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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."…

The impact of the National Children’s Hospital development on local residents

The impact of the National Children’s Hospital development on local residents

Construction on the new National Children’s Hospital began in 2019 and recent news suggests that it may not be completed until 2024. Isabel Ní Challaráin reveals the impact this development has had…

Two Dublin 8 Cathedrals offer their services as mass Covid-19 vaccination centres

Two Dublin 8 Cathedrals offer their services as mass Covid-19 vaccination centres

Christ Church Cathedral and St Patrick’s Cathedral have proposed that their grounds can be used as vaccination hubs. The Government published its vaccination roll-out plan in December. It suggested that…

Liberties Greening Strategy bearing fruit as Bridgefoot Park slated for summer 2021 opening

Liberties Greening Strategy bearing fruit as Bridgefoot Park slated for summer 2021 opening

Dublin City Council have confirmed that construction of a community park bounded by Bridgefoot Street, Island Street, Bonham Street and Robert Emmet Walk is set to finish by early next…

How will Brexit affect the Liberties?

How will Brexit affect the Liberties?

As we go to press, Britain is at last due to leave the European Union, though whether and how it happens is still uncertain. The journey has seen many proposals,…

New co-working space set to open its doors this month

New co-working space set to open its doors this month

A new co-working space called The Masonry will be opening on Thomas Street in March. The repurposing and rejuvenation of this six-floor heritage building will, according to developers ‘Iconic Offices’,…

Architect says councillors have myopic view of hotel development

Architect says councillors have myopic view of hotel development

Two new hotels will open in the Liberties in the coming months providing about 340 bedrooms. Tourist attractions have created a demand for accommodation in the area. A new 202-bed…

Dublin South Central Repeal

The Dublin South Central Repeal group held a launch night on Wednesday the 21st of February, to discuss the upcoming referendum in May. The aim was to educate the people…

The famous Waltons music shop is now closed

The famous Waltons music shop is now closed

The famous music shop Waltons shut its doors on the 12th February. Located in the heart of Dublin for more than 90 years, the shop is now moving all its…

Winter Games 2018 : Ireland returned empty-handed from South Korea

Winter Games 2018 : Ireland returned empty-handed from South Korea

After two weeks of competitions in South Korea – from February 9th to 25th – the 2018 Winter Olympics have kept all their promises. If Norway is the big winner…

Weaver park nominated for European urban park prize

Weaver park nominated for European urban park prize

            In a previous issue of The Liberty we celebrated the opening of Weaver Park, the first public park space to be created in the…

Do kids from the Liberties have enough to do after school?

Do kids from the Liberties have enough to do after school?

By Janus Fabricius You might not remember it, but The Bayno was a play centre for kids in the Liberties. It was where Liberties College is now, and kids used…

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