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#Phoenix Park

# phoenix-park - Yesterday’s News

'It will be back to car city': Disagreement over reopening of most Phoenix Park gates

All gates bar one reopen from today after closing in March due to pandemic restrictions.

# phoenix-park - Thursday 9 July, 2020

OPW confirms almost all Phoenix Park gates to reopen tomorrow

Many gates in the park were closed in March following the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.

# phoenix-park - Sunday 21 June, 2020

'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins

There are plans for 33 semi-detached houses and a four-storey apartment block near the Phoenix Park.

# phoenix-park - Friday 5 June, 2020

OPW confirms majority of Phoenix Park gates to remain closed to vehicular traffic

Many gates in the park were closed in March following the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.

# phoenix-park - Friday 15 May, 2020

Traffic through Phoenix Park 'unlikely to change' as main avenue to remain for essential workers

Green Party councillor Michael Pidgeon says the park has been ‘a calmer place to be’ in recent months.

# phoenix-park - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Gardaí restrict access to Phoenix Park due to planned anti-lockdown protest

A ‘March for Freedom’ protest was planned in the Park at 2pm today.

# phoenix-park - Friday 17 April, 2020

11 Covid-19 related deaths recorded in two weeks at Dublin care home for older people

The HSE said since 2 April, 11 people with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 have died.

# phoenix-park - Friday 14 February, 2020

Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope Francis visit will cost over €800,000 to restore

The Office of Public Works hopes the gates will be rehung by the end of this year.

# phoenix-park - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Man (44) charged with hoax threats claiming bombs were planted in Phoenix Park

The alleged incident occurred in May of last year.

# phoenix-park - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Charlie Flanagan asked OPW not to cull 20 Phoenix Park deer and to send them to Laois instead

The minister wanted to have the deer relocated to a 250-acre estate in Laois.

# phoenix-park - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Fallow deer killed in Phoenix Park in latest cull to control population growth OPW

Fallow deer killed in Phoenix Park in latest cull to control population growth

There are currently around 600 fallow deer in Phoenix Park.

# phoenix-park - Saturday 21 September, 2019

'Caught all the soldiers unaware in the tea room': the troubled history of the Phoenix Park's Magazine Fort OPW

'Caught all the soldiers unaware in the tea room': the troubled history of the Phoenix Park's Magazine Fort

We toured what was once a British ammunitions store, and which since the 1980s has fallen into disrepair.

# phoenix-park - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Historic Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope visit finally set to be restored OPW

Historic Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope visit finally set to be restored

The gates were taken down in August 2018 ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland.

# phoenix-park - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch

The US Vice President stopped by the Áras earlier this morning.

# phoenix-park - Friday 31 May, 2019

OPW defends car-park proposals for Phoenix Park

planned, designated parking areas could improve congestion when huge events like Bloom are held in the park, the summary said.

# phoenix-park - Thursday 30 May, 2019

From an electricity-generating toilet to a whiskey barrel hot tub: Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom

Bloom Festival has 22 show gardens on display and will run until the end of the Bank Holiday weekend.

# phoenix-park - Monday 20 May, 2019

Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light

An Bord Pleanala granted permission for the development after an appeal.

# phoenix-park - Sunday 3 February, 2019

OPW sold carcasses of Phoenix Park deer culled by state-hired marksman to game dealer

Annual culls are carried out by the OPW to manage the number of wild deer in the park.

# phoenix-park - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

34 deer killed as part of regular cull at Phoenix Park

Culls are aimed at managing the Phoenix Park deer population which numbers close to 500.

# phoenix-park - Monday 31 December, 2018

8km tailbacks, a €76,000 catering bill and a 36-hour visit: the numbers behind Pope Francis' visit to Ireland

The pope’s two-day visit was one of the most widely anticipated events of the year.

# phoenix-park - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Billionaire businessman Edward Crawford to be next US ambassador to Ireland

The 80-year old is heavily involved in the Irish community in Cleveland.

# phoenix-park - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Thousands of sandwiches thrown in skip after Papal Mass because charities refused them says OPW

The OPW was responding to a caller on RTÉ’s Liveline who spotted catering staff throwing out unopened sandwiches behind the food stalls.

# phoenix-park - Monday 27 August, 2018

The Phoenix Park reopens at 4pm today - over 15 hours ahead of schedule

The restrictions on entrance to the park were to remain closed until 7am tomorrow.

# phoenix-park - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Under 130,000 people attend Papal Mass in Phoenix Park

500,000 tickets were distributed for the Mass earlier this summer.

'Steady flow' arriving in Phoenix Park after a very, very wet start to the day

It was VERY wet. Even so, some pilgrims were here securing the best spots by 9.30.

Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know

About 500,000 people are expected to attend the event.

# phoenix-park - Saturday 25 August, 2018

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Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland

The pontiff’s two-day visit has officially begun.

# phoenix-park - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Round-the-clock news, live Mass, and a Joe Duffy special: RTÉ reveal schedule for papal visit

The national broadcaster will show over 20 hours of Pope-related coverage across its two channels this weekend.

# phoenix-park - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'Young people are the future': Pope issues message to Irish people ahead of visit

He also said he was “excited to return” to Ireland, having lived in Dublin previously.

# phoenix-park - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Camping at the Phoenix Park and sitting in the Popemobile: Memories of John Paul II's visit

One family was allowed to skip the queue in the Phoenix Park because their car was full of Pope-related items.

# phoenix-park - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Mascots, bakers, and ironing mammies: here's what the 13,000 papal visit volunteers will be up to

It’s the first time a Pontiff will visit Ireland in over four decades, and thousands are needed to keep the show running.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Dublin city

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

# phoenix-park - Thursday 16 August, 2018

'Morale is on the floor': Defence Forces to be paid just €47.59 per day for extra work during Pope visit

Soldiers have to provide assistance when requested to do so, but groups say they are not being compensated adequately.

# phoenix-park - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

With over a week to go, Dublin-bound train tickets for the day of the Pope's mass are nearly sold out

Irish Rail expects all train tickets to the capital on 26 August to be snapped up within days.

HSE emergency chief: 'We're not saying there will be deaths but we're planning for that eventuality'

The Pope’s visit will see an estimated 500,000 people attend Mass in the Phoenix Park on 26 August.

# phoenix-park - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

The Papal Cross, the Claddagh ring and 3,000 singers: Behind-the-scenes as the Phoenix Park gets ready for Pope Francis Pope2018 This post contains videos

The Papal Cross, the Claddagh ring and 3,000 singers: Behind-the-scenes as the Phoenix Park gets ready for Pope Francis

Taking inspiration from the Pope’s own writings and an ancient Irish symbol, the construction is still being prepared for next weekend’s mass.

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass

The chair, made from 100% recyclable cardboard, can withhold a weight of up to 100kg.

# phoenix-park - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Double Take: The stone seat in the Phoenix Park that's actually an ancient tomb

Head through the Chapelizod gate to find one of Dublin city’s oldest monuments.

# phoenix-park - Monday 6 August, 2018

Extra trains to be put on for Pope's visit to Phoenix Park

Irish Rail has also laid on special services from Westport, Ballina and Athlone to/from Claremorris for the Knock shrine event on Sunday 26 August.

Phoenix Park gates being 'restored and conserved' ahead of the Pope's visit

The gates have been taken down.

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