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Blackpitt’s mosque granted planning permission for redevelopment

Blackpitt’s mosque granted planning permission for redevelopment

Blackpitts Mosque near Warrenmount Primary School has been granted planning permission to redevelop its existing site despite an appeal from the school.  The existing mosque sits in an old warehouse and…

‘I’m just very excited to get back performing in front of real humans again’

‘I’m just very excited to get back performing in front of real humans again’

Kyle Thornton of Liberties-based band Nerves speaks to The Liberty about the lockdown, their creative process and Dublin’s music scene.  From artists to authors to bands, the Liberties a hub of Irish talent.…

Smithfield Square awarded Fáilte Ireland Urban Animation Grant

Smithfield Square awarded Fáilte Ireland Urban Animation Grant

Smithfield Square has been awarded a grant of €847,500 by Fáilte Ireland as part of a scheme to “transform and reimagine urban spaces”. The scheme was open to all 31 local authorities in Ireland, with ‘urban animation’…

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…

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…

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…