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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…

Art brought up to date in honour of Mother and Baby Home survivors

Art brought up to date in honour of Mother and Baby Home survivors

Myriam Riand and Áine O’Brien told The Liberty about their work for Herstory Ireland. To honour St Bridget’s day and the victims of the Mother and Baby Homes, Herstory Ireland in collaboration…

Dublin artist Sophie Meehan remains inspired despite Covid

Dublin artist Sophie Meehan remains inspired despite Covid

The artist and poet talks to The Liberty about the political art she created during lockdown and her love of the city. A hand-made magazine – a zine – might seem like…

“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…

‘No one is ready for 2021’ – Nixer aim for fame despite pandemic

‘No one is ready for 2021’ – Nixer aim for fame despite pandemic

The ‘New Wave’ Irish band talk to The Liberty about future plans and how the pandemic inspired them Nixer is a duo consisting of Seán Keenan and Gearóid Peggs. With…

“You’d even miss people spilling pints at gigs”: Scattered Ashes Band on Covid-19

“You’d even miss people spilling pints at gigs”: Scattered Ashes Band on Covid-19

   “I can’t remember really what it was like before,” lead singer of Scattered Ashes Robert Dalton jokes on an early Friday morning Zoom call.  On a freezing February morning I talked to Scattered…

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…

Restoration Of Medieval Buildings At Kevin Street Gets Green Light

Restoration Of Medieval Buildings At Kevin Street Gets Green Light

The centuries-old buildings at Kevin Street, in the heart of the Liberties, occupied for many years by the Garda Siochana, are to be restored to their former glory under a recent proposal from the Office of Public Works…

Bringing weaving back to the Liberties

Bringing weaving back to the Liberties

With a fabric tape measure around her neck, Marja Almqvist talks with passion about the textile history of the Liberties.  Textile apparels going back to the Vikings era were found in this part…

Creativity in Adversity – Lockdown and the meaning behind ‘TheArtOfAsbestos’

Creativity in Adversity – Lockdown and the meaning behind  ‘TheArtOfAsbestos’

“TheArtOfAsbestos”, often shortened to ‘Asbestos’ is the distinctive moniker by which a Dublin street artist operates in and around Dublin City Centre. Amassing 4,500 Instagram followers, the unidentified artist has experienced wide popularity with his ‘Lost’ series of…

Dirty Dublin photographer capturing Dublin streets in style

Dirty Dublin photographer capturing Dublin streets in style

Dirty Dublin, also known as Jim, is an Irish photographer currently living in Dublin 8, capturing the day-to-day life of the many secret and overlooked scenes of Dublin streets. His poignant and lively photography highlights small city moments, as captivating stills of…