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St. Patrick’s Tower – a new exhibition space in the Digital Hub

St. Patrick’s Tower – a new exhibition space in the Digital Hub

St Patrick’s Tower, the distinctive bottle-shaped building near the Guinness Brewery on the grounds of the Digital Hub, is to be upgraded and renovated under plans submitted in December and…

Dublin taxi services still suffering a year into pandemic

Dublin taxi services still suffering a year into pandemic

Since March of 2020, the businesses of taxi drivers have suffered severely. There has been a 70% fall-off in the demand for taxis, while many drivers may go days without receiving…

New housing at Teresa’s Gardens moves ahead

New housing at Teresa’s Gardens moves ahead

On March 4th, the Land Development Agency (LDA) announced plans to develop new sustainable and affordable housing on the site of St Theresa’s Gardens at Donore Avenue. The Donore Project, being…

Is online shopping the new reality for retail?

Is online shopping the new reality for retail?

The pandemic has increased the demand for online shopping. Ailbhe Delargy, a seller on the Depop site for small-scale traders, tells The Liberty how it’s affected her business.  Topshop Oxford Street,…

‘A slap in the face’ – reaction and aftermath of anti-lockdown protest in Dublin

‘A slap in the face’ – reaction and aftermath of anti-lockdown protest in Dublin

Local politicians tell The Liberty what they think of the extended lockdown and the recent controversial demonstration against it.   The protest on the streets of Dublin on February 27 was labelled a ‘riot’ by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, during…

Housing plans for former Player Wills factory site

Housing plans for former Player Wills factory site

“I agree The Liberties needs more housing, but it must be the right type of housing; co-living is just not the answer."…

The impact of the National Children’s Hospital development on local residents

The impact of the National Children’s Hospital development on local residents

Construction on the new National Children’s Hospital began in 2019 and recent news suggests that it may not be completed until 2024. Isabel Ní Challaráin reveals the impact this development has had…

Building complete on new Wetherspoon hotel and pub

Building complete on new Wetherspoon hotel and pub

Wetherspoon has completed the development of their new hotel and pub in Camden Street Upper and Lower.  Wetherspoon has invested a total of 33.4 million euros into the new Keavan’s Port hotel and pub. The company purchased the property for…

Liberties Greening Strategy bearing fruit as Bridgefoot Park slated for summer 2021 opening

Liberties Greening Strategy bearing fruit as Bridgefoot Park slated for summer 2021 opening

Dublin City Council have confirmed that construction of a community park bounded by Bridgefoot Street, Island Street, Bonham Street and Robert Emmet Walk is set to finish by early next…

Dublin’s north inner city considered ‘seriously littered’

Dublin’s north inner city considered ‘seriously littered’

A survey of litter pollution in towns around the country has rated Dublin’s inner-city as the dirtiest town in Ireland.  The report, which was conducted by Irish Business Against Litter…

DCC announces online ‘Sustainable Days’ event

DCC announces online ‘Sustainable Days’ event

On Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of November, a free online family event to boost eco-awareness will take place from 10.30am each day.  Dublin City Council says that the Sustainable Days event…

Hotel Development causing trouble for horse owners

Hotel Development causing trouble for horse owners

Two new hotels have been planned for construction in the Liberties area and they are already causing concern to locals.  These concerns have been brought up especially among horse owners in…

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