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Black and Irish GALA awards

Black and Irish GALA awards

The first B.I.G event was held to appreciate the artistic and creative efforts of Black and mixed-race talent in Ireland. The first-ever Black and Irish GALA awards took place in…

What are the benefits of the new Civic Dollars scheme?

What are the benefits of the new Civic Dollars scheme?

An app that ‘pays’ you for going to the park? The Liberty hears about the social-credit programme being piloted in Dublin 8.  A new pilot scheme, Civic Dollars, aims to reward park-goers in a unique…

Recycle Christmas Trees for free

Recycle Christmas Trees for free

The Liberty learns about recycling live Christmas trees for free at various locations throughout Dublin. Christmas is just around the corner, with shining decorations across Dublin City and the Dublin Winter Lights illuminating 21 iconic…

Leader and Mayo: Meet the two Irishmen with the NFL in their sights

Leader and Mayo: Meet the two Irishmen with the NFL in their sights

The Liberty catches up with Tadhg Leader and Kevin Mayo, two Irishmen hoping to break out onto the American football scene.  In 1977, kicker Neil O’Donoghue was the first Irish-born player to play in…

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,”…

Filippo Fusco of Fusco’s chipper: ‘If I have to fight, I fight’

Filippo Fusco of Fusco’s chipper: ‘If I have to fight, I fight’

The Liberty sat down with Filippo Fusco, owner of Fusco’s famous fish and chip shop on Meath Street, to hear about his life as a champion kickboxer and successful business owner in…

Popular toastie spot aims to make Thomas Street ‘home’

Popular toastie spot aims to make Thomas Street ‘home’

In March 2021, bar managers Jack Brennan and Jacob Long were furloughed from their jobs. While Covid shut down businesses all over Ireland, a new one began in Malahide, Co Dublin.  …

The Liberties’ ancient library is bringing schoolchildren in again 

The Liberties’ ancient library is bringing schoolchildren in again 

Marsh’s Library has opened for in-person visits, with activities and workshops to engage younger audiences in its history and founder.  “It’s been tough obviously – we’ve all been in the same boat…

Pop up vaccination centre on city campuses prove a success

Pop up vaccination centre on city campuses prove a success

TU Dublin’s campus was among the fifteen colleges nationwide that were chosen for pop up vaccination centres, the Liberty explored the effect of this on students. Following an announcement by…

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 matches, clubs such as Bohemian FC are reaching out to fans and…

Donore boxers look forward to new facilities

Donore boxers look forward to new facilities

Dublin City Council have proposed plans to fund a new sports facility as part of the regeneration of St Teresa’s Gardens. The Liberty speaks with coaches from Donore Boxing Club,…

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 the Liberty about being a horse-drawn carriage driver at age 18 – and how she got…

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