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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Dublin City

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# poo watch
Dublin mayors tell dog-owners: pick up after your pooches
Dublin’s mayors have launched a new hotline number where people can report offenders.
# Dirty Old Town
Two in five Dublin dog-owners aren't cleaning up after their pet
Dubliners consider the issue a worse problem than cigarette buts, chewing gum or graffiti.
# Dublin
BOD and Fr Peter McVerry to be awarded Freedom of the City of Dublin
The two men now have the right to pasture sheep on common ground within the city boundaries.
# off the shelf
Wimpy Kid beats Guinness World Records, as library 'most borrowed' lists revealed
‘The Help’ is the only adult fiction work in the list of the ten most popular titles for 2012, which is otherwise dominated by the adventures of Jeff Kinney’s ‘Wimpy Kid’.
# signal works
Northside DARTs and other services to be curtailed this weekend
Bus transfers are being put in place as engineering works are carried out on the line. Commuter, Enterprise, Rosslare and Maynooth services are also affected.
# Dublin Mayor
Hogan on Dublin mayor plan: 'I might be 6' 5'' but I'm not going to lean in any direction'
The Minister isn’t giving much away about whether or not he’d like a directly-elected mayor for the capital.
# oh boy
Pictures: Problems with Sam Beckett bridge lead to spectacular recreation of 'rainbow' ad
A tugboat with powerful hoses was brought in to cool the bridge’s cables so it could close properly…
# Name Game
Drumroll please: And the new bridge in Dublin city will be called…
The decision on the name of the Marlborough Street bridge was made by councillors at a meeting of Dublin City Council tonight.
# 1913 lockout
Thousands expected to attend 1913 commemorations
President Michael D Higgins will lead today’s events in Dublin – marking 100 years to the day since Bloody Sunday.
# granby park
Pics: Dublin's 'pop-up' inner-city park opens its gates
The temporary park at Dominick Street Lower was envisioned by the Upstart collaborative group and financed in part through on online Fundit campaign.
# Granite on the streets of Dublin
Cheap granite is "downright embarrassing" to Dublin - An Taisce
Dublin City Council says that the use of cheaper granite should stop due to a drop in price for native Leinster granite.
# Workplace accident
Investigation launched after Eircom worker injured in Dublin fall
The incident happened off Baggot Street on Rogers Lane at around 10.30am.
# Public Transport
'Virtual bus lanes' among plans to increase public transport use in Dublin
The National Transport Authority is to “free up road space” for travel by means other than private cars.
# south anne street
Appeal over bank-drop cash robbery outside Eddie Rocket's
A worker at the fast food restaurant was intercepted and punched a number of times by thieves who intercepted his cash drop.
# taxi crash
Taxi driver whose car was hijacked speaks of "deep sympathy" for crash victims' families
Matthew Ilori’s taxi was stolen at knifepoint at the weekend. Moments later, two men in their 20s died when the car crashed at speed into a bridge on the Dublin quays.
# Back in Town
Phil Lynott statue to return to Harry Street next week
The landmark statue was damaged back in May after it was pushed over.
# Dublin Quays
Second man dies as a result of stolen taxi crash
The car crashed into a lock bridge close to the Convention Centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.
# daylight robbery
Thieves make off with Eddie Rocket's bank-drop cash
A worker was intercepted by two men as he left the fast food restaurant this morning.
# bus strike
No sign of renewed talks as Dublin Bus strike enters second day
It’s looking increasingly likely the action could continue into the working week.
# Dublin City
Widespread disruption likely today as Dublin Bus drivers strike over pay
Tens of thousands will be inconvenienced today in the first all-out strike at the semi-state company in 13 years.
# Dublin City
IBM's 'Deep Thunder' system could be used in Dublin to predict flash floods
It’s hoped the new micro-forecasting technology could be helpful in developing an early-warning system for vulnerable businesses and householders.
# waste not
Poolbeg incinerator plan delayed (again) but controversial clause gets dumped
There is still no date for when building will start on the Poolbeg incinerator, which has been in the works for over a decade.
# Clamped
Clamped! GoCar fined despite free parking law
A picture from a reader shows the car parked in a pay-and-display section of the IFSC.
# Beep beep
Ever wanted to park on the street and not get clamped?
Dublin users of car sharing service GoCar will now be able to park their rental vehicle on any pay-and-display space for free.
# Meet the mayor
Lord Mayor: Developers hanging on to prime Dublin sites should face penalties
Oisín Quinn has been setting out his aims for his term in office in a wide-ranging interview. On a personal front, his priorities include trying to accommodate a young family and small dog in the garden-less Mansion House…
# Dublin City
Lord Mayor: Dublin needs a mayor with 'real powers', but role unlikely before 2019
Oisín Quinn has been sharing his thoughts on the future of the mayorship, following a poll that shows 61 per cent of Dubliners are in favour of a directly elected CEO for the city.
# Historical
Part of St Patrick's Cathedral opens to the public for first time since 13th century
The Lady Chapel has been closed to the public since it was built in 1270.
# Stabbing
Court for teen arrested after 19-year-old beaten and stabbed in Dublin city
Two teenagers have since been released without charge after being arrested following the incident.
# Leaky leaky
€5.8m contract to replace 19km of Dublin's Victorian water pipes
Works to replace the centuries-old pipes will begin on Monday, and will continue around the city for 12 months.
# name that bridge
Stoker, Wilde, Gregory: What should Dublin city's new bridge be called?
Eighty-five official names were received by Dublin City Council, which was shortlisted to 17.
# Water
Council says some Dubliners face water shut-off on Sunday
Dublin City Council is to provide water tankers to parts of Dublin tomorrow due to expected problems between 6am and midnight.
# From the Archives
Pics: Black and white archive photos of Dublin, as seen in Strumpet City
Dublin City Public Libraries has taken old photographs of Dublin and juxtaposed them with quotes from James Plunkett’s seminal novel about the 1913 Lockout. Take a look…
# Uniquely Dublin
VIDEOS: What makes Dublin "Uniquely Dublin"?
Gorgeous videos of what makes Dublin the way it is.
# Education
Campaign to set up Educate Together secondary school in Dublin
New ET secondary schools are planned for Blanchardstown and Lucan – but parents say there’s a demand in the city itself.
# Happy New Year
Open thread: Dublin City Council has €2.2m spare. How would you spend it?
The City Council overestimated how much its central funding would be cut by. What would you do with the spare cash?
# THE rankings
IBAL Litter League 2012: Where did your town finish?
Kilkenny has been named Ireland’s most litter-free town by Irish Business Against Litter. Did your town feature highly?
# Tragedy
Man dies in fire at pensioners' complex in Dublin
The fire broke out near Gardiner Street in Dublin city around 3 o’clock this afternoon. Gardaí are not treating it as suspicious.
# Dublin Traffic
Dublin City traffic restrictions for NYE
A number of roads around the city are closed and Gardaí have parking restrictions and diversions in place.
# Investigation
Body of man discovered on Dublin street
The man in his 30s was found dead on Reuben Street in Dublin 8 last night.