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Electric taxis in Dublin

Dublin has introduced the city's first electric taxis as part of a joint pilot programme between the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and National Radio Cabs (NRC). Described as one of the first functio...
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Dublin twinned with Beijing

Dublin is to be twinned with Beijing in a move that is expected to open up business opportunities between the two capital cities as well as boost Dublin's profile. On 1 June the mayor of Dublin, G...
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World literature centre for Dublin?

The Irish government has revealed ambitious plans to acquire the Bank of Ireland headquarters on College Green and convert it into a world literature centre in light of Dublin's designation as a City...
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Dublin’s Lighthouse cinema closes

Ireland's high court has ordered the closure of the Lighthouse cinema in the Smithfield area of north inner city Dublin due to the inability of the company to pay outstanding rent of some
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New arrival in Dublin Zoo

A baby Western Lowland Gorilla has become Dublin Zoo's latest arrival and is drawing large crowds. Born to mother Lena on 27 March and weighing just 2kgs, the youngster has yet to be named. This is be...
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Air India could move base to Dublin Airport

Air India is in talks with Dublin Airport with a view to making the recently-opened Terminal 2 its new transatlantic hub. After withdrawing from its former base at Frankfurt due to lack of capacity an...
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Calls for Dublin’s horse market to be closed

Dublin's mayor Gerry Breen has added his voice to calls for new legislation to abolish the Smithfield horse fair in the city centre following an incident in which two men were injured after being shot...
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Google buys landmark Dublin building

US internet giant Google has bought Montevetro, Ireland's tallest commercial building, for a reported cash sum of
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Dublin train and bus fares increase

Train fares in Ireland including Dublin's DART rail service are to increase by an average of three per cent from 1 March, while a price increase on the annual tax-saver tickets takes affect from 1 May...
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US bank funds restoration of Dublin masterpiece

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is sponsoring the restoration of the painting The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife, in Dublin's National Gallery. Viewed by about 750,000 people a year, it is one of the m...
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Dublin cyclists travel by train

The Irish rail service Iarnr
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New arrivals at Dublin Zoo

Despite Ireland's arctic weather conditions, Dublin Zoo
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Docklands Christmas Market

3 - 22 December 2010. The theme of the fifth annual Docklands Christmas Market is based on the traditional German Christmas markets normally found in Munich, Berlin and Hamburg. The Dublin market...
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Increase in number sleeping rough in Dublin

The annual count of homeless people by some 100 surveyors from Dublin's Homeless Agency found 70 people sleeping rough on the streets of the capital. Conducted on a single night in November between 01...
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Major revamp for Dublin's RTÉ

The Irish state broadcaster Raidi
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Parking for Dublin bicycles to reach 10,000

A scheme being overseen by Dublin City Council will increase the amount of bicycle parking stands in the city from the present 1,000 to 10,000 over the next ten years. 4,000 parking spaces are being a...
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New terminal to open on phased basis at Dublin Airport

On 19 November the new terminal (T2) opens at Dublin airport, on a phased basis. Dublin Airport Authority has stated that airlines including Ireland's national airline Aer Lingus, Etihad Airways (the...
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New Dublin mayor's role outlined

In what has been described as the most significant change in Irish local government since the 19th century, next year could see Dublin's mayor elected by citizens of the Dublin region. As well as havi...
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Dublin inner city to be regenerated

An inner-city area of Dublin is to be regenerated. Located on the south-side of the city, the area is parallel to the Grand Canal in the Portobello district. The regeneration scheme involves the d...
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Convention Centre Dublin opens

After a 13-year process of prolonged planning issues, the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), Ireland's international conference and event venue, has finally opened. Situated on the North Wall Quay, it is...
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Dublin Contemporary 2011

in 2011 Dublin is to host the largest contemporary art event ever staged in Ireland. Modelled on Germany's internationally renowned Documenta Festival which began in 1955, organisers of 'Dublin Contem...
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Protected status for Dublin's Mountjoy Square

Mountjoy Square in Dublin's north inner city is to be declared an architectural conservation area by Dublin City Council. Considered the city
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Water Pumped into Dublin from West of Ireland

A controversial proposal to pump drinking water into Dublin from the river Shannon in the west of Ireland has been approved by Dublin city councillors. The plan involves pumping 350 million litres...
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Dublin Gets Giant Observation Wheel

A 60-metre high observation wheel has been unveiled next to the O2 Theatre in the Docklands area of Dublin. The brainchild of property developer Harry Crosbie, the 350 ton structure known as the Wheel...
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Super Dump for North County Dublin

A licence has been granted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a highly controversial 'superdump' in the Lusk area of Fingal in north County Dublin. The licence contains over 250 conditio...
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Dublin Contemporary 2011

Next year Dublin is to host the largest contemporary art event ever staged in Ireland. Modelled on Germany's internationally renowned Documenta Festival which began in 1955, organisers of 'Dublin Cont...
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Bronze Age Treasures go on show in Dublin

Treasures from the early Bronze Age have been presented for the first time to the public at the National Museum. The 4,000 year old hoard consists of a gold necklace, known as a lunula, and two small...
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Point Village Market Opens

The Point Village Market has opened in the area surrounding the O2 concert venue in the heart of Dublin's Docklands. Featuring over 100 stalls, this is the biggest open market the city has seen since...
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New Arrivals in Dublin Zoo

Two new arrivals at Dublin Zoo have recently presented their credentials to the public. The monkeys, a white-crowned mangabey and a sulawesi crested macaque, were born in the zoo in April. Both animal...
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Aviva Stadium Opens

Dublin's Aviva Stadium has opened three years after its previous incarnation, Lansdowne Road, was demolished to make way for the state of the art new venue. The 50,000 seater stadium cost
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