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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…

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…

Pop-up walk-in Covid-19 test centres open

Pop-up walk-in Covid-19 test centres open

People without symptoms or close contacts can get tested until Wednesday in several areas where the virus has been active, including Grangegorman, Blanchardstown, Tallaght, Irishtown and Tullamore, Co.Offaly.   Covid-19 tests are available free…

Dublin taxi services still suffering a year into pandemic

Dublin taxi services still suffering a year into pandemic

Since March of 2020, the businesses of taxi drivers have suffered severely. There has been a 70% fall-off in the demand for taxis, while many drivers may go days without receiving…

St. Brendan’s response to Covid-19

St. Brendan’s response to Covid-19

As lockdowns continue to grip Ireland for the third time, The Liberty hears how a Grangegorman GAA club has been affected by the pandemic. In March last year, the GAA…

Container Coffee: a coffee shop with a twist

Container Coffee: a coffee shop with a twist

From producing a medical reality-TV show to selling coffee from a shipping container in the Liberties is no ordinary transition, as Gordon Hickey explains. “We had a shipping container. We…

Inter-county further delayed as GAA players wait in limbo

Inter-county further delayed as GAA players wait in limbo

Taoiseach Michael Martin has dealt another blow to GAA players and clubs after current level 5 restrictions were extended further until 5 April. “We have an appetite to go back…

‘A slap in the face’ – reaction and aftermath of anti-lockdown protest in Dublin

‘A slap in the face’ – reaction and aftermath of anti-lockdown protest in Dublin

Local politicians tell The Liberty what they think of the extended lockdown and the recent controversial demonstration against it.   The protest on the streets of Dublin on February 27 was labelled a ‘riot’ by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, during…

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…

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…

Kicking through COVID: martial arts clubs remain active

Kicking through COVID: martial arts clubs remain active

COVID-19 has profoundly affected many areas of Irish life, one such area being sports, and more specifically: the field of martial arts. Three martial arts instructors recently spoke with The Liberty to…

HOW TO COPE WITH ADDICTION DURING COVID-19:

HOW TO COPE WITH ADDICTION DURING COVID-19:

Addiction is a problem that affects a huge number of people, to various degrees of severity.   There can be all sorts of addictions that can affect people of all demographics. From…

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