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Taoiseach announces reopening plan

Taoiseach announces reopening plan

Micheál Martin announced plans for reopening business and social life in a televised speech on Thursday evening.  From May 10, travel between counties will be permitted, along with appointment-based retail…

‘The sham of this decision’

‘The sham of this decision’

The Digital Hub, home to technology companies since 2003, is to be shut down and the space re-developed into social and affordable housing.  The Liberty heard about the disappointment in James’s Street.…

Keep on truckin’

Keep on truckin’

Food trucks have been part of the urban experience of the pandemic, bringing a new aspect to takeaway food. And now they’re popping out all over Ireland. The Liberty spoke to…

Medical cannabis – a step forward

Medical cannabis – a step forward

While many people in Ireland struggle to secure affordable medicinal cannabis, Gino Kenny TD told The Liberty that the upcoming Medical Cannabis Access Programme falls short of what needs to be done.  The Medical Cannabis Access Programme (MCAB)…

Francis Street revamp gets green light

Francis Street revamp gets green light

Following years of planning and designing, the quirky Dublin 8 thoroughfare will finally transform into a pedestrian friendly environment, fit for ‘a day out’. The Liberty spoke to Stephen Coyne, Dublin City Council coordinator of the…

Test centres are stuck in traffic

Test centres are stuck in traffic

Covid-19 has had a special impact on learner drivers – interfering with both lessons and tests. Following the March 2020 lockdown, driving and theory tests were stopped for a period…

Sinn Féin stays opposed to Shared Equity Scheme

Sinn Féin stays opposed to Shared Equity Scheme

The Liberty spoke to Eoin Ó Broin of Sinn Féin about the party’s opposition to the Government’s ongoing housing policy – and especially the plan that would see the State take a share in…

Gender-violence protests highlight women’s lack of freedom

Gender-violence protests highlight women’s lack of freedom

The Liberty spoke to former Solidarity TD, Ruth Coppinger, after the recent ‘stand-outs’ held in Dublin and other Irish cities, following the murder of Sarah Everard in England last month. …

What’s the buzz?

What’s the buzz?

Austin Campbell, director of the Robert Emmet Community Development Project, told the Liberty about the inner city beekeeping project.  With an increase in sugar tax and worries about health, people…

Ireland’s first wildlife hospital is open for care

Ireland’s first wildlife hospital is open for care

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland’s hospital in Meath has treated a large range of wild animals since its opening earlier in February, ranging from badgers to squirrels.  What do you do when…

Progress on renovating the Liberties

Progress on renovating the Liberties

The area is the heart and soul of Dublin, and it has had its fair share of wear and tear over the years. Long-promised development projects should finally be happening…

Housing Minister hits back at critics

Housing Minister hits back at critics

With the housing crisis on the public’s mind, The Liberty heard from Minister Darragh O’Brien (Fianna Fáil) about his programme to help people buy homes. The Minister for Housing, Development and…

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