Phoenix Park

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Since 1986, Dublin’s Phoenix Park has been designated as a National Historic Park, and for good reason: its enclosure in the mid-17th century, to protect the royal deer herd, is one of the most important legacies to Dublin of James Butler, the great Duke of Ormonde, as viceroy of Ireland during the reign of Charles II. Photograph: David Sleator

It is one of Dublin’s great boasts that the city has the largest enclosed public park of any European capital. But the Phoenix Park is more than just (...)

Deirdre Brennan in Phoenix Park: ‘It is a secret space in the heart of the city for us urban dwellers to feel grass beneath our feet and fresh air in our lungs.’

A funicular, a driverless shuttle-bus, extra car parks and an expanded visitor centre are among the proposals included in a strategic review of Phoeni(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris does not believe the new unit will clash with the work of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, which investigates complaints made against gardaí. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A new anti-corruption unit is being established in the Garda to investigate members of the force, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said. The new un(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone meets survivors of institutions Terri Harrison and Sydney Herdman. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

A national monument to honour women and children who were resident in mother and baby institutions looks set to be erected in the Phoenix Park. There(...)

Couples sit and stroll in the sun amid long shadows in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The warm summery weather of the last couple of days is giving way to “chillier” conditions over the weekend, forecasters have warned. After highs of (...)

The Phoenix Park weather station in Dublin city had its warmest winter, since records began in 1855. Photograph: Tom Honan

The recent winter was the warmest on record across many of Met Éireann’s weather stations, the national forecaster has said. The 2018/2019 winter sea(...)

Penitential Act of the Holy Father Yesterday I met with eight persons who are survivors of the abuse of power, the abuse of conscience and sexual abu(...)

Some of the items left behind after the papal mass and which can be reclaimed from Garda lost property. Photograph: Garda Facebook page

Phoenix Park has reopened 15 hours ahead of schedule following an extensive overnight clean-up operation following the papal mass. Work began at 8 pm(...)

Pope Francis arrives at the Phoenix Park to celebrate mass. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The Byrne family from Ballyduff, Co Kerry, are among the first to arrive at the Phoenix Park for the papal mass. Sitting close to the front of the alt(...)

A stage and altar has been built around the papal cross in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

A spring clean and repainting of the Papal Cross in Dublin’s Phoenix Park cost more than €15,000, records from the Office of Public Works show. The c(...)

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