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Nialler9 writes:

Anyone who browses gig listings like I do every week, may have noticed that The Academy venue on Middle Abbey Street in Dublin has not hosted an event for a while.

I presumed it was due to a planned break, but today, it was announced that the venue has been renovated into a “contemporary performance space that draws influence from the Victorian music hall style,” and the refurbishments include new lighting and upgraded sound system.

Dublin’s The Academy venue is being refurbished and reopening under new management (Nialler9)

Pic: Dublinrocks

No, not like that.

DUBLIN’S PRINCIPAL shopping street, Grafton Street, is to be repaved in grey and pink granite by Dublin City Council at a cost of approximately €2.5 million.
The work, which will see the surface of the entire street dug up and the existing red-brick paving removed, is expected to take about a year to complete. It is due to get under way next January.

The council says the Eurobrick paving, which was laid on the pedestrianised street in the mid- 1980s, has deteriorated badly to the point where it requires repair on an almost daily basis.

Grafton St repaving in pink and grey to cost €2.5m (Irish Times)