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#The Liberties

From TheJournal.ie Work finally begins to refurbish The Liberties' Peace Park Dublin

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin 8 locals protest Harry Crosbie's Vicar Street Hotel development The Liberties

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.

From TheJournal.ie Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments The Liberties

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 TheJournal.ie.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Growing up in The Liberties: 'We thought we were posh because we had our own hall door' Column

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.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The Bride St plaques featuring stories of life in Dublin 8 Double Take

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.

From TheJournal.ie A building site was evacuated after an artillery shell was found in Dublin's Liberties today Bomb Squad

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.

From TheJournal.ie Students living in €249-a-week accommodation offered partial refunds due to months of construction work Mill Street

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City's Weaver Park nominated for a European urban park prize The Liberties

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Market stalls in Dublin's Liberties raided this morning in counterfeit goods operation Dublin

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

Gardai confirmed a number of searches took place this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Diageo announces plans for a new urban quarter at St James's Gate St James's Gate Quarter

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's been jammers': Dublin just got its first new public park in 8 years Weaver Park

'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.

From TheJournal.ie This is what the major regeneration of Dublin's Liberties will look like Newmarket Square

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

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

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie How a Norwegian street musician crashed her van in The Liberties, bought a horse, and was embraced by the community No Plan

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.

From TheJournal.ie Court challenge brought against use of Dublin community centre as homeless hostel The Liberties

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "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?

"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.

From TheJournal.ie €5m distillery planned for Dublin church Holy Spirits

€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.

From TheJournal.ie In 2016 there'll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin's Digital Hub Tech Firms

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Secret Millionaire' community centre in Dublin's inner city closes down The Liberties

'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 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.

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.