Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# O'Connell Street

All time
# Quang Hong Vu
Appeal for whereabouts of 16-year-old who's been missing since last week
Quang Hong Vu, who’s originally from Vietnam, was last seen on O’Connell Street in Dublin.
# O'Connell Street
Man injured after being struck by Luas
The condition of the injured person is not yet known.
# Dublin
There are some major Luas traffic disruptions coming (but they'll be the final ones before it starts running)
Luas Cross City will start carrying passengers in December.
# luas cross city
'Lethal', 'insane' - cyclists have their say on what it's like dealing with the Luas expansion works
Many people have complained to Transport Infrastructure Ireland regarding the sometimes-hazardous nature of cycling near Luas works.
# Security Alert
Easons on Dublin's O'Connell Street evacuated after 'hoax' bomb scare
The shop was evacuated at 5pm this evening.
# Sackville Place
Man stabbed close to O'Connell Street in Dublin city centre
The man, aged in his 50s, was rushed to hospital.
# At last
Clerys workers are going to get a settlement, almost two years after the department store shut down
The full details of the settlement are confidential.
# sore head
Dublin was showing all the signs of an epic hangover first thing this morning...
But the city is cleaning up well. There’s little sign of the carnage normally associated with the post-Paddy’s Day cleanup this morning.
# building and property
Whatever happened to... A billion-euro 'park in the sky' on O'Connell Street?
Developer Joe O’Reilly had grand plans to revitalise Dublin’s main street.
# no right turn
Travel around Dublin city centre? More traffic changes for Luas works
The right turn from O’Connell Street to Cathal Brugha Street will close permanently.
# build it and they will come
After 50 years, Nelson's Pillar is returning to O'Connell Street - in a slightly different format
A Lego model of ‘the Pillar’ is on display in the GPO as part of a recreation of the post office during the 1916 Rising.
# Receivership
"We're not going anywhere" - Demonstration held in support of homeless families on O'Connell Street
A demonstration in planned in support of the families this afternoon.
# Penneys best
In pics: Penneys unveils refurbished O'Connell Street store
The work began last September.
# monument of light
The long road to the Spire: Here's why it took 37 years to replace Nelson's Pillar
A mooted ‘Millennium Arch’ fell by the wayside, and there were many other proposals along the way.
# appeal
Young Dublin woman found safe and well
22-year-old Eimear Duffy was reported missing earlier this week.
# Water Charges
Pictures: Anti-water charge protests have been taking place all over the country today
The organisers of the protests claim that 20,000 people took part in the demonstration earlier in Dublin.
# tis the season
This Dublin kid was hilariously straightforward with their Christmas wish
We are all Chloe. Chloe is all of us.
# tis the season
Pictures: the O'Connell Street Christmas lights are now officially on in Dublin
With just one day left in November, festive fever is here to stay.
# 50 sleeps to go
"It's November. Would you ever go home?": Santa and some Irish models kicked off Christmas today
A slightly frazzled looking polar bear also lent a hand.
# Accident
Woman injured after truck rolls over her foot on O'Connell Street
It is believed the woman suffered a broken ankle in the incident.
Is it time we give up on Dublin's O'Connell Street?
Instead of wading into the sea to demand the oncoming tide go back, we might stop a minute and wonder why O’Connell Street is going through a seeming relentless process of regression, writes Aaron Mckenna.
# fyi
Here are the details of the All-Ireland champions' parade on O'Connell St tonight
Side streets in the vicinity will closed from 6pm this evening.
# Regeneration
How Limerick re-invented its city centre in a matter of weeks
Free public Wi-Fi, street furniture and an array of colourful art pieces have sparked life into the city’s retail district.
# treat yo self
This new Dublin café is every chocoholic's dream come true
Design your own chocolate bar. Because you’re worth it.
Retailers fear Dublin traffic restrictions will force shoppers to out-of-town centres
The Irish Parking Association said the restrictions could result in a 24% fall off in shopping and entertainment revenue.
# working 24/7
Is Dublin City Council doing enough to clean up the city?
“To suggest … that Dublin City Council is complacent fails to recognise the scale of the challenge.”
# cool running
These lads used Dublin as a jungle gym, got caught by the Gardaí, and filmed it all
# mountain to mohammed
Pictures: Clerys workers protesting outside the HQ of the company that closed their store
The shop’s new owners, Natrium, finally broke their silence on the matter this morning.
# a new o'connell street
What's going to happen to the Clerys building?
All 460 workers were let go last Friday.
# re-light my spire
The light on the Spire has been broken for months - did you notice?
Eagle-eyed councillor Noel Rock did and he says it’s going to cost €10,000 to fix.
# fake foxes
Realistic-looking dead foxes used to confront shoppers on issue of fur farming
In case you saw them from across the street earlier, and were wondering what was going on.
# Lumière Brothers
This is the oldest surviving film footage of Dublin ... shot back in 1897
The footage is included in a new film about the revolutionary period, running in Dublin until the end of the month.
# Dublin City Council
Vote on contentious 1916 museum delayed AGAIN
The ‘land swap’ deal is opposed by Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, the Greens and People Before Profit.
# O'Connell Street
Man smashes up Dublin restaurant before being detained by Garda
The man, who is in his early 40s, is currently being detained by Gardaí.
# public order offences
PHOTOS: 11 people arrested during an 'unofficial protest' over water charges
The rogue protesters refused to move after O’Connell Street was reopened today.
# Water Charges
Irish Water protesters leave their estates for protest in Dublin city centre
The new water charges are set to begin in just under two weeks time.
# In Pictures
Ireland of 1964... seen through American eyes
O’Connell Street from Nelson’s Pillar, Merchant’s Quay before the shopping centre and kissing the Blarney Stone…
# knock your block off
Munster memorial 'Jock's Block' outside Limerick pub painted blue by mystery man
The memorial is for the late Jock Hunter who was ‘A Proud Munster Man’.
# Protest
Photos: Thousands attend 'die-in' protest in Dublin over bombardment of Gaza
“What’s happening in Gaza is appalling,” said one of the organisers.