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Merchants Quay Ireland – respite from the ravages of life

Merchants Quay Ireland – respite from the ravages of life

Merchants Quay is a unique place in the centre of the city for people to go for a cup of tea, a chat or more. The Liberty is on a…

Haircuts 4 Homeless Ireland to bring free grooming services to Smithfield this month

Haircuts 4 Homeless Ireland to bring free grooming services to Smithfield this month

‘Haircuts 4 Homeless Ireland’ are coming to Smithfield this month. The pop-up salon, staffed by trained volunteer hairdressers, will offer haircuts, beard trimming, and other grooming services to anyone who…

Protests continue after arrests at ‘Ionad Seán Heuston’

Protests continue after arrests at ‘Ionad Seán Heuston’

A vacant site just across the Liffey from Heuston station, dubbed ‘Ionad Seán Heuston’, has continued to be the focus of protests after a huge Garda operation broke up an…

Maintaining rehabilitation services during the pandemic

Maintaining rehabilitation services during the pandemic

“COVID has completely changed our approaches – every service we have has been impacted,”- Mark Kennedy, Head of Recovery Services, Merchants Quay Ireland.…

Who says students can’t live in style

An Bord Pleanála greenlit 368 student bed spaces in the Liberties that promise to be a more high-end accommodation for students. Summix FRC Developments Ltd is the company that will…

Secret Street Tours – Discover the Liberties with this unique walking tour led by homeless people

Secret Street Tours – Discover the Liberties with this unique walking tour led by homeless people

Secret Street Tours is a non-profit organisation that was set up by Founder Tom Austin in October 2018. The company officially launched on the 3rd of December last year with…

Bring Your Own Art Show at Lucky’s Bar

Lucky’s Bar on Meath Street are holding their second Bring Your Own Art Art Show after the success of their first one. Inspired by a similar event in New York,…

Housing shortage in The Liberties

Housing shortage in The Liberties

By Jack Maguire Homelessness is a rising problem in the Liberties and Dublin in particular, with no sign of any solution since the census results were released in August.  …

Liberties charity hope to win €1000 in the ‘Better Together’ competition

Liberties charity hope to win €1000 in the ‘Better Together’ competition

A local Liberties charity has entered the “Better Together” video story competition in the hopes of winning €1000 to help homeless people in Dublin Inner City. The Mendicity Institution, based…

Opinion: refugees links with the homelessness crisis

Opinion: refugees links with the homelessness crisis

The current refugee crisis has sparked a new wave of generosity and love as people all over the world welcome refugees. The heart-wrenching photo of a three year old boy…

Plans For modular homes schemes pick up pace

Plans For modular homes schemes pick up pace

At the end of August more than 600 families in Dublin were living in either hotels or homeless accommodation. This is excluding all the homeless sleeping rough on the streets…

Homelessness on rise as rent payments stall

Homelessness on rise as rent payments stall

The government’s failure to adequately increase rent allowances has contributed to a sharp rise in homelessness, a report has revealed. According to statistics released by the Simon Community, the end…

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