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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,”…

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.  …

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…

Troubling times won’t stop Hop-on Hop-off tours from exploring Dublin

Troubling times won’t stop Hop-on Hop-off tours from exploring Dublin

Hop-on Hop-off tours are a huge part of the tourism industry in major cities around the globe. Conor Kenny reveals how various Irish tour companies plan on proceeding in the future.    In pre-COVID times, Hop-on Hop-off bus tours gave tourists and Irish people a…

Mother and baby home survivor shares her views on the commission report

Mother and baby home survivor shares her views on the commission report

Valerie Dalton talks to The Liberty about the findings of the mother and baby home commission and her own hopes of learning more about her past.   Valerie Dalton was only a few months…

Container Coffee: a coffee shop with a twist

Container Coffee: a coffee shop with a twist

From producing a medical reality-TV show to selling coffee from a shipping container in the Liberties is no ordinary transition, as Gordon Hickey explains. “We had a shipping container. We…

Cause and Effect: COVID’s Impact on Construction

Cause and Effect: COVID’s Impact on Construction

Covid-19 has affected many sections of society. Rial John Silada spoke with an architect to see how the pandemic has affected construction.  A report by Focus Ireland’s February Focus on Homelessness shows that despite a 37 per…

Happy days to come for businesses surrounding the new TU Dublin campus

Happy days to come for businesses surrounding the new TU Dublin campus

Technological University Dublin’s move to the Grangegorman campus has been a significant one for many small businesses in the Stoneybatter and Phibsboro area.   “We have missed seeing students in the Square. We look forward to seeing them return and the…

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral loses out on tourist tithes

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral loses out on tourist tithes

Chloe Seymour spoke with Dean William Morton about how the cathedral has been coping with the lack of visitors, remaining liturgical throughout the pandemic and the possibility of it becoming…

“Guinness is Good for You”: 42 years at the Guinness brewery

“Guinness is Good for You”: 42 years at the Guinness brewery

Liam Mullen started working in Guinness in 1949. He spent the majority of the 42 years he worked for the company in the largest brewery in Ireland, at St James Gate.     Mullen was a…

Maintaining rehabilitation services during the pandemic

Maintaining rehabilitation services during the pandemic

“COVID has completely changed our approaches – every service we have has been impacted,”- Mark Kennedy, Head of Recovery Services, Merchants Quay Ireland.…