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Dublin City’s underground sewage upgrade

Dublin City’s underground sewage upgrade

Irish Water and Dublin City Council will be working together to upgrade the old sewage system that runs beneath the city.   The underground sewage network dates back to Georgian times,…

Street artists fight to keep their art on the walls of Dublin

Street artists fight to keep their art on the walls of Dublin

The artists of Subset are determined to end the longstanding argument regarding public art and planning permission. After several disputes over the last ten years, Dublin City Council is now…

Recycle Christmas Trees for free

Recycle Christmas Trees for free

The Liberty learns about recycling live Christmas trees for free at various locations throughout Dublin. Christmas is just around the corner, with shining decorations across Dublin City and the Dublin Winter Lights illuminating 21 iconic…

Local campaigner calls for more green spaces in the Liberties

Local campaigner calls for more green spaces in the Liberties

Following years of campaigning and an ‘extensive design process’ a patch on Bridgefoot Street was turned into a grassland from wasteland – but residents have called for more to be done.   Brigdefoot Street Park is due…

Dublin ‘lights up’ for Christmas using eco-friendly generators

Dublin ‘lights up’ for Christmas using eco-friendly generators

Dublin City Council has made the Liberties one of the locations for the ‘Dublin’s Winter Lights’ project.  Twenty-one locations over two walking trails will be decorated with projections and lighting displays.  This…

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’…

Iveagh Markets’ roof is ‘close to collapse’     

Iveagh Markets’ roof is ‘close to collapse’     

The Iveagh Markets are in ‘urgent need’ of repair, according to the Liberties Cultural Association.    “If something is not done in the next few months, the roof could collapse in…

‘It appears to be the straw that broke the camel’s back’

‘It appears to be the straw that broke the camel’s back’

Plans to surround the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield with yet another Dublin hotel have prompted outrage among musicians and activists – who argue that the destruction of the city’s cultural…

Housing plans for former Player Wills factory site

Housing plans for former Player Wills factory site

“I agree The Liberties needs more housing, but it must be the right type of housing; co-living is just not the answer."…

Is there space for trees on Dublin 8 streets?

Is there space for trees on Dublin 8 streets?

Trees Often hidden among the red-brick buildings and the cream and rust flats, sparse patches of grass and trees decorate the Liberties.  However, due to the density of building in…

A Guide to Dublin’s Festival Of History

A Guide to Dublin’s Festival Of History

Dublin Festival Of History is currently underway The Dublin Festival of History is currently under way and runs until Sunday, October 20th. This year the Festival, organised by Dublin City…

Legal issues keeping Iveagh Market off derelict register

Legal issues keeping Iveagh Market off derelict register

Despite the Iveagh Market buildings having been left in disrepair for years, Dublin City Council have said that due to “legal issues relating to ownership of the buildings”, they are…

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