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We face V-Face in Stoneybatter

We face V-Face in Stoneybatter

After an unpromising start in the first lockdown, the owner of V-Face tells Nimra Ahmed about surviving the pandemic, the unusual name and the vegan menu.   “It’s all about…

The Iveagh Markets briefly reopen, loud and proud

The Iveagh Markets briefly reopen, loud and proud

Locals of the Liberties are speaking out against the ongoing derelict condition of the Iveagh Markets with recordings and events to raise awareness. In a truly rare occasion,a…

Taoiseach announces reopening plan

Taoiseach announces reopening plan

Micheál Martin announced plans for reopening business and social life in a televised speech on Thursday evening.  From May 10, travel between counties will be permitted, along with…

‘The sham of this decision’

‘The sham of this decision’

The Digital Hub, home to technology companies since 2003, is to be shut down and the space re-developed into social and affordable housing.  The Liberty heard about the disappointment in…

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We face V-Face in Stoneybatter

We face V-Face in Stoneybatter

After an unpromising start in the first lockdown, the owner of V-Face tells Nimra Ahmed…

Drag goes digital

Drag goes digital

Three Dublin drag artists spoke to The Liberty about the transition from live performances to online shows.…

Dublin’s youngest female jarvey speaks about her experiences

Dublin’s youngest female jarvey speaks about her experiences

With tourism mostly shut down, many Dublin jarveys are out of a job. Holly Ward tells…

Cutting back on plastic in the Liberties

Cutting back on plastic in the Liberties

Various businesses in the area tell the Liberty how they are reducing their use of…

Keelan and Aaron Higgs offer Variety in the Liberties

Keelan and Aaron Higgs offer Variety in the Liberties

With the pandemic hitting restaurants especially hard, Head chef and co-owner of Variety Jones restaurant spoke…

When will Ireland start to re-open?

When will Ireland start to re-open?

As we approach the warmer summer months with cases slowly decreasing, the question is when will Ireland…

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‘Let’s make a modern Ulysses’

‘Let’s make a modern Ulysses’

The Liberty hears from Max Zanaga of the Irish-based band Tebi Rex about Musictown 2021, in collaboration with The Word Up Collective, putting on a very Dublin online show. The Dublin Music and…

Kevin Street Library keeps the community together

Kevin Street Library keeps the community together

It seems like no sooner had the library reopened after years of renovation than Covid-19 closed it down again. The Liberty hears from branch manager Charlotte Fabian about…

‘My art began to suit the atmosphere of the country’

‘My art began to suit the atmosphere of the country’

From drawing as a child in a small town in County Galway to learning in the Liberties and then having his artwork tour the world, illustrator David Rooney discusses his creative process – and a…

Imelda May: ‘The people in the community have held each other up for years’

Imelda May: ‘The people in the community have held each other up for years’

The Liberty sat down with the singer over Zoom and spoke with her about her new album, learning Irish during lockdown and what it means to have grown…

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Golf courses reopen as Government relax restrictions

Golf courses reopen as Government relax restrictions

After a total of 210 days closed by the pandemic, the game is back. The Liberty speaks with club members about getting…

Bohs join in fight against climate change

Bohs join in fight against climate change

Why would Phibsboro’s favourite football club have a climate justice officer? The Liberty finds out. With football fans deprived of live…

Taekwondo champ talks trials and tribulations

Taekwondo champ talks trials and tribulations

Twenty-year-old Ciara Fitzsimons is a world champion in her sport. She tells The Liberty about her journey from white to black…