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Liberty Market turns 50: Street party to be held celebrating iconic Dublin market’s 50th anniversary

Liberty Market turns 50: Street party to be held celebrating iconic Dublin market’s 50th anniversary

A street party will be organised to celebrate the Liberty Market’s 50th anniversary this month.   The event will take place on October 21 to mark the anniversary.   Liberty Market stall…

Iveagh Markets: €9 million funding announced amid fears of structural collapse

Iveagh Markets: €9 million funding announced amid fears of structural collapse

The long-awaited conservation work on The Liberties’ Iveagh Markets is planned to start late next year. The iconic building has been left derelict and decaying since its closure in 1996,…

On Meath Street: Tempestuous conversations, bold statements and appetite for change 

On Meath Street: Tempestuous conversations, bold statements and appetite for change 

As the Dáil returns from a three-month break, a plethora of issues remain unresolved. From a scandalous summer of secret pay deals, intense protests and increased inflation, the new autumn…

Anger over anti-social behaviour on the quays

Anger over anti-social behaviour on the quays

Workers in retail shops along the quays say they have been facing what they see as an ‘increase in dangerous behavior from the public’. Many businesses such as Forbidden Planet…

Italian Film Festival hosted in the Lighthouse

Italian Film Festival hosted in the Lighthouse

A “New Italian Cinema Events’ (NICE) Film Festival came to the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield this year, after a first and very well attended edition in Cork in 2022.  The 2023…

Imelda May to make her theatre debut

Imelda May to make her theatre debut

Liberties native and renowned singer Imelda May will make her theatre debut this August in the lead role of ‘Mother of All the Behans’, the story of Brendan Behan’s inspirational…

Haircuts 4 Homeless Ireland to bring free grooming services to Smithfield this month

Haircuts 4 Homeless Ireland to bring free grooming services to Smithfield this month

‘Haircuts 4 Homeless Ireland’ are coming to Smithfield this month. The pop-up salon, staffed by trained volunteer hairdressers, will offer haircuts, beard trimming, and other grooming services to anyone who…

The eagerly anticipated refurbishment of Francis Street is here 

The eagerly anticipated refurbishment of Francis Street is here 

The revamp taking place in the heart of Dublin’s Liberties is part of the Francis Street Environmental Improvement scheme, funded by the Dublin City Council.  The urban regeneration plan received a…

Cost of living crisis continues to hit local people

Cost of living crisis continues to hit local people

Rising food and electricity prices continue to be a major concern, especially for older residents living in Dublin 7. Locals have expressed anger and apprehension with the ongoing cost of…

Residents vow not to leave their homes as eviction ban expires

Residents vow not to leave their homes as eviction ban expires

Tenants living at Tathony House, in Kilmainham, Dublin 8, have said that they will not be leaving the 35-apartment complex after receiving a notice to move out by June 2. …

Drug-driving a major issue in Dublin

Drug-driving a major issue in Dublin

Dublin faces a major problem of people driving under the influence of drugs, according to statistics released by the Garda. In just a few weeks in late December and early…

Growing concern with dog fouling on footpaths in The Liberties

Growing concern with dog fouling on footpaths in The Liberties

Footpaths with dog waste left behind on them are a common sight in the Liberties and the issue is a growing concern for the area. Dog waste on footpaths is…