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1720The building of Steevens' hospital commenced. Sermons for the relief of the distressed weavers preached in all the parish churches by order of Government. 
1722An equestrian statue of George I. set up on Essex bridge, which Was afterwards moved to Dawson-street. 
1724Violent storms in the months of November and December did much damage. 
1725Interest of money reduced to seven per cent. The Market-house in Thomas-street built. 
1726The Linen-hall opened for the sale of goods. 
1727Charter granted to the city by George II. 
1728The Charitable Infirmary on the Inns-quay founded. Population of Dublin, 146,075. 
1729Parliament met in Dublin at the Blue Coat Hospital, in which an attempt was made to vote the supplies for twenty-one years, which was negatived by a majority of one. The building of the Parliament House, College green, commenced. The river on the north side confined by the north wall. Foundations of St. Mark's church and of Ringsend-bridge laid. Linen scarfs worn at funerals to encourage the linen manufacture. 
1730The workhouse converted into an hospital for foundlings. 
1730An intense frost from the end of December to the beginning of February, when the Liffey was frozen over, so that the people amused themselves on the ice. A plague and famine followed. The Parliament House, College-green, finished, at an expense of £40,000. 

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