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Luas bosses urge union to call off latest strike

The Luas operators have appealed for trade union bosses to call off Friday’s strike and focus on negotiations on a pay deal. Transdev boss Gerry Madden made the public plea to Siptu but warned tram drivers that his company was not going to better a salary increase already given to …

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Cherished Dublin bridge to celebrate 200th birthday

One of Dublin’s most cherished landmarks is celebrating its 200th birthday. The beloved Ha’penny Bridge has spanned the Liffey since 1816, surviving rebellion and civil war and retaining its unique position as the only pedestrian walkway over the river until 1999.

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Call for 'prompt and decisive action' on housing costs

It costs 45,000 euro more than an average market value to build a three bedroom house in Dublin, a survey has found. The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the body for construction, land and property professionals, said 330,000 euro is needed to get a new semi-detached home in the capital …

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