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Smithfield LUAS attacks highlights lack of security on LUAS

Smithfield LUAS attacks highlights lack of security on LUAS

On the morning of the 29th of October, a man was attacked and assaulted outside Smithfield LUAS stop.  He was then saved and assisted by a gentleman on the Luas that intervened and helped the 65-year-old man.  …

New Hotel Planned to be built on St Augustine Street

New Hotel Planned to be built on St Augustine Street

The Liberties is getting a new hotel built on St Augustine Street, near Cornmarket in the heart of the Liberties.  It was confirmed on Monday that the new Raag…

Lockdown to Locked Up

On Thursday last, numerous “anti-lockdown” protestors gathered on O’Connell Bridge.   They then moved on to East Wall Road and then proceeded to Grafton Street. Some protesters were not adhering to the social distancing guidelines, the 5km…

Closure of charity shops leads to major financial losses

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland is set to lose €1 million due to new level 5 restrictions.  The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) must…

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D8RCS welcomes refugee families to Dublin 8

D8RCS welcomes refugee families to Dublin 8

Across the world, many families are seeking refuge. They are trying to escape poverty, war and other hardships…

Keeping the lights on – Part 2

Keeping the lights on – Part 2

It’s imperative, now more than ever, to keep the local businesses thriving during lockdown.  In…

It’s none of your business COVID!

It’s none of your business COVID!

How has COVID-19 affected business in the liberties?  Covid-19 has affected many businesses throughout the year, but no sector has been…

Keeping the lights on

Keeping the lights on

Shopping local during Covid-19  Ireland has seen its first wave of small business closure due to Covid-19,…

Major Social Housing Schemes Set for The Liberties Despite Covid-19 Pandemic

Major Social Housing Schemes Set for The Liberties Despite Covid-19 Pandemic

The development of two new social housing schemes in The Liberties is continuing apace, despite the continuing economic fallout…

Brightspace not looking so bright for students 

Brightspace not looking so bright for students 

It is 2019, students freely walk the narrow corridors towards their module classes, before zoning out three-hour lectures to fantasise about the…

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The Dog on the Dockside

The Dog on the Dockside

A street artist whose work has appeared across Dublin – including graffiti-filled Liberty Lane off Kevin Street – has won new accolades for his latest mural of the President’s…

Cancelled exhibition and being an artist during a pandemic with Neil Dunne

Cancelled exhibition and being an artist during a pandemic with Neil Dunne

“Expanded print practise” is how Neil Dunne, a Liberties-born and raised artist would define his art.  He started silk-screen printing while studying in NCAD (National College of Art and Design) where he obtained…

Artists Turn Dublin into Canvas

Artists Turn Dublin into Canvas

Dublin Canvas is a county-wide art project whose aim is to bring flashes of colour and creativity to everyday objects across Dublin.   Dull traffic signal boxes  have been  transformed into colourful…

Richmond Barracks introduces outdoor tours during Level 3

Richmond Barracks introduces outdoor tours during Level 3

On 18th September, Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced that Dublin moved into level 3, meaning the introduction of stronger Covid-19-related restrictions.   Due to these extra restrictions, indoor activities such as pubs, museums and other cultural venues must close unless they…

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Full-sized sports pitch for The Liberties gets green light after 13 year wait

Full-sized sports pitch for The Liberties gets green light after 13 year wait

Dublin City Councillors have agreed to sell-off two parcels of land at St. Teresa’s Gardens, in the heart of The Liberties,…

St Pat’s and Dundalk ready for a battle at Richmond Park

St Pat’s and Dundalk ready for a battle at Richmond Park

Saint Patrick’s Athletic (Pats) will host Dundalk in Richmond Park, on the 1st of November. This will be the second meeting between…

Ireland hit the half-century as the Six Nations makes its return

Ireland hit the half-century as the Six Nations makes its return

Ireland 50 Italy 17 Ireland have gone to the top of the Six Nations table after a thumping victory over a…