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Remembering Dublin’s late 20th-century ‘darkside’

Remembering Dublin’s late 20th-century ‘darkside’

Have you ever wondered what it was like to grow up ‘alternative’ in a conservative Ireland during the 1980s and ’90s?  “Growing up in the ’80s, there were a lot…

The rise in vape shops in The Liberties

The rise in vape shops in The Liberties

Vape shops are becoming more and more common by the day. They are popping up in areas all over the country. Some towns have three or four shops dedicated to…

The Liberty Soup Run – the heart of Dublin city  

The Liberty Soup Run – the heart of Dublin city  

The Liberty Soup Run has been a huge factor in helping people sleeping rough and people struggling with addiction for the last five years. From one man in a van…

BIMM Dublin: Epicentre of new music in the heart of the Liberties

BIMM Dublin: Epicentre of new music in the heart of the Liberties

Coursing through the Liberties is a music culture evident from all corners of the district.   For many years, Dublin’s inner city has been the home, school, and playground for young…

Patrick’s Park – a resting place surrounded by history

Patrick’s Park – a resting place surrounded by history

One of the lovely city parks, beside St Patrick’s Cathedral in the heart of the Liberties, should be on your list for a visit. St Patrick’s Park, in the Liberties,…

Hope For Homeless – a soup kitchen for everyone

Hope For Homeless – a soup kitchen for everyone

In the heart of Dublin, there’s a place where people in unfortunate situations can find some comfort. Right in the centre of the GPO (General Post Office), on O’Connell Street,…

The Santanas and V-Sensei mosh up the Workman’s Club

The Santanas and V-Sensei mosh up the Workman’s Club

Co-headliners the Santanas, brothers from Balbriggan, and Victor Makinde, stage name V-Sensei, climaxed a big night of music at the Workman’s in late Feburary. They topped a bill that included…

Student Contribution Puts Pressure On Families

Student Contribution Puts Pressure On Families

Ireland once took pride in providing free third-level education – unlike across the pond in the United States, where, unless you are lucky enough to come from a wealthy family, or are awarded a scholarship,…

The distilleries of Dublin’s Liberties

The distilleries of Dublin’s Liberties

The Liberties was the heart of brewing and distilling in Dublin in the 18th and 19th century, but by 1973 the last distillery had closed its doors. However, in recent…

Irish Wrestling: A struggle to find a new home

Irish Wrestling: A struggle to find a new home

For years, the Tivoli has been home to many different events. District 8, concerts, and other social events, all graced the stage of the theatre. It was also the monthly…

The Secret Scripture review

The Secret Scripture review

In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot, Brothers… For almost 20 years now, Jim Sheridan has proved himself one of the finest Irish directors of his generation. He…

Wetherspoon’s opening on Camden Street.

Wetherspoon’s opening on Camden Street.

In the coming weeks, the much anticipated and controversial J.D Wetherspoons will open on Camden Street, following in the footsteps of Dún Laoghaire and Blackrock in bringing cheap food and…

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