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‘Give us less Hotels and more Houses’

‘Give us less Hotels and more Houses’

Dublin 8 has seen a spike in hotel and student developments despite representing a disproportionate amount of the housing waiting list.   The Liberty has learned that Dublin 8 equates…

Newmarket Square and Tenter’s sees surge of redevelopment

Newmarket Square and Tenter’s sees surge of redevelopment

Newmarket square and the Tenters has seen a surge in planning applications as of late. The Newmarket area is set for 92 residential units, a hotel of nearly 8,000 square…

Smithfield ‘horse boy’ surprised to see his picture on the wall

Smithfield ‘horse boy’ surprised to see his picture on the wall

‘Horse boy’ has brought a new lease of life to Smithfield’s Stirrup lane. The large mural on the gable end of Vincent O’Donoghue’s semi-detached house, just around the corner from…

DIT Garda Vetting policy comes under scrutiny in Dáil and Seanad

DIT Garda Vetting policy comes under scrutiny in Dáil and Seanad

The new policy, which would require all prospective Access Foundation Programme students to be Garda vetted, was criticised in government buildings yesterday. Dublin Institute of Technology’s new Garda vetting policy…

DIT Access Programme introduces Garda Vetting as requirement

DIT Access Programme introduces Garda Vetting as requirement

DIT’s Access Foundation Programme (AFP) has introduced Garda vetting as a mandatory requirement for all applicants of its year long programme, in a recent measure. DIT’s AFP is aimed at…

March’s events in The Liberties: Comedy, Techno and a Pop-Up Gaeltacht

March’s events in The Liberties: Comedy, Techno and a Pop-Up Gaeltacht

The Liberties is absolutely rammed with events throughout March. From St. Patrick’s Cathedral to District 8, there is something for everyone. Kicking off the first March weekend in Vicar Street…

Liberty residents oppose homeless hostel on Francis Street

  A High Court challenge has been brought against Dublin City Council’s decision to allow the community centre on Carman’s Hall off Francis street to be used as a hostel…

Tivoli Theatre and District 8 facing potential closures

Tivoli Theatre and District 8 facing potential closures

  After more than eight decades serving the Liberties as a culture hub, the Tivoli theatre and music venue faces an uncertain future.   Owner Anthony Byrne applied for planning…