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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Merrion Square

Last year
Dublin City Council unveils plaque to Irish woman who shot Mussolini
Of the four assassins who attempted to kill the dictator, Gibson came the closest
# Merrion Square
An expression of anger: The burning of the British Embassy in Dublin after Bloody Sunday
The embassy became a focal point for demonstrators after the British Army killed 13 people in Derry.
All time
# dublin 2
Council expresses 'serious reservations' on Merrion Square 'build to rent' scheme
The six storey scheme includes 19 build to rent apartments.
# Protest Camp
Extinction Rebellion: Parks chief was worried removal of Merrion Square camp would look 'aggressive'
The camp was set up by protesters during a week of demonstrations last month.
# the homecoming
1,000 free tickets to be released for joint reception for Dublin's All-Ireland champions
Merrion Square hosts Sunday’s homecoming celebration.
# up the dubs
Free tickets available as Merrion Square hosts reception for Dublin's All-Ireland champions
There will be live performances from from Keywest, Eoin Thomas and The Rising Sons this weekend.
# Merrion Square
Concerns over possible inclusion of Scientology office in future Heritage Week programmes
The organisation’s Dublin office was included in the Heritage Week programme.
# Merrion Square
Questions asked over Heritage Week tours of Church of Scientology's Dublin office
Critics have questioned the decision to include the Scientology office on the Heritage Week programme
# Double Take
Double Take: The 'Joker's Chair' in the heart of Dublin - and where it got its name
Take a seat and remember Ireland’s favourite fictional priest.
# driving isn't a runner
Take note - road closures are in place across Dublin ahead of tomorrow's city marathon
The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon will be running across the capital from 8.55am tomorrow.
# Merrion Square
Unite hits out at RTÉ coverage, says building was offered for homeless accommodation
Focus Ireland rejected the building as it was unsuitable and because “the offer was for three years or less”.
# homeless crisis
Enda Kenny sat on a bench with a homeless man for 20 minutes this weekend
He told the story during the Fine Gael presidential dinner yesterday evening.
Tens of thousands turn out in Dublin to demand 'Right2Water'
Tens of thousands of people took part in the latest mass protest against water charges — but there were some violent scenes too, and ‘breakaway’ protesters caused havoc for commuters.
# parklife
From 'The Floozie' to Father Ted: Dublin's park sculptures in 10 fascinating facts
Did the statue to ‘yer man in Fairview ever get his head glued back on? Where is ‘Floozie in the Jacuzzi’ these days?… And what on Earth is ‘Nightmare on Duck Street’?
# Parking
TDs and Senators warned to stay off the grass at Leinster House
A shortage of parking spaces outside the front and back of Leinster House has left some resorting to leaving their cars parked on the grass at the back of the complex.
# Art Attack
National Gallery to give out new €20,000 portrait prize
The winner will get to have their work exhibited at the National Gallery.
# Pro-Choice
Pictures: Crowds take to the streets for pro-choice march
The march, organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign, was held to call for free and safe legal abortion for women in Ireland — coinciding with a global ‘day of action’.
# Street Party
35,000 Dublin fans welcome All-Ireland heroes at homecoming
Eoghan O’Gara and Paddy Andrews danced up a storm and Kevin McMenamon treated the Dubs faithful to a song.
# street performance
Pictures: Irish acrobatic duo take Street Performance world title
Almost 90,000 spectators enjoyed the turns, twists and throws as the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championships visited Cork this weekend.
# Jobswatch
Company sets-up safety deposit vault as burglaries rise and people fear banks
The company plan on hiring up to 20 people directly in the Dublin company.
# funding appeal
Irish Architectural Archive appeal for funds, they even asked NAMA
The organisation holds over 2.5 million architectural drawings and 500,000 photographs of Irish buildings.
# all change
National Gallery of Ireland to undergo biggest refurbishment since 1864
Around 300 jobs will be created during the refurbishment of the National Gallery on Dublin’s Merrion Square.
# Vigil for Life
Pics: Thousands attend pro-life vigil in Dublin
Gardaí say that around 25,000 people attended a pro-life demonstration in Dublin’s city centre today.
# staying power
Dublin City Marathon: Ndungu takes second consecutive win
The Kenyan was narrowly outside his own record, as was his compatriot Magdalene Mukunzi who won the women’s race.
# Abortion
PHOTOS: 2,500 attend pro-choice march in Dublin city centre
‘Several thousand’ people are believed to have taken part in the march which called on the government to change Ireland’s abortion laws.
# Merrion Square
9 things you (probably) didn't know about... Merrion Square
A new month-long festival aims to celebrate this historical part of the capital – but we’ve found out some things you may not have known about Merrion Square.
# Crime
Two men charged over Merrion Square assault
Two people were hospitalised for head injuries after the attack.
# dublin pride
Dublin Pride: Massive parade and party to get underway in the city
More that 26,000 people are expected to flood the streets of Dublin for the annual event and party.
# Blue Monday
Gallery: Dublin welcomes its All-Ireland champions home
Thousands of people turned out in Merrion Square this evening to celebrate Dublin’s first All-Ireland in 16 years.
# Homecoming
Here are the details for Dublin’s homecoming parade
After a stunning victory over Kerry at Croke Park today, the capital will be a sea of blue tomorrow night as Sam arrives back after 16 years.
# Crash
No serious injuries after three-vehicle crash on Merrion Square
Extensive damage was caused when a coach rammed into two parked cars on Merrion Square in Dublin this morning.