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...
London News

New Holocaust memorial for London

Top architects and artists shortlisted for Holocaust monument near Westminster. The ten shortlisted designs for a new Holocaust Memorial in London have been announced by the organisers of the inter...
Dublin News

Large Dublin church to be demolished

High running costs and falling attendance lead to demolition of Finglas church. The Church of the Annunciation in the north Dublin suburb Finglas is to demolished to make way for a smaller church a...
Dublin News

Irish president commissions 1916 sculpture

People's Acorn chosen for grounds of Áras an Uachtaráin. A sculpture by Dublin artist Rachel Joynt has been chosen as the winning 1916 commemorative piece for the grounds of the president's residen...
London News

New London Design Museum opens

Museum moves to new South Kensington site. London’s Design Museum opens at its new 10,000-sqm base at High Street Kensington on 24 November, following a four-year renovation project costing £83 mil...
Oxford News

Oxford's Westgate Centre nears completion

Westgate Shopping Centre will include rooftop garden. The curved Bonn Square façade at the new-look Westgate Shopping Centre is nearing completion as part of a £440 million revamp of the Queen Stre...
Paris News

Paris Batcalan reopens after 2015 attacks

Sting to perform at the renovated Bataclan venue in Paris. The Bataclan concert venue in which 89 people were killed by Isis militants in November 2015 will reopen with a concert by British singer...
Barcelona News

Spain's top court overturns Catalonia bullfighting ban

Barcelona mayor vows to resist contentious court decision. Spain’s top court has overturned a ban on bullfighting in the Catalonia region, almost five years after it was introduced, declaring it "u...
Berlin News

Hitler bunker exhibit causes controversy in Berlin

Berlin Story Museum accused of bad taste for showing replica of Hitler bunker. The Berlin Story Museum has courted controversy after displaying a replica of part of the bunker where Adolf Hitler s...
Paris News

Street art museum opens in Paris

Art 42 collection is France's first street art museum. Paris now has a museum dedicated to street art, featuring 150 works from more than 50 of the best known artists associated with the street art...
Dublin News

Dublin marathon fourth largest in Europe

Record numbers for upcoming Dublin marathon. This October's Dublin Marathon has already reached its capacity of 19,500 runners, making it now the fourth largest marathon in Europe. The record fi...
Dublin News

New rules for Dublin buskers

Dublin buskers restricted from using amplifiers and pre-recorded music. Dublin City Council has introduced new bylaws banning the capital's buskers from playing backing tracks and pre-recorded musi...
Berlin News

Electric scooter sharing launched in Berlin

Bosch and Panasonic are behind Berlin’s Coup electric scooter-sharing scheme. Berlin residents aged over 21 with a valid car or motorcycle license can now avail of an electric scooter-sharing progr...
Copenhagen News

Right turns at red lights for cyclists in Denmark

New bicycle rights at select junctions in Copenhagen to take effect from 1 September. From 1 September cyclists will be allowed to turn right at red lights at 33 selected intersections in Copenhage...

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