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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Grafton Street

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# get em' spending
Irish shoppers encouraged to 'buy Irish' to give businesses Christmas boost
Small businesses are hoping that the start of the shopping season will bring a boost.
# Dublin
Enda Kenny was on the streets talking to homeless people last night
“He had his woolly hat on and his jacket on and his scarf and he walked around and he fed people.”
# christmas countdown
It's officially Christmas time... the lights in Cork and Dublin got switched on
Is that Christmas cheer in the air…
# Grafton Street
Dublin Fire Brigade called to BT2 after reports of smoke coming from the roof
Four units of the fire brigade attended the scene this afternoon.
# photobomb
Here's your 'This is why we can't have nice things' pic of the day
Reader Fergal Griffin attempted to capture a romantic moment in Dublin yesterday. Attempted.
# false flag op
There's a guy leading a group of tourists up Grafton Street with a Union Jack
Trolling level: Boss.
# random act of kindness
Sinead O'Connor gave a Dublin busker €140 so he could visit his girlfriend
Did somebody say ‘national treasure’?
# Dublin's Fair City
Molly Malone is on the move...
But first she’s taking a short break to get spruced up.
HMV has reopened on Grafton Street... and here was the queue this morning
The store is in a different location.
# St Stephen's Day
PICS: Queues for Brown Thomas go all the way around the corner in Dublin and Cork
It’s like something out of the Celtic Tiger…
# Dublin
Timelapse captures the hustle and bustle of Grafton Street at Christmas
Photographer Gareth Byrne created the video by taking a photograph every two minutes from his office above the street.
# street markets
Car-free zones in Dublin city centre could include Henry Street area
It’s part of a proposal by the Lord Mayor to temporarily pedestrianise some streets in the city centre one Sunday a month.
# civic space
Council wants to know if you like their plan for Grafton Street
The whole area is to undergo a revamp and improvement – Dublin City Council have published their vision for it.
# wallis
Wallis management seeks meeting with Mandate over dispute
ICTU granted the all-out picket today in relation to the two Arcadia Group stores.
# Industrial Action
Employees at Wallis on Grafton Street to go on strike today
Workers are taking industrial action in support of their colleagues at a Limerick branch who they say have been ‘locked out’ for more than three weeks.
# Dark Day
Power outage affects ATMs, businesses in Grafton Street area
About 250 businesses and surrounding ATMs were impacted by the fault.
# Seanad referendum
‘Do I get the brown envelope?’: Minister meets mixed reaction on Dublin canvass
Richard Bruton took a stroll in the Dublin sun earlier to meet potential voters in the Seanad referendum. He even bumped into a fellow Cabinet colleague…
# 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.
# Dublin
Pics: Grafton Street from 1913 to 1991
Grafton St is currently undergoing a major makeover – so here’s how it has looked down through the years.
# Spic 'n Span
New paving on Grafton Street will be cleaned
The granite stones, which have been remarked upon because of their stains, will be cleaned and sealed before the project is complete.
# Planning
Council to vote on whether to ban charity shops from Grafton Street
The 52 councillors who sit on Dublin City Council will vote on the controversial proposal tomorrow night.
# need to know
Tonight's Evening Fix... now with added apologies from Death Row inmates
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Dublin City Council
Grafton Street refurb cost €400,000 before work began
Dublin City Council said the spending covered administrative and design costs associated with the project.
# Assault
Man due in court over Grafton Street attacks
Two men were stabbed and a woman was assaulted in the early hours of the morning.
# Dublin city centre
Second man arrested in connection with Grafton Street assaults
A 25 year old man, who was arrested close to the scene this morning, also remains in custody at Pearse Street Garda Station.
# Arrest
Man (25) arrested after three assaulted overnight
One person was stabbed on Grafton St, while two others were assaulted on Chatham Row in Dublin city centre.
HMV may return to Ireland after buyout of UK business
Hilco, which previously saved the A-Wear business in Ireland, has bought the UK arm of HMV – and wants to come back to Ireland.
# small change
Former HMV Grafton Street store up for rent for €1 million
The four-storey building is up for rent after HMV closed down all of its Irish stores in February.
Around 300 Irish jobs at risk as HMV expected to enter administration
Administrators from Deloitte in the UK are expected to keep the music retailer’s stores open but its future is uncertain.
# Job Losses
Shop that warned of high rents closes with 8 jobs lost
The owner of Korky’s shoe shop on Grafton Street, Dublin 2, said he was glad that the ‘bloodletting had now stopped’.
# Busking
VIDEO: Sinéad O'Connor sings Nothing Compares 2 U on Grafton Street
Another Christmas Eve singalong in Dublin City Centre…
# Busking
Christmas nightcap: Falling Slowly singalong on Grafton Street (with new video)
With Glen Hansard and Lisa Hannigan…
# christmas eve
VIDEO: Bono and Glen Hansard busking on Grafton Street this evening
They were joined by Lisa Hannigan to sing for charity in the city centre.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
# Roads
Investigation under way into 'suspicious' death of pedestrian in Dublin
The man was hit by a bus at the junction of Nassau Street and Dawson Street during rush hour yesterday evening.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
There’s still a month to go but Christmas lights have been turned on in cities around the country and ads for Christmas shopping are everywhere. Have you started shopping yet?
# Jobswatch
HMV to create 210 Christmas jobs
Most of the positions will last until January 2013 but there are possibilities for longer-term employment.