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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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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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Culture Night in Dublin

Dublin celebrates the seventh edition of Culture Night with free entertainment across the capital on Friday 21 September, from 17.00 until midnight. In addition to Dublin's museums, galleries, thea...
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