Dublin News

Dublin Cross City tram line to open on 9 December

Cross City Luas will provide central link between Green and Red lines.Dublin's new Luas Cross City route comes into operation on 9 December, four years after works began on the route which connects th...
Barcelona News

New Gaudí house museum in Barcelona

Gaudí's Casa Vicens opens as new public museum in Barcelona.Casa Vicens, the first home designed and built by Modernist Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926)  has opened as a museum in Barcelona...
Berlin News

Berlin's opera house opens after seven-year facelift

Refurbishment of Berlin's Staatsoper opera house has been mired in controversy.Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden is scheduled to reopen on 7 December following a seven-year refurbishment that has r...
London News

London shop sells Christmas gifts for refugees

Choose Love shop in London allows customers to give practical help to refugees. London has opened the world's first pop-up shop where customers can buy gifts to be distributed to refugees in Europe a...
Dublin News

Redevelopment plans for Dublin's Guinness brewery

New urban quarter for St James's Gate site in central Dublin.Part of Dublin's historic St James’s Gate brewery site, which has brewed Guinness since 1759, is set to be redeveloped as a "dynamic urban...
Vienna News

World Museum Vienna to open on 25 October

Former Museum of Ethnology will feature artefacts from five continents.The Weltmuseum Wien, formally the Museum of Ethnology, is set to reopen on 25 October as the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna...
Dublin News

Dublin hotel room rates at record levels

Average price of Dublin hotel room now higher than boom era.Room rates at Dublin hotels have reached a record high according to a report released by annual Crowe Horwath hotel industry survey. The ave...
Berlin News

Berlin to open street art museum

Museum library will contain extensive street art archive.The Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art is set to open in Berlin's Schöneberg district over the weekend of 16-17 September.Berlin's...
Berlin News

Berlin's Tempelhof airport to become tourist attraction

Abandoned civilian airport to reopen to tourists in 2020.Berlin's Tempelhof airport, a once busy civilian hub adandoned since 2008, is to be transformed into a tourist attraction some 80 years after t...
London News

Campaign to save London's stretcher fences

South London fences made from world war two stretchers. A campaign is underway to protect steel fences in south London made from stretchers formerly used to carry wounded civilians during the Blitz...
Dublin News

Dublin seeks to protect Hungry Tree

City councillors request preservation order for Dublin landmark. Dublin city councillors have called for the protection of the so-called Hungry Tree, a London Plane which over the decades has gradual...
London News

Gender-neutral announcements on London Tube

Staff making announcements on London's underground system have been told to drop the term "Ladies and gentlemen" in favour of more inclusive greetings such as "Good morning everyone".The move, which h...
London News

V&A Museum unveils new courtyard

London's Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum has unveiled its new spaces on the site's Exhibition Road Quarter following a £55 million programme of works.   The complex comprises a new entr...
Dublin News

Wetherspoon to open superpub and hotel in Dublin

British low-cost pub chain to open fifth pub in Dublin. British pub group JD Wetherspoon has announced a €15 million development of a “superpub” and 98-bedroom hotel in Dublin's city centre. Wor...
Barcelona News

Barcelona clamps down on informal holiday rentals

City council says 7,000 unlicensed holiday rentals in Barcelona. Barcelona has launched a crackdown on illegal, unlicensed apartments used for holiday rentals, increasing the city's number of inspe...
Dublin News

Expanded National Gallery reopens in Dublin

80 per cent more gallery space and 650 paintings on display. The historic wings of the National Gallery of Ireland – areas of which have been closed for decades – will reopen to the public on 15 Ju...
Dublin News

Giant red squirrel sculpture in central Dublin

Portuguese artist creates monumental 3D red squirrel on Tara Street. A new mixed-media mural featuring a giant red squirrel has been unveiled at the top of Tara Street in Dublin’s city centre. T...
London News

Wet wipes clog London's river Thames

Discarded wipes pose serious threat to Thames wildlife. A huge increase in wet wipes being flushed down London’s toilets has become a “major threat” to wildlife in the river Thames, according to en...
London News

London to host free premiere of Iranian movie

London mayor to screen Iranian film in Trafalgar Square on Oscar Night. An Oscar-nominated Iranian movie is being screened in London on the same night as the Academy Award ceremony which the film's...
Paris News

Eiffel Tower to install anti-terror screen

Paris landmark to be encased in bullet-proof glass. Plans to build a bullet-proof glass enclosure around the northern and southern base of the Eiffel Tower have been announced by the Paris mayor's...