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# dublin-castle - Monday 25 November, 2013

OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies

Minister Brian Hayes stressed today that the businesses will have to be “in keeping with the heritage and with the recreational nature of the sites”.

# dublin-castle - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

'I've never worn heels while driving' and other things we learned from the Garda Twitter Q&A

Did you know problems with tyres cause just two per cent of mechanical faults in collisions?

# dublin-castle - Thursday 10 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Tortoise found 'wandering around Dublin Castle' Hero In A Half Shell

Tortoise found 'wandering around Dublin Castle'

Do you know anything about it?

# dublin-castle - Friday 4 October, 2013

Global Irish Economic Forum to get underway at Dublin Castle

Minister for Foreign affairs Éamon Gilmore will deliver the opening address this morning.

# dublin-castle - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Varadkar wants your views on the future of Irish tourism

In the year of The Gathering, Leo Varadkar and Michael Ring are looking for people to answer “challenging questions” about Irish tourism.

# dublin-castle - Friday 2 August, 2013

Pictures: Sand sculpting trio's giant monuments in Dublin Castle Duthain Dealbh This post contains images

Pictures: Sand sculpting trio's giant monuments in Dublin Castle

A trio of artists constructed a series of complex sculptures today in Dublin Castle — see them here.

# dublin-castle - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Column: With public trust in the EU declining, we need to ensure people feel connected

A forward and outward looking European Union is what we need, writes Dominic Hannigan TD, who says national parliaments should have an enhanced role in shaping the future of the EU.

# dublin-castle - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Gardaí seize €1 million worth of cannabis in Dublin

A 39-year-old man was arrested at the scene of the massive drugs haul in Blanchardstown.

# dublin-castle - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin

The demonstration was held against proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy.

# dublin-castle - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Remembrance medal presented to family of Adrian Donohoe

The medal was presented at the annual Garda Memorial Day, honouring the 87 Gardaí who have died while on duty.

# dublin-castle - Thursday 18 April, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Thursday.

World business leaders meet in Dublin to advance transatlantic trade deal

The round table discussion will coincide with the meeting of EU trade ministers at Dublin Castle.

# dublin-castle - Monday 15 April, 2013

Oxfam warn of rising food prices if climate change not tackled

Oxfam Ireland chief executive Jim Clarken said that the price of wheat and maize could rise by 120 per cent and 177 per cent respectively if nothing is done.

# dublin-castle - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Protest under way in Dublin city centre against Local Property Tax (pics)

The route includes Dublin Castle, where EU finance ministers are meeting this weekend.

# dublin-castle - Friday 12 April, 2013

Updated: EU finance ministers agree to delay repayment of Irish bailout loans

All 27 EU finance ministers have now given a green light to extending the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans by seven years.

Garda protest outside EU finance ministers meeting in Dublin Castle

Members of the Garda Representative Association are protesting outside the two-day summit of finance chiefs.

EU and Eurozone finance ministers begin two-day summit in Dublin

Ministers will discuss extending the repayment dates of Ireland’s loans, and the aftermath of the Cyprus bailout catastrophe.

# dublin-castle - Monday 11 March, 2013

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IN PICTURES: Farmers protest against CAP reforms

Hundreds braved the weather to picket outside Dublin Castle.

# dublin-castle - Sunday 10 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# dublin-castle - Thursday 10 January, 2013

European Commissioners to visit Dublin as part of presidency

All 27 members of the European Commission are in town to meet members of the Irish government in Dublin Castle.

# dublin-castle - Monday 31 December, 2012

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EU flag raised above Dublin Castle

In his address, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Ireland’s EU Presidency will be about three words: stability, jobs and growth.

Ceremony at Dublin Castle to mark Irish EU milestones

The first six months of 2013 will see Ireland host the EU Presidency.

# dublin-castle - Monday 10 December, 2012

Column: What could Ireland gain from the EU Presidency?

The EU presidency holds challenges for Ireland – but also offers major opportunities, writes Linda Barry.

# dublin-castle - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Free State came into being 90 years ago this week

Flashback to the turbulent beginning of Saorstát Éireann, which was hurtling towards civil war even as it gained statehood.

# dublin-castle - Thursday 6 December, 2012

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Pics: Anti-war protesters burn US flag in Dublin city centre

Protesters were stopped by Gardaí from marching to Dublin Castle where Hillary Clinton and foreign ministers are being hosted at a dinner.

Anti-war protest planned outside OSCE dinner at Dublin Castle

Foreign ministers including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be hosted at the dinner this evening.

# dublin-castle - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Constitutional Convention meets for first time this afternoon

The group consists of 66 ordinary citizens, 29 members of the Oireachtas and four members of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

# dublin-castle - Monday 26 November, 2012

First major event of Irish EU presidency announced EU

First major event of Irish EU presidency announced

The Government will meet the president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, and chairpersons of the Parliament’s political groups, on Thursday.

# dublin-castle - Monday 5 November, 2012

At last: Constitutional Convention to hold first meeting in December

The first meeting of the Constitutional Convention was delayed as the Government searched for a chairperson – but it’s now set to meet at the start of December

# dublin-castle - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Hillary Clinton among over 50 foreign ministers to visit Dublin in December

The US Secretary of State is set to visit Ireland days after the Budget as Ireland hosts a major conference for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

# dublin-castle - Friday 21 September, 2012

Constitutional Convention aims to begin discussions next month

132 members of the public have been identified to participate – 66 of whom will be direct substitutes for the others.

# dublin-castle - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Pictures: Mass held for Notre Dame fans at Dublin Castle Gathering This post contains images

Pictures: Mass held for Notre Dame fans at Dublin Castle

A grand bit of mass for our American visitors this morning…

# dublin-castle - Sunday 12 August, 2012

PHOTOS: Giant sand sculptures return to Dublin Castle Bright Sparks This post contains images

PHOTOS: Giant sand sculptures return to Dublin Castle

If the most impressive thing you’ve ever done with sand is make a sandcastle you might want to look away now.

# dublin-castle - Saturday 4 August, 2012

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Gardaí search for men seen entering manhole

Gardaí received a report last night that two men were seen climbing into a manhole near Dublin Castle.

# dublin-castle - Thursday 28 June, 2012

'Don't ask don't tell policy' at Garda Síochána

Management policy at the Garda Síochána towards gays is akin to the now defunct US Army approach of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, according to a new study by academics at DCU

# dublin-castle - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Pipe bands, stamps and old engines: Dublin Fire Brigade marks 150 years

A parade through Dublin city centre will take place later this evening.

# dublin-castle - Friday 1 June, 2012

Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count

There’s a couple of bell-weather areas which, if the past is anything to go by, could give a hint as to the total outcome.

Counting of votes to begin but low turnout may affect result

Counting of votes is set to begin at 9 o’clock this morning in 26 count centres around the country.

# dublin-castle - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Column: Culture was Farmleigh's answer; Dublin Castle was about quick economic wins

Of the two forums on global Irish economics, Farmleigh’s message that culture was the answer to our fiscal woes got lost along the way, writes culture business consultant Anna Walsh.

# dublin-castle - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day

The National Union of Journalists and Amnesty International Ireland joined together today to remember journalists who have been killed during the course of their work.