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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Phoenix Park

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# bloom 2023
'Everyone has been touched by it': Importance of early cancer detection highlighted at Bloom
The festival gets underway in Dublin’s Phoenix Park tomorrow.
This year
# Office of Public Works
OPW seeking public's views on the future of parking at the Phoenix Park
The public consultation process opened today and will run until 22 May.
# Homelessness
People sleeping rough in Phoenix Park asked to leave ahead of Biden visit
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive has been visiting a known camping site near the park’s Conyngham Road.
# Courts
Man jailed for 'merciless' attack on a man in Phoenix Park
Footage showed the attackers laughing and the victim could be seen bleeding heavily from his head.
Last year
# Phoenix Park
Over 95% of vehicles travelling through Phoenix Park breaking 30km/hr speed limit
Green Party TD Patrick Costello said that the OPW need to work with the Gardaí to address the speeding issues.
# magazine fort
An 18th century fort in Phoenix Park is to be renovated and turned into a visitor attraction
Under the plan, the entire Magazine Fort will be repaired and restored after Dublin City Council granted planning permission.
# russian rally
OPW refuses to grant permission for Russian Victory Day rally at Papal Cross in Phoenix Park
The organisers of the rally sought permission for it in January, before the war with Ukraine began.
# Office of Public Works
Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park poses 'serious health and safety risk' to public, documents show
Internal records detail how the site has been in a state of “ongoing disrepair” and dogged by issues with intruders, security and vandalism.
All time
34 deer killed in Phoenix Park as part of 'managed cull' this week
The animals – 22 females and 12 males – were culled on Tuesday.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Security guard jailed for sexual assault of woman in Phoenix Park
Cornel Onofrei pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the woman in 2018.
# Phoenix Park
Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park to be restored and upgraded with new visitor experience
The upgrade works will create a new tourist attraction in Phoenix Park.
# Dublin
Almost all gates to Phoenix Park to remain open to traffic following public consultation
The OPW had proposed plans “to reduce through traffic over the medium to long term”.
# oh deer
People feeding Phoenix Park deer is harming the herd, researcher warns
People are being urged to “let the wildlife stay wild”.
# Phoenix Park
Protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin against vaccines and new Covid-19 legislation
It is the second protest in two days after a similar event against the Dáil vote on new legislation yesterday.
# Dublin
OPW to install portaloos in Phoenix Park to cope with more visitors this summer
The OPW’s chairman confirmed the move to Dublin City Council.
# Papal Visit
Phoenix Park gates to be rehung this summer nearly three years after Pope Francis visit
The OPW said it was hopeful the €800,000 plus refurbishment would be completed by the end of July.
# Dublin
People asked not to drive to Phoenix Park and to leave parking spaces 'for those who need it'
The OPW says the park was “extremely busy” last weekend.
# park it
Proposals put forward to reduce traffic volume through Phoenix Park
The Office of Public Works said more sustainable transport options and a safer environment for walkers and cyclists could be provided.
# Homelessness
Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed
According to figures from the DRHE, there were at least 50 deaths among people who accessed homeless services in Dublin across last year.
'Completely compliant': HSE defends sending student nurses to work in badly-hit care home during first wave
HSE acknowledged the work done by staff in St Mary’s Hospital during the first wave of the pandemic.
# Closed Gates
Phoenix Park side gates closure sparked complaints after two hour traffic delay
The OPW had made the move to shut down the side gates of the famous park at weekends.
# Phoenix Park
Almost all Phoenix Park gates to close to vehicular traffic on weekends for duration of Level 5
The gates will close as normal at 11pm on Fridays and reopen at 7am on Mondays.
# Traffic
'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
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
'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.
# Dublin
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.
# rat run
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.
# Dublin
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.
# St Mary's Hospital
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.
# Billed Gates
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.
# Courts
Man (44) charged with hoax threats claiming bombs were planted in Phoenix Park
The alleged incident occurred in May of last year.
# Charlie Flanagan
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.
Fallow deer killed in Phoenix Park in latest cull to control population growth
There are currently around 600 fallow deer in Phoenix Park.
'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.
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.
# pence visit
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.
# dublin's green lung
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.
# pottering around
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.
# Housing
Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light
An Bord Pleanala granted permission for the development after an appeal.
# deery me
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.