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We face V-Face in Stoneybatter

We face V-Face in Stoneybatter

After an unpromising start in the first lockdown, the owner of V-Face tells Nimra Ahmed about surviving the pandemic, the unusual name and the vegan menu.   “It’s all about the people,…

Drag goes digital

Drag goes digital

Three Dublin drag artists spoke to The Liberty about the transition from live performances to online shows. With the last 12 months hitting most industries hard, the performance industry is one that was…

Dublin’s youngest female jarvey speaks about her experiences

Dublin’s youngest female jarvey speaks about her experiences

With tourism mostly shut down, many Dublin jarveys are out of a job. Holly Ward tells the Liberty about being a horse-drawn carriage driver at age 18 – and how she got…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mother and baby home survivor shares her views on the commission report

Mother and baby home survivor shares her views on the commission report

Valerie Dalton talks to The Liberty about the findings of the mother and baby home commission and her own hopes of learning more about her past.   Valerie Dalton was only a few months…

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…