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The Little Flower Penny Dinners: “we are concentrating on survival”

The Little Flower Penny Dinners: “we are concentrating on survival”

The famous Little Flower in Meath Street has been forced to close its building and go fully ‘Meals on Wheels’ – while the number of people seeking their services has increased by…

Is online shopping the new reality for retail?

Is online shopping the new reality for retail?

The pandemic has increased the demand for online shopping. Ailbhe Delargy, a seller on the Depop site for small-scale traders, tells The Liberty how it’s affected her business.  Topshop Oxford Street,…

“It was like Are You Being Served”: Frawley’s, 14 years on

“It was like Are You Being Served”: Frawley’s, 14 years on

Long after the closure of the legendary department store, customers and employees share their fond memories with The Liberty.   It has been 14 years since Frawley’s department store shut its doors…

Cause and Effect: COVID’s Impact on Construction

Cause and Effect: COVID’s Impact on Construction

Covid-19 has affected many sections of society. Rial John Silada spoke with an architect to see how the pandemic has affected construction.  A report by Focus Ireland’s February Focus on Homelessness shows that despite a 37 per…

Mindfulness enables us to “come back to ourselves”

Mindfulness enables us to “come back to ourselves”

The Liberty spoke to a life coach and therapist about mental health during lockdown, depression and mindfulness.   “When stress is ongoing it can easily turn into anxiety. Anxiety will often drive depression,” said Steven Lane, a life…

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…

“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…

Maintaining rehabilitation services during the pandemic

Maintaining rehabilitation services during the pandemic

“COVID has completely changed our approaches – every service we have has been impacted,”- Mark Kennedy, Head of Recovery Services, Merchants Quay Ireland.…

‘It is literally a fight to survive’ – harsh reality for nightclubs and security

‘It is literally a fight to survive’ –  harsh reality for nightclubs and security

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dublin’s nightclubs are struggling to survive. The Liberty explores the challenges, the future and the hopes for Dublin’s clubbing scene.  Since their closure on March 15, 2020, nightclubs have yet…

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…