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Kale+Coco – a hint of the Tropics

Kale+Coco – a hint of the Tropics

The owner of Grangegorman veggie cafe Kale + Coco talks to The Liberty about how she started the business, what she sees as upcoming food trends – and the Christmas menu!    There has been a change in…

Popular toastie spot aims to make Thomas Street ‘home’

Popular toastie spot aims to make Thomas Street ‘home’

In March 2021, bar managers Jack Brennan and Jacob Long were furloughed from their jobs. While Covid shut down businesses all over Ireland, a new one began in Malahide, Co Dublin.  …

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…

Keelan and Aaron Higgs offer Variety in the Liberties

Keelan and Aaron Higgs offer Variety in the Liberties

With the pandemic hitting restaurants especially hard, Head chef and co-owner of Variety Jones restaurant spoke to reporter Nimra Ahmed about home-kit boxes, the restaurant business and plans for the future.   “The name…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Keeping the lights on – Part 2

Keeping the lights on – Part 2

It’s imperative, now more than ever, to keep the local businesses thriving during lockdown.  In light of current restrictions, it’s even more important for people to stay within their 5km region. Luckily…

It’s none of your business COVID!

It’s none of your business COVID!

How has COVID-19 affected business in the liberties?  Covid-19 has affected many businesses throughout the year, but no sector has been hit harder than small local business in the retail and hospitality sector.  The news isn’t all bad however. We spoke to the…

The wolf of White Moose doesn’t let a crisis go to waste

The wolf of White Moose doesn’t let a crisis go to waste

The Moose Box, a lifeline for the White Moose Café in hard times DUBLIN’S White Moose Café, and its connecting hotel, Charleville Lodge, have found a way to endure in…

Meath Street’s hidden gem

Meath Street’s hidden gem

Tucked away in a little corner of Meath Street in the heart of the Liberties is Liberty Market. First opened in 1973, the banner suspended high above the unassuming entrance,…

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