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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
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# 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 24,203 Views 26 Comments

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
# Dead Set Against
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# Dead Set Against

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

Nov 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,827 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.

# the-liberties - Monday 15 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 15th 2019, 5:45 PM 48,389 Views 25 Comments

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
# Student Accommodation
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# Student Accommodation

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

Apr 19th 2019, 6:05 AM 35,285 Views 45 Comments

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
# Dublin
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# Dublin

Work finally begins to refurbish The Liberties' Peace Park

Feb 16th 2019, 6:00 PM 24,533 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
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# The Liberties

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

Feb 16th 2019, 4:45 PM 30,139 Views 61 Comments

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
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# The Liberties

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

Jan 9th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,567 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.

# 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 8
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# 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 15,365 Views 14 Comments

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'
# Column
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# Column

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

Jul 21st 2018, 7:30 PM 38,853 Views 20 Comments

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
# Double Take
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# Double Take

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

Jun 13th 2018, 4:50 PM 1,153 Views 1 Comment

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
# Bomb Squad
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# Bomb Squad

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

Apr 5th 2018, 3:47 PM 14,357 Views 3 Comments

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
# Mill Street
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# Mill Street

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

Mar 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 22,676 Views 31 Comments

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
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# The Liberties

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

Mar 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 31,375 Views 42 Comments

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
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# The Liberties

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

Feb 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 23,242 Views 12 Comments

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
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# 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 46,477 Views 35 Comments

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
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# Dublin

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

Dec 19th 2017, 2:12 PM 58,940 Views 67 Comments

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
# St James's Gate Quarter
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# St James's Gate Quarter

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

Oct 4th 2017, 11:51 AM 16,133 Views 22 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.

# the-liberties - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 3rd 2017, 6:40 AM 59,350 Views 17 Comments

“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
# Newmarket Square
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# Newmarket Square

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

Jul 3rd 2017, 1:38 PM 33,884 Views 68 Comments

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'
# Policy
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# 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 3,468 Views 3 Comments

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
# No Plan
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# 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 3,737 Views 14 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.

# the-liberties - Friday 20 January, 2017

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 4,913 Views 2 Comments

It’s our girl Leia.

# the-liberties - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

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

Jan 18th 2017, 6:20 PM 14,085 Views 0 Comments

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
# What's The Story?
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# 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 35,554 Views 44 Comments

A new programme has encouraged residents of the historical district to write about their area.

# the-liberties - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

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 5,600 Views 5 Comments

Dublin Cookie Co is coming to town.

# the-liberties - Thursday 7 January, 2016

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 14,276 Views 8 Comments

Get in our bellies!

# the-liberties - Monday 24 March, 2014

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

€5m distillery planned for Dublin church

Mar 24th 2014, 6:11 PM 26,064 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
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# 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 11,374 Views 3 Comments

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

Dec 15th 2013, 7:45 AM 31,222 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.

# the-liberties - Friday 8 February, 2013

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 26,917 Views 28 Comments

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

# the-liberties - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

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 1,034 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.