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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…

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…

What Bus Connects Draft Report Means For D8

Bus Connects has just published a draft report that will affect the flow of public transport traffic through Cork Street, Patrick Street and up to Christchurch Cathedral in the heart of The Liberties.  The section of the report that covers the Dublin 8 area…

No Stopping Christmas Shopping

No Stopping Christmas Shopping

With Christmas time just around the corner, shoppers have been eager to know what’s going to happen when the country is out of level 5 restrictions.  What shops will be open?…

Becoming a tour guide with Dublinia

Becoming a tour guide with Dublinia

Bored during this second lockdown? Looking for something to keep you occupied while staying inside? Why not make the most of this time to take part in a course that could help…