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Street art is brightening D8

Street art is brightening D8

By Rory Merriman  Vivid streetside painting, long a feature of the Liberties, is having a new surge. Rory Merriman speaks to artists about their craft and the end of the…

GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival: a triumph for queer Irish voices

GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival: a triumph for queer Irish voices

An Irish film festival makes its mark, highlighting the abundance of filmmaking talent in the LGBTQ+ community. GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival Dublin took place from the 29th of September…

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,…

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…