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Festival sought to unite arts and activism

Festival sought to unite arts and activism

The Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival, which ran in mid-to-late October, was an exciting blend of online and in-person events.   The festival, which has been running since 2018, stepped up…

Coffee shop at St Peter’s Church faces ‘sacrilegious’ backlash 

Coffee shop at St Peter’s Church faces ‘sacrilegious’ backlash 

Pop-up coffee shop CiaoCiaoCoffee has faced backlash because it is set up on the grounds of St. Peter’s Church in Phibsboro.   While the small portable shop was welcomed by St Peter’s parish priest and Dublin…

North inner city a ‘litter blackspot’ says latest report 

North inner city a ‘litter blackspot’ says latest report 

 A recent survey says litter in our main cities has “worsened to levels not seen in ten years”.  And Dublin’s north inner city has been placed at the bottom of rankings of…

Tick Tock when will the clock change stop? 

Tick Tock when will the clock change stop? 

 Nimra Ahmed explores the history of Daylight Saving Time and whether or not Irish people want to continue this practice. At 2 am on Sunday, October 31st the clocks will be going back…

Heart of the city: D8’s healthy heart project 

Heart of the city: D8’s healthy heart project 

In partnership with the Irish Heart Foundation, Smart D8 aims to keep Dublin 8’s heart’s pumping with a new pilot programme. The new ‘Heart of our City’ project aims to…

Confusion mounts for Irish nightclubs prior to reopening

Confusion mounts for Irish nightclubs prior to reopening

Taoiseach Mícheál Martin announced that nightclubs will reopen to those who are vaccinated, meaning Covid-19 certificates will play a key part in gaining entry into clubs along with contact tracing…

Emerging from hibernation with Signs of Life

Emerging from hibernation with Signs of Life

The Signs of Life Festival comes to a close this weekend. The Liberty spoke to the event’s creator and organizer, Louis Scully. The Signs of Life festival, taking place in…

‘New artists have it harder than we had it back then’ says Aslan star Billy McGuinness

‘New artists have it harder than we had it back then’ says Aslan star Billy McGuinness

With the return of live music and live performances, the iconic Dublin based band is making its nationwide comeback. The band have a sold-out show scheduled for the Olympia Theatre on the 1st of…

Moments from the dancefloor in Blackpitts

Moments from the dancefloor in Blackpitts

With one week out until Dublin’s nightlife is expected to return with a bang, reporter Megan Bell speaks to Karl Magee about his newest exhibition that reminds us of the…

Street art is brightening D8

Street art is brightening D8

By Rory Merriman  Vivid streetside painting, long a feature of the Liberties, is having a new surge. Rory Merriman speaks to artists about their craft and the end of the…

GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival: a triumph for queer Irish voices

GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival: a triumph for queer Irish voices

An Irish film festival makes its mark, highlighting the abundance of filmmaking talent in the LGBTQ+ community. GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival Dublin took place from the 29th of September…

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…