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#The Liberties

# the-liberties - Thursday 19 December, 2019

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.

# the-liberties - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

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.

# the-liberties - Monday 15 July, 2019

'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.

# the-liberties - Friday 19 April, 2019

'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.

# the-liberties - Saturday 16 February, 2019

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.

# the-liberties - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

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

# the-liberties - Saturday 24 November, 2018

'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.

# the-liberties - Saturday 21 July, 2018

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.

# the-liberties - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

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.

# the-liberties - Thursday 5 April, 2018

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.

# the-liberties - Saturday 31 March, 2018

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.

# the-liberties - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

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.

# the-liberties - Sunday 11 February, 2018

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.

# the-liberties - Thursday 28 December, 2017

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.

# the-liberties - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

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

Gardai confirmed a number of searches took place this morning.

# the-liberties - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

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.

# the-liberties - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'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.

# the-liberties - Monday 3 July, 2017

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

The regeneration would sustain 1,700 permanent jobs, its planners said.

# the-liberties - Friday 3 March, 2017

'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.

# the-liberties - Friday 10 February, 2017

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.

# the-liberties - Friday 20 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge A wonderful mural in tribute to Carrie Fisher has just popped up in Dublin A New Hope

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

It’s our girl Leia.

# the-liberties - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

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

Dublin City Council says it is reacting to a “humanitarian crisis”.

# the-liberties - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

"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 - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge The Liberties is getting a brand new cafe dedicated entirely to cookies Cookie Shop

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

Dublin Cookie Co is coming to town.

# the-liberties - Thursday 7 January, 2016

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

# the-liberties - Monday 24 March, 2014

€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.

# the-liberties - Sunday 15 December, 2013

'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.

# the-liberties - Friday 8 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge GALLERY: Striking photos of inner-city Dublin and its residents Liberties This post contains images

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

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

# the-liberties - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Dublin writers' exhibition opens in the Liberties City Of Literature This post contains images

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.