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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Ireland to close Vatican embassy

Ireland has announced that it is to close its embassy to the Holy See, which is based in Villa Spada on Rome
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Oriental enclave recommended for Dublin

The development of an oriental quarter on North Cumberland St, Marlborough St and Cathal Brugha St in Dublin
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Heroin use increases in Dublin

Almost 600 new heroin users presented themselves at one of Dublin
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Dublin welcomes Twitter

Social networking company Twitter is to open an international office in Dublin, the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) announced on 26 September. Appropriately, the state agency broke the news wit...
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Bollywood comes to Dublin

Filming has begun on Ek the Tiger, the first Bollywood blockbuster movie to be made in Ireland. The Hindi-language romantic thriller is set in Dublin and centres around a man sent to the Irish capital...
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Dublin receives poor litter rating

Dublin city has polled poorly in the annual national anti-litter survey commissioned by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) and conducted by An Taisce, Ireland
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Luas Citywest tram line opens in Dublin

The 4.2km extension of the Luas Red Line to Citywest and Saggart in west Dublin has been opened. Known as Luas Citywest, the tram
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Ambitious plans for Dublin’s College Green

Plans by the Irish government to acquire the Bank of Ireland headquarters on Dublin's College Green and develop it into a world literature centre have become more ambitious. The government has sta...
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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

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