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The Tale of the Liberty Soup Run

The Tale of the Liberty Soup Run

He overcame challenges and is now giving back to the community – Christopher O’Reilly, co-founder of the Liberty Soup Run, speaks to The Liberty. “It was 20 years of madness,”…

Green light for the greening initiative?

Green light for the greening initiative?

In 2019, the Dublin City Council (DCC) announced a Greening Strategy for The Liberties and the Stoneybatter area. Plans included planting trees on inner-city residential streets in an attempt to introduce more ‘green spaces’…

Festival sought to unite arts and activism

Festival sought to unite arts and activism

The Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival, which ran in mid-to-late October, was an exciting blend of online and in-person events.   The festival, which has been running since 2018, stepped up…

‘It appears to be the straw that broke the camel’s back’

‘It appears to be the straw that broke the camel’s back’

Plans to surround the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield with yet another Dublin hotel have prompted outrage among musicians and activists – who argue that the destruction of the city’s cultural…

Progress on renovating the Liberties

Progress on renovating the Liberties

The area is the heart and soul of Dublin, and it has had its fair share of wear and tear over the years. Long-promised development projects should finally be happening…

Fatima community garden is part of the growth of a neighbourhood

Fatima community garden is part of the growth of a neighbourhood

Doug Hazel of the Back of the Pipes Residents Association tells The Liberty how their green-patch project got started, and how it is recovering from a pandemic lockdown that became…

Liberties gallery goes global to get out of a jam

Liberties gallery goes global to get out of a jam

“Making the place profitable after all of this is going to be a hard one.” The owners of Jam Art Factory on Patrick Street tell The Liberty about their plans for the future.  Jam…