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Dublin 8 named ’15th coolest neighbourhood in the world’

Dublin 8  named ’15th coolest neighbourhood in the world’

Dublin 8 has been voted the 15th coolest neighbourhood in the world by Time Out magazine.   Stretching from Kilmainham, through Inchicore and Islandbridge all the way to the Liberties and Portobello, the Dublin…

Construction post lockdown: What’s changed

Construction post lockdown: What’s changed

With restrictions loosening and economic activity returning, The Liberty checks back on the status of the industry in Ireland. A few months ago, the story of construction and Ireland was filled with many possible…

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…

Unwanted clothes turn into opportunities for people in need

Unwanted clothes turn into opportunities for people in need

With the world turning to sustainable fashion, Theresa Dutton tells InJae Kang about her clothes recycling program, Liberty Recycling. The fast fashion industry has created a massive increase in textile…

Meet the Dublin lads planning to walk to the Eiffel Tower

Meet the Dublin lads planning to walk to the Eiffel Tower

After conquering the Cliffs of Moher last summer, Scott Ward tells The Liberty about his next charity challenge.   It took 62 hours of walking, over 250 kilometres and a whole lot of water for 19-year-old Scott Ward and Derek O’Brien to complete their Cliffs of Moher adventure in…

‘New artists have it harder than we had it back then’ says Aslan star Billy McGuinness

‘New artists have it harder than we had it back then’ says Aslan star Billy McGuinness

With the return of live music and live performances, the iconic Dublin based band is making its nationwide comeback. The band have a sold-out show scheduled for the Olympia Theatre on the 1st of…

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…