Businesses push for pedestrian street trial in Dublin 2

South William Street

Businesses in the area west of Dublin’s Grafton Street are calling for extra pedestrian streets to give visitors the “Covent Garden experience.” Dublin City councillors are set to be asked to approve a four to six month trial to remove traffic from South William Street (pictured above), Drury Street, Dame Court and Dame Lane (see […]

Section of Phoenix Park avenue closes at weekends

A “Mad Hatter’s” street party is to mark the start of weekend closures of a small part of the main avenue in the Phoenix Park, which handles 10 million car journeys per year. The Office of Public Works has given notice that it is to close of around 1.2km of Chesterfield Avenue, the main road […]

15-year-old girl missing from Dublin 8

UPDATE: Gardai say that Shannon Jackson has been located safe and well. Gardai are asking for help from the public finding a 15-year-old girl from Dublin 8. Shannon Jackson has been missing from New Street since last Thursday, March 31, 2011. “Shannon is described as being 5’ 4’’ in height of slim build with brown shoulder […]

TD wants church on hospital grounds saved

A Dublin TD wants a 120-year-old church on the grounds of St James’s Hospital to be saved. Fine Gael TD Catherine Byrne says she will be seeking a commitment that church will be now saved after it was announced that plans to co-locate private hospitals on public grounds would be scraped. “It’s great news that […]

Expanded D2 pedestrian zone gains support

A traders-led campaign to more than double the pedestrian zone around Grafton Street has gained the support of 41 businesses in the area. The proposals include maintaining access routes to the large multi-story car parks in the area. If the plan was adopted by Dublin City Council most of the streets between Georges Street and […]

Teenager missing from Dublin City Centre

Gardai in Dublin City Centre are looking for help finding 16-year-old Jonathan (JJ) Kane from the Store Street area. He was last seen in the Dublin City area last Friday, March 18. “When last seen, he was wearing navy tracksuit bottoms, a black jumper and a black woolly hat with a peak. He is described […]

Temple Bar Cultural Trust to be reviewed

Temple Bar Cultural Trust should be taken under the direct responsibility and control of Dublin City Council a councillor said. Cllr Mannix Flynn (Independent), who sits as a council rep on the board of Temple Bar Cultural Trust, said he was told by the trust that it was a private company. He raised the issue […]

BLOG: A different kind of Happy Pills shop opens in Temple Bar

It could nearly be mistaken for a headshop selling legal highs. Some people even view the products at Happy Pills as legal highs — sweets. There are different kinds of sweets on offer but the real selling point is mixed sweets in a jar that you stuff in as many as you can. Strangely, there’s […]

In Pictures: Smithfield Horse Fair March 2011

These images of the March Market of the Smithfield Horse Fair were taken in the afternoon. Earlier in the morning gunshot were fired causing a stampede and afterwards the DSPCA renewed their call to close the horse fair. If the call for emergency legislation to ban the fair is heeded by the incoming government this could be one of the last horse fairs at Smithfield.

Call for horse fair to be shut after gunshots causes stampede

Renewed calls to shut down Smithfield Horse Fair were made after gunshots from a homemade shotgun caused a stampede today. Horses bolted after hearing the gunshots leaving crowes of people including small children caught up in the stampede. The homemade shotgun was taken by Gardai and army explosives experts shortly afterwards made the device safe, as we reported earlier. The […]

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