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# opw - Friday 3 August, 2012

MCD ‘should face ban on similar music events until it answers SHM Garda report’

Dublin councillor Mary Fitzpatrick, head of a joint policing committee, calls on OPW junior minister to force response from concert promoter on Swedish House Mafia debacle.

# opw - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

OPW launches tender process for new child detention facility

Government announced earlier this year it would provide €50m in funding to end practice of detaining teenage offenders at adult prisons.

# opw - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Concern for ‘distressed’ tree at Leinster House

A Dublin South TD has asked the Government what it is doing to save the plane tree.

# opw - Monday 9 July, 2012

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PHOTOS: Dublin Zoo's new elephant is the largest animal in the zoo

The new elephant is 3 metres tall and weights over 6,000 kgs. Yowza.

# opw - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Bandon to get 100-year flood protection

A €10 million scheme for the Cork town was revealed yesterday.

# opw - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Government paying €10m a year on parking for public servants

OPW says that renting a Dublin parking space costs the state an average €2,428 a year.

# opw - Monday 26 March, 2012

Former Dublin Garda station leased to childcare company

Minister of State Brian Hayes said that he was open to leasing other State properties to businesses and the community.

# opw - Monday 12 March, 2012

OPW enlisting voluntary groups to develop heritage sites

Brian Hayes said the OPW does not have the resources to exploit the historical sites’ full potential for tourists.

# opw - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

OPW says call for referendum ballot papers is just 'forward planning'

A tender has been published looking for someone to print 3.8 million referendum ballot papers – but it’s not for a particular vote.

# opw - Friday 23 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# opw - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Government may offer humanitarian aid to flood victims

Brian Hayes has said the Government would look at providing assistance – but it’s not yet clear what form this could take.

# opw - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Ghost town: 3 unusual places you can visit for nothing today

All the OPW’s visitor sites are free to enter today. They include the usual big names – plus some altogether stranger…

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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…