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# The Liberties

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Work to begin on preserving Iveagh Markets roof after years-long wait
The once-lively indoor marketplace in Dublin 8 has been left vacant.
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Full restoration of Dublin's Iveagh Market expected to cost €23 million
The Guinness family, now in a legal dispute with businessman Martin Keane, wants to restore the market to its former glory.
The Guinness family is keen to quickly resolve the current legal dispute before further deterioration, Michelle Hennessy reports.
Restoring the roof of the historical structure is estimated to cost €6 million.
Call for swift action to preserve Iveagh Market as new images show 'shocking' deterioration
'This is a bit of hope for locals': Guinness family intervention at Iveagh Markets could end long-running saga over its future
Green light for 'boutique hotel' style student accommodation in Dublin’s Liberties in spite of locals' concerns
Residents say he increase of transient type accommodation will have a negative impact on the current community in the Liberties.
James Joyce House was 'not designed for intensive daily use' as a 56-bed hostel
It was built “nearly 250 years ago and was not designed or constructed for intensive daily use,” the Irish Georgian Society said.
'He lifted the gloom of the nation': Dublin says goodbye to Brendan Grace
The Liberties was shut down for the day as fans and friends gathered for the funeral of Brendan Grace.
'A kick in the teeth for the community': Another 235 student beds approved for The Liberties
The new beds will be operated by Global Student Accommodation.
Work finally begins to refurbish The Liberties' Peace Park
There’s been disagreement over whether a First World War memorial should be placed in the ‘peace’ park.
Dublin 8 locals protest Harry Crosbie's Vicar Street Hotel development
Dublin City Council gave the green light to the 185-bedroom hotel last month.
Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments
“We’re planting something that’s going to grow in Spring, so we’re hoping we get to stay,” a spokesperson told
'We need more of this, not less': Liberties locals up in arms over plans to 'bulldoze' allotments and community garden
Dublin City Council says it is ‘difficult’ to find an alternative spot for the allotment holders.
Growing up in The Liberties: 'We thought we were posh because we had our own hall door'
There have been some great characters in The Liberties over the years, writes Josie Sheehan.
Double Take: The Bride St plaques featuring stories of life in Dublin 8
Quotes, stories and jokes from inner-city residents, all cast in bronze.
A building site was evacuated after an artillery shell was found in Dublin's Liberties today
It’s the second time in a week that the bomb squad has been called to an incident in Dublin.
Students living in €249-a-week accommodation offered partial refunds due to months of construction work
A number of students have complained about loud construction work ongoing since October.
Fears The Liberties will become 'another Temple Bar' as latest student accommodation gets planning approval
Concerns have been raised at the pace of change in one of Dublin’s oldest areas.
Dublin City's Weaver Park nominated for a European urban park prize
The park, located in the heart of the Liberties, was opened in September last year.
A last-ditch attempt to save an old pub has stalled a €200m project to overhaul Dublin's Liberties
An Taisce thinks redevelopment of Newmarket Square will “erase” the area’s qualities.
Market stalls in Dublin's Liberties raided this morning in counterfeit goods operation
Gardai confirmed a number of searches took place this morning.
Diageo announces plans for a new urban quarter at St James's Gate
The quarter will be a mixed use area with commercial, office and residential space and will be fully integrated into the wider Liberties area.
'It's been jammers': Dublin just got its first new public park in 8 years
“There’s a relationship between green space and mental health of those living around it,” one campaigner said.
This is what the major regeneration of Dublin's Liberties will look like
The regeneration would sustain 1,700 permanent jobs, its planners said.
'We've seen mistakes in Dublin in the past. We don't want the Liberties to become soulless'
We look at how business is faring in the Dublin neighbourhood as it undergoes regeneration.
How a Norwegian street musician crashed her van in The Liberties, bought a horse, and was embraced by the community
The Musical Slave recently released a music video which focuses on the two and a half years she spent in The Liberties in Dublin and the people she met there.
A wonderful mural in tribute to Carrie Fisher has just popped up in Dublin
It’s our girl Leia.
Court challenge brought against use of Dublin community centre as homeless hostel
Dublin City Council says it is reacting to a “humanitarian crisis”.
"The priests would have roast beef for dinner, and a fella would collect the drippings and sell it in his shop" - The songs and stories of Dublin's Liberties
A new programme has encouraged residents of the historical district to write about their area.
The Liberties is getting a brand new cafe dedicated entirely to cookies
Dublin Cookie Co is coming to town.
Dublin 8 just got a new coffee shop but LOOK at the sausage rolls and pastries
Get in our bellies!
€5m distillery planned for Dublin church
Multinational animal feed player to build distillery on site of St James’s church where Daniel O’Connell laid foundation stone.
In 2016 there'll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin's Digital Hub
Part of the historic Marshalsea debtors’ prison will also be refurbished to create more office space for tech firms.
'Secret Millionaire' community centre in Dublin's inner city closes down
The St Nicholas of Myra centre in The Liberties in Dublin’s inner city had become a hub for people in the area – but now it faces the same fate as so many community centres.
GALLERY: Striking photos of inner-city Dublin and its residents
Photographer Karl Martini captured kids, shopkeepers and passers-by in The Liberties.
Dublin writers' exhibition opens in the Liberties
W.B. Yeats was poor at spelling and Samuel Beckett was born on a Friday 13th…just some of the facts you will learn at the newly-opened Dublin Writers’ exhibition.