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Republic of Ireland vs Portugal match report

Republic of Ireland vs Portugal match report

While it wasn’t quite the famous victory that Ireland dreamed of, a goalless draw against Portugal shows the steady improvement that has been made under Stephen Kenny throughout the qualifying campaign.  After keeping…

World Cup qualifier preview: can Ireland keep Ronaldo quiet?

World Cup qualifier preview: can Ireland keep Ronaldo quiet?

Narrowly beaten in the previous fixture against Portugal, can Stephen Kenny’s side right the wrongs of the Faro fixture and produce a result in an atmospheric Aviva?  Ever since Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny labelled his players “heroic” after the previous Portugal fixture, Ireland…

Green light for the greening initiative?

Green light for the greening initiative?

In 2019, the Dublin City Council (DCC) announced a Greening Strategy for The Liberties and the Stoneybatter area. Plans included planting trees on inner-city residential streets in an attempt to introduce more ‘green spaces’…

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.  …

‘I’m just very excited to get back performing in front of real humans again’

‘I’m just very excited to get back performing in front of real humans again’

Kyle Thornton of Liberties-based band Nerves speaks to The Liberty about the lockdown, their creative process and Dublin’s music scene.  From artists to authors to bands, the Liberties a hub of Irish talent.…

Smithfield Square awarded Fáilte Ireland Urban Animation Grant

Smithfield Square awarded Fáilte Ireland Urban Animation Grant

Smithfield Square has been awarded a grant of €847,500 by Fáilte Ireland as part of a scheme to “transform and reimagine urban spaces”. The scheme was open to all 31 local authorities in Ireland, with ‘urban animation’…

Festival sought to unite arts and activism

Festival sought to unite arts and activism

The Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival, which ran in mid-to-late October, was an exciting blend of online and in-person events.   The festival, which has been running since 2018, stepped up…

Kicking into gear: reopening and martial arts

Kicking into gear: reopening and martial arts

A year and a half of lockdowns have hopefully finally ended. The Liberty spoke to Desmond Phelan of Arbour Hill Boxing Club and Andre Zavatini of Brazier Jiu Jitsu Academy to see what this a return to normal…

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…

Tick Tock when will the clock change stop? 

Tick Tock when will the clock change stop? 

 Nimra Ahmed explores the history of Daylight Saving Time and whether or not Irish people want to continue this practice. At 2 am on Sunday, October 31st the clocks will be going back…

Confusion mounts for Irish nightclubs prior to reopening

Confusion mounts for Irish nightclubs prior to reopening

Taoiseach Mícheál Martin announced that nightclubs will reopen to those who are vaccinated, meaning Covid-19 certificates will play a key part in gaining entry into clubs along with contact tracing…