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European Parliament election – who are your candidates?

European Parliament election – who are your candidates?

On June 7, there will be elections for European Parliament – with Ireland having 14 seats up for grabs. The Dublin constituency have four available MEP seats, while the Midlands-North-West…

Street trading: A dying culture in the Liberties?

Street trading: A dying culture in the Liberties?

Street trading has been part of Irish culture for generations. Irish women and men from the distant past have passed down this occupation from mother to daughter or father to…

Repair begins on historic Iveagh Market roof

Repair begins on historic Iveagh Market roof

Refurbishment works at Iveagh Markets are set to begin this month.  The iconic Francis Street landmark is set to undergo roof repair works after two decades of laying derelict. In…

Stoneybatter’s journey through gentrification

Stoneybatter’s journey through gentrification

From working class roots to a ‘creative quarter, vibrant Stoneybatter is a neighbourhood in Dublin rich in history dating back as far as the 18’th century – and in more…

The chequered history of Tailors’ Hall

The chequered history of Tailors’ Hall

A guild that clothed gentlemen, officers and servants. Ian Lumley, Heritage officer of an Taisce spoke to The Liberty to explain the history and the ongoing story of Tailors Hall,…

Croppies’ Acre: A public park with a deep history

Croppies’ Acre: A public park with a deep history

The 1798 rebellion was the first time Irish republicans rebelled against the British empire, and the lost lives are now commemorated in Croppies’ Acre, situated off Wolfe Tone Quay in…

Shhh… we’re reading here! Dublin’s first Silent Book Club

Shhh… we’re reading here! Dublin’s first Silent Book Club

Once a month, Mish.Mash Art Cafe on Capel Street hosts a Silent Book Club. It is exactly what it sounds like, an evening where anyone can come down with any…

Collins Barracks museum – a hub for history and arts

Collins Barracks museum – a hub for history and arts

The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History is situated just off Benburb Street, near Stoneybatter. The Museum is located in Collins Barracks, one of the most notorious…

The Liberties May mental health initiative

The Liberties May mental health initiative

Smart D8 is using May to focus on mental health and wellbeing, with free workshops throughout the month.  There will be limited tickets to these events, so it’s on a…

Renovation of Dublin’s iconic fruit & veg markets progresses 

Renovation of Dublin’s iconic fruit & veg markets progresses 

The markets closed in 2019 to facilitate renovations. Dublin City Council has announced it will soon be issuing a construction tender for the renovation of the iconic Victorian-era fruit and…

Concerns about security on the Luas 

Concerns about security on the Luas 

The Luas has been plagued with anti-social behaviour for a long time both on the red and green line, but the question is, how is the Luas security handling this…

The Liberty Market

The Liberty Market

The Liberty Market is one of Dublin city’s oldest markets, opening its doors up all the way back in 1973.  Located in the Liberties on Meath Street, the Liberty Market…