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‘Let’s make a modern Ulysses’

‘Let’s make a modern Ulysses’

The Liberty hears from Max Zanaga of the Irish-based band Tebi Rex about Musictown 2021, in collaboration with The Word Up Collective, putting on a very Dublin online show. The Dublin Music and Arts Festival, Musictown 2021,…

Kevin Street Library keeps the community together

Kevin Street Library keeps the community together

It seems like no sooner had the library reopened after years of renovation than Covid-19 closed it down again. The Liberty hears from branch manager Charlotte Fabian about a beloved…

‘My art began to suit the atmosphere of the country’

‘My art began to suit the atmosphere of the country’

From drawing as a child in a small town in County Galway to learning in the Liberties and then having his artwork tour the world, illustrator David Rooney discusses his creative process – and a success rooted…

Imelda May: ‘The people in the community have held each other up for years’

Imelda May: ‘The people in the community have held each other up for years’

The Liberty sat down with the singer over Zoom and spoke with her about her new album, learning Irish during lockdown and what it means to have grown up in…

Cutting back on plastic in the Liberties

Cutting back on plastic in the Liberties

Various businesses in the area tell the Liberty how they are reducing their use of unnecessary plastics.    “We in the Guinness Storehouse are and will continue to work on reducing…

When will Ireland start to re-open?

When will Ireland start to re-open?

As we approach the warmer summer months with cases slowly decreasing, the question is when will Ireland be out of Level 5 and start to re-open again?  Katrina O’Donoghue is worried about the…

Phibsboro: A community seeking climate-change improvements for everyone

Phibsboro: A community seeking climate-change improvements for everyone

The Northside neighbourhood was recently chosen to take part in a pilot project for community-based action that aims to build upon local knowledge and expertise – including at Bohemian FC.  “Well to…

Fatima community garden is part of the growth of a neighbourhood

Fatima community garden is part of the growth of a neighbourhood

Doug Hazel of the Back of the Pipes Residents Association tells The Liberty how their green-patch project got started, and how it is recovering from a pandemic lockdown that became…

Liberties gallery goes global to get out of a jam

Liberties gallery goes global to get out of a jam

“Making the place profitable after all of this is going to be a hard one.” The owners of Jam Art Factory on Patrick Street tell The Liberty about their plans for the future.  Jam…

Bru Box: From GAA grounds to coffee grounds

Bru Box: From GAA grounds to coffee grounds

GAA stars Nathan Mullins and Eamonn Fennell swap the pitch for lattes as they spoke with The Liberty about their new business venture.   Creating a close community atmosphere and aligning with the COVID-19 guidelines have always been…

Troubling times won’t stop Hop-on Hop-off tours from exploring Dublin

Troubling times won’t stop Hop-on Hop-off tours from exploring Dublin

Hop-on Hop-off tours are a huge part of the tourism industry in major cities around the globe. Conor Kenny reveals how various Irish tour companies plan on proceeding in the future.    In pre-COVID times, Hop-on Hop-off bus tours gave tourists and Irish people a…

Container Coffee: a coffee shop with a twist

Container Coffee: a coffee shop with a twist

From producing a medical reality-TV show to selling coffee from a shipping container in the Liberties is no ordinary transition, as Gordon Hickey explains. “We had a shipping container. We…