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Thursday, 19 September 2013

GRO Research Room – move to go ahead next week

The relocation of the General Register Office's Research Room may, finally, be going ahead next week. I say 'may' because we've been here a few times over the last six weeks, and the office hasn't shifted an inch. However, GRO staff seem pretty confident that they're spending their last Thursday in the Irish Life Centre.

So, the plan is that they will remain where they are until 4:30pm Tuesday 24 September. The Research Room will then be closed 25th–29th, reopening in its new office in Werburgh Street, Dublin 2, on Monday 30 September at 9:30am.

The new building has no name. It is located about 150 yards from Werburgh Street's junction with Castle Street, and there's a bus-stop right outside.

Notices about the move are expected to start appearing in the National papers this weekend.

UPDATE: Saturday 21 September: And sure enough, the adverts have been published. See below.