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Taoiseach announces reopening plan

Taoiseach announces reopening plan

Micheál Martin announced plans for reopening business and social life in a televised speech on Thursday evening.  From May 10, travel between counties will be permitted, along with appointment-based retail…

Golf courses reopen as Government relax restrictions

Golf courses reopen as Government relax restrictions

After a total of 210 days closed by the pandemic, the game is back. The Liberty speaks with club members about getting back on the tees, greens and fairways. In December,…

‘The sham of this decision’

‘The sham of this decision’

The Digital Hub, home to technology companies since 2003, is to be shut down and the space re-developed into social and affordable housing.  The Liberty heard about the disappointment in James’s Street.…

‘Let’s make a modern Ulysses’

‘Let’s make a modern Ulysses’

The Liberty hears from Max Zanaga of the Irish-based band Tebi Rex about Musictown 2021, in collaboration with The Word Up Collective, putting on a very Dublin online show. The Dublin Music and Arts Festival, Musictown 2021,…

Keep on truckin’

Keep on truckin’

Food trucks have been part of the urban experience of the pandemic, bringing a new aspect to takeaway food. And now they’re popping out all over Ireland. The Liberty spoke to…

Kevin Street Library keeps the community together

Kevin Street Library keeps the community together

It seems like no sooner had the library reopened after years of renovation than Covid-19 closed it down again. The Liberty hears from branch manager Charlotte Fabian about a beloved…

‘My art began to suit the atmosphere of the country’

‘My art began to suit the atmosphere of the country’

From drawing as a child in a small town in County Galway to learning in the Liberties and then having his artwork tour the world, illustrator David Rooney discusses his creative process – and a success rooted…

Medical cannabis – a step forward

Medical cannabis – a step forward

While many people in Ireland struggle to secure affordable medicinal cannabis, Gino Kenny TD told The Liberty that the upcoming Medical Cannabis Access Programme falls short of what needs to be done.  The Medical Cannabis Access Programme (MCAB)…

Francis Street revamp gets green light

Francis Street revamp gets green light

Following years of planning and designing, the quirky Dublin 8 thoroughfare will finally transform into a pedestrian friendly environment, fit for ‘a day out’. The Liberty spoke to Stephen Coyne, Dublin City Council coordinator of the…

Test centres are stuck in traffic

Test centres are stuck in traffic

Covid-19 has had a special impact on learner drivers – interfering with both lessons and tests. Following the March 2020 lockdown, driving and theory tests were stopped for a period…

Sinn Féin stays opposed to Shared Equity Scheme

Sinn Féin stays opposed to Shared Equity Scheme

The Liberty spoke to Eoin Ó Broin of Sinn Féin about the party’s opposition to the Government’s ongoing housing policy – and especially the plan that would see the State take a share in…

Gender-violence protests highlight women’s lack of freedom

Gender-violence protests highlight women’s lack of freedom

The Liberty spoke to former Solidarity TD, Ruth Coppinger, after the recent ‘stand-outs’ held in Dublin and other Irish cities, following the murder of Sarah Everard in England last month. …

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