of Mar...
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Appeal for unwanted presents in Dublin

Dublin's Pro-Cathedral is accepting unwanted Christmas gifts which will be redistributed to disadvantaged families over the coming months. People can deposit the unwanted gifts at the Christmas cri...
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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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Dublin's Luas link gets green light

Construction of Dublin’s €370 million cross-city Luas line will begin in May 2013 after it received approval from the cabinet on 27 November and was granted planning permission earlier th...
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Plan for Independence Trail in Dublin

Plans for an “Independence Trail” for visitors to Dublin, based on sites associated with the capital's 1916 Rising, have been announced by Irish tourism minister Leo Varadkar. The minis...
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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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Dublin toilet plan

Dublin City Council (DCC) is appealing to businesses in the city centre to sign up to a public private partnership scheme that would allow members of the public to use their toilets. Dublin busines...
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Dublin’s Blackrock baths demolished

The historic Blackrock baths in south Co. Dublin have been demolished because they are too dangerous according to local council authorities, who blamed extensive weather damage and “the ravages...
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