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#The Liberties

# the-liberties - Last year 2021

Full restoration of Dublin's Iveagh Market expected to cost €23 million
# The Liberties
# The Liberties

Full restoration of Dublin's Iveagh Market expected to cost €23 million

Aug 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,970 Views 30 Comments
  • 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.

# the-liberties - All time

Green light for 'boutique hotel' style student accommodation in Dublin’s Liberties in spite of locals' concerns
# Taking Liberties
# Taking Liberties

Green light for 'boutique hotel' style student accommodation in Dublin’s Liberties in spite of locals' concerns

Dec 19th 2019, 10:00 PM 24,377 Views 26 Comments

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
# Dead Set Against
# Dead Set Against

James Joyce House was 'not designed for intensive daily use' as a 56-bed hostel

Nov 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,904 Views 8 Comments

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
# RIP
# RIP

'He lifted the gloom of the nation': Dublin says goodbye to Brendan Grace

Jul 15th 2019, 5:45 PM 48,437 Views 25 Comments

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
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

'A kick in the teeth for the community': Another 235 student beds approved for The Liberties

Apr 19th 2019, 6:05 AM 35,565 Views 45 Comments

The new beds will be operated by Global Student Accommodation.

Work finally begins to refurbish The Liberties' Peace Park
# Dublin
# Dublin

Work finally begins to refurbish The Liberties' Peace Park

Feb 16th 2019, 6:00 PM 24,609 Views 12 Comments

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
# The Liberties
# The Liberties

Dublin 8 locals protest Harry Crosbie's Vicar Street Hotel development

Feb 16th 2019, 4:45 PM 30,309 Views 61 Comments

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
# The Liberties
# The Liberties

Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments

Jan 9th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,622 Views 19 Comments

“We’re planting something that’s going to grow in Spring, so we’re hoping we get to stay,” a spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.

'We need more of this, not less': Liberties locals up in arms over plans to 'bulldoze' allotments and community garden
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

'We need more of this, not less': Liberties locals up in arms over plans to 'bulldoze' allotments and community garden

Nov 24th 2018, 6:00 AM 15,412 Views 14 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

Growing up in The Liberties: 'We thought we were posh because we had our own hall door'

Jul 21st 2018, 7:30 PM 39,338 Views 20 Comments

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
# Double Take
# Double Take

Double Take: The Bride St plaques featuring stories of life in Dublin 8

Jun 13th 2018, 4:50 PM 1,282 Views 1 Comment

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
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

A building site was evacuated after an artillery shell was found in Dublin's Liberties today

Apr 5th 2018, 3:47 PM 14,385 Views 3 Comments

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
# Mill Street
# Mill Street

Students living in €249-a-week accommodation offered partial refunds due to months of construction work

Mar 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 22,745 Views 31 Comments

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
# The Liberties
# The Liberties

Fears The Liberties will become 'another Temple Bar' as latest student accommodation gets planning approval

Mar 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 31,595 Views 38 Comments

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 Liberties
# The Liberties

Dublin City's Weaver Park nominated for a European urban park prize

Feb 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 23,843 Views 12 Comments

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
# The Liberties
# The Liberties

A last-ditch attempt to save an old pub has stalled a €200m project to overhaul Dublin's Liberties

Dec 28th 2017, 6:10 AM 46,819 Views 35 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

Market stalls in Dublin's Liberties raided this morning in counterfeit goods operation

Dec 19th 2017, 2:12 PM 59,096 Views 67 Comments

Gardai confirmed a number of searches took place this morning.

Diageo announces plans for a new urban quarter at St James's Gate
# St James's Gate Quarter
# St James's Gate Quarter

Diageo announces plans for a new urban quarter at St James's Gate

Oct 4th 2017, 11:51 AM 16,191 Views 21 Comments

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
# Weaver Park
# Weaver Park

'It's been jammers': Dublin just got its first new public park in 8 years

Oct 3rd 2017, 6:40 AM 59,531 Views 17 Comments

“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
# Newmarket Square
# Newmarket Square

This is what the major regeneration of Dublin's Liberties will look like

Jul 3rd 2017, 1:38 PM 34,115 Views 68 Comments

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'
# Policy
# Policy

'We've seen mistakes in Dublin in the past. We don't want the Liberties to become soulless'

Mar 3rd 2017, 10:11 AM 3,516 Views 3 Comments

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
# No Plan
# No Plan

How a Norwegian street musician crashed her van in The Liberties, bought a horse, and was embraced by the community

Feb 10th 2017, 12:01 AM 4,443 Views 13 Comments

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
# A New Hope
From The Daily Edge
# A New Hope

A wonderful mural in tribute to Carrie Fisher has just popped up in Dublin

Jan 20th 2017, 10:35 AM 4,930 Views 2 Comments

It’s our girl Leia.

Court challenge brought against use of Dublin community centre as homeless hostel
# The Liberties
# The Liberties

Court challenge brought against use of Dublin community centre as homeless hostel

Jan 18th 2017, 6:20 PM 14,120 Views 0 Comments

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
# What's The Story?
# What's The Story?

"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

Jul 19th 2016, 8:30 PM 35,708 Views 44 Comments

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
# Cookie Shop
From The Daily Edge
# Cookie Shop

The Liberties is getting a brand new cafe dedicated entirely to cookies

Feb 23rd 2016, 3:00 PM 5,633 Views 5 Comments

Dublin Cookie Co is coming to town.

Dublin 8 just got a new coffee shop but LOOK at the sausage rolls and pastries
# What A Liberty
From The Daily Edge
# What A Liberty

Dublin 8 just got a new coffee shop but LOOK at the sausage rolls and pastries

Jan 7th 2016, 11:12 AM 14,315 Views 8 Comments

Get in our bellies!

€5m distillery planned for Dublin church
# Holy Spirits
# Holy Spirits

€5m distillery planned for Dublin church

Mar 24th 2014, 6:11 PM 26,134 Views 39 Comments

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
# Tech Firms
# Tech Firms

In 2016 there'll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin's Digital Hub

Mar 24th 2014, 9:01 AM 11,401 Views 3 Comments

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 Liberties
# The Liberties

'Secret Millionaire' community centre in Dublin's inner city closes down

Dec 15th 2013, 7:45 AM 31,264 Views 50 Comments

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
# Liberties
From The Daily Edge
# Liberties

GALLERY: Striking photos of inner-city Dublin and its residents

Feb 8th 2013, 7:30 PM 27,025 Views 28 Comments

Photographer Karl Martini captured kids, shopkeepers and passers-by in The Liberties.

Dublin writers' exhibition opens in the Liberties
# City Of Literature
From The Daily Edge
# City Of Literature

Dublin writers' exhibition opens in the Liberties

Aug 23rd 2011, 1:40 PM 1,067 Views 3 Comments

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.