Local residents are keeping a watchful eye over possible losses of green space in the Liberties.
On Weaver Square, Allotment-Holders Get Ready to Pack Up
The council plans to move out the onions, peas, chard, raspberries and children digging in the dirt, and build social housing for some of the hundreds of families in the area who are on the waiting for it.
€2 Million Later, Has the Dubline Been a Success?
Launched in 2012, it was meant to draw tourists from the city centre west into the Liberties and Kilmainham, but some councillors and route-residents say it hasn’t had much of an impact.
A Vegan Café Opens Up in The Coombe
The menu at the The Electric Vegan is a little different to the fare found in other vegan restaurants. You won’t find any soy, carrots, broccoli, or refined sugar here.
Council Officials Suggest Selling Land in Liberties for Student Housing
It’s a smallish patch – but some local councillors say they’re against the idea as they grow more concerned about the lack of apartments and houses being built in the neighbourhood.
Council Chief Suggests Selling Off Some Land to Fund Super Depots
Some of the other depot sites could be used for social and affordable housing, a report to councillors says.
Which Neighbourhoods Have the Most Bins, Mapped
Even though it’s a busy shopping street, Meath Street in the south-inner city has just one lonely bin.
Amid Rising Tourism, Liberties Residents Plan to Offer Tours
“Local people know the area and they know the people and they have the passion,” says Tony O’Rourke.
In the Liberties, Responding to a Wave of Change
“There is this talk of social mix, but … there is no concerted effort to hold onto the fabric of the long generations of families who have lived here,” says Máirín Ó Cuireáin, a community worker.
City Briefs: Liberties Pub to Be Revived, but Stasis in Bluebell
It looks like a pub is set to reappear on the Four Corners of Hell in the Liberties, and councillors at a recent meeting considered plans for development in Bluebell.
Is There Room in the Liberties for a Sports Pitch?
At the weekend, kids and parents and coaches crammed into a small playground in the neighbourhood to highlight the need for sports facilities in the area.
In the Liberties, a Plan to Liven Up the Pavements
Applications are open for a project to decorate, with themed art, the paving stones that run from town through the Liberties.
Children's Hospital Promises to Rejuvenate Dublin 8
Part of the plan to build the new National Children’s Hospital is to make sure local residents benefit from the thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of euro set to pour into the area.
Dara: With Deprivation Rising, the Community Has Stepped Up to Help
The government lacks the self-awareness to realise that Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton should be turning up at the closings of food banks, not the openings.
Should Thomas Street Be Brought Back to Its Market Days? (with Podcast)
At one time, it seemed you could buy everything at the Liberties market stalls: fruit, veg, fish or ribbons. How can we get that magic back? Should we even try?
Squeezed Dubliners Seek Solutions in Co-ops
At the Dublin Food Co-op in The Liberties, about 35 people turned up to chat about starting a housing co-op, as a way to get themselves an affordable – and democratic – home.