Dublin News

Dublin's Molly Malone gets a makeover

Famous Dublin statue restored before return to streets The statue of legendary Dublin fishmonger Molly Malone will soon return to the streets following a two-month restoration programme costing an...
Barcelona News

Sunday opening for Barcelona shops

Shops in some Barcelona areas in the city centre will be allowed to open on Sundays throughout the summer. The ruling applies to Ciutat Vella and L’Eixample as well as parts of Gràcia, Sa...
Berlin News

Berlin’s new airport running out of finance

The troubled Brandenburg airport, which should have been up and running two years ago, is now in deep financial trouble according to Der Spiegel online international. A recent report by the Europea...
Paris News

French airspace hit by controllers strike

A six-day strike by air traffic controllers in France is hitting flights to French airports as well as those to southern destinations using French air space, such as those to Italy and north Africa....
Oxford News

Oxford wins best council award

Oxford city council has won the 2014 best achieving local council award in the UK. The award is given for high performance in all sectors of local government; social services, housing, economic dev...
London News

Queen opens Heathrow’s new Terminal 2

Queen Elizabeth officially opened Heathrow’s new Terminal 2 on 23 June, almost 60 years after she inaugurated the first civil aviation building at what was to be transformed from a military faci...
Copenhagen News

Stray pets get reprieve in Denmark

It will no longer be legal to shoot stray dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets that wander on to your property in Denmark as of 1 July. Instead owners who are unable to control their pets will be fined....
Dublin News

Dublin's All Hallows College to close

Historic Dublin insititution closes due to falling student numbers The historic religious institution All Hallows College in Dublin is to close, over insufficient student numbers and dwindling fin...
London News

Battersea power station summer season

The old Battersea power station, now in the process of redevelopment after decades of controversy, will turn into an open-air cinema during the summer and will screen the World Cup final on 13 July. T...
Brussels News

Roller bike parades in Brussels

The third parade of the season for roller skaters takes place in Brussels on 20 June and from then on every subsequent Friday until 26 September. The participants gather at Palace Poelaert at 21.00...
Madrid News

Madrid ready for new king and queen

Thousands of flags, garlands of flowers and cheap souvenirs are ready for enthronement of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on Thursday 19 June. The handover from King Juan Carlos, who is abdicating...
Barcelona News

Barcelona metro to link El Prat airport in 2016

The Barcelona metro will link up to El Prat airport in 2016 according to the president of Catalonia Artur Mas. When the extension is finished there will be 15 stations (three less than originally p...
Berlin News

Berlin Biennale

The eighth edition of the Berlin art biennale (29 May-5 Aug) concentrates on a variety of approaches to the city – the built-up environment, its residents, the relationship of the city with labo...
Paris News

French rail strike

As the French rail strike goes into its seventh day on Tuesday 17 June only about a quarter of the trains were running in the Paris region, with many international connections to Spain, Switzerland an...
Madrid News

Plaza de Margaret Thatcher

After a certain amount of controversy an area between Calle Goya, Calle Zurgena and Passeo Castellana, close to Plaza Colon in the Salamanca area of the centre city, is now called Plaza de Margaret Th...
Amsterdam News

Rubbish strike in Amsterdam

Garbage collectors are on strike for three days in Amsterdam, starting 16 June, to support a request for a pay increase of 2.5 per cent backdated to 2013 and 3 per cent in 2014. There will be no house...
Vienna News

Vienna property prices still rising

Property prices in the first quarter of 2014 increased by 8 per cent in Vienna even though Austria’s central bank believes that housing in the capital is over priced by about 22 per cent. In the...
Dublin News

New planning zone at Dublin Docklands

22-storey buildings sanctioned in fast-track scheme Dublin Docklands could become a hive of building activity once more following the state's creation of a 66-hectare special planning zone along t...
Dublin News

Book of Kells to stay at Trinity College

Major rebranding underway at historic Dublin college Dublin's Trinity College has abandoned plans to move the ninth-century Book of Kells to the basement of a nearby campus building following prot...
Paris News

Paris garbage strike to spread

The protest by rubbish collectors in Paris, which started on 12 May at the Eiffel Tower, is the start of a nation-wide protest by municipal refuse disposal workers. The General Confederation of Lab...

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