TheLiberty is a local paper for Dublin's south inner city

February 2001


St Teresa’s anger at Prime Time documentary

A resident of St Teresa's Gardens has condemned a recent Prime Time documentary on the flat complex. more>>>

Gay community on alert after vicious attacks

Two violent attacks on gay men in the Liberties area recently have caused alarm and fear within Dublin's gay community. more>>>

Economist calls for Liberties currency system

Leading economist Mr Richard Douthwaite was the key speaker at a meeting to promote the use of alternative community financing. The meeting, which took place in the St Nicholas of Myra Parish Hall, was organised by Ms Colleen Dube of the Four Cities Project. more>>>

Harney: Guinness will give Liberties strength

The Guinness Enterprise Centre will bring "great economic success" to the Liberties according to An Tanaiste, Mary Harney, who spoke at the launch of the centre last month. more>>>

Joyriding fuelled by NCT failures

Easy access to cars on the black market is leaving Dublin's inner city plagued with increasing joyriding incidents, according to Labour TD Dr Mary Upton. more>>>

Corporation claims fire exits were chained

Full safety checks are underway on flat complexes in the south inner city, after residents narrowly escaped injury in a number of recent fires. more>>>

More security needed for A&E departments - SWICN

The first community-initiated research into hospital Accident and Emergency departments was launched by the Health and Drugs division of the South West Inner City Network in December 2000. more>>>

Coombe hospital reaching full capacity

The Master of the Coombe Women's Hospital, Dr Sean Daly, has expressed concern that its service will reach a limit in terms of the number of women they can care for. more>>>

Residents demand speed cameras

As construction of the Coombe/ Cork Street relief road continues, the street's Residents Association has appealed for speed cameras to be installed on the improved route in an effort to ensure safety for pedestrians. more>>>

SICCDA Job Club gains momentum

The SICCDA Job Club has just celebrated its first full calendar year of operation and with 87 per cent of participants finding work of some kind, the club looks set to go from strength to strength. more>>>

Drugs project plans open access shelter

The Merchant's Quay Drug project plans to establish an open access shelter in partnership with the Dublin Simon Community later this year. more>>>

Facelift for local college

The National College of Art and Design is planning to convert the former fire station on Thomas Street for studio, tutorial and community arts use. more>>>

An Taisce objects to Georges St 'monolith'

An Taisce, the national organisation responsible for the protection of Irish heritage, has filed an objection against planning permission currently being sought for the development of existing properties on South Great George's St. more>>>

Fatima leads the way in childcare

Fatima Mansions, in conjunction with the Tallaght Community Project, is leading the way in the local childcare field, having just published Ireland's most comprehensive guide to childcare practice. more>>>

Greater Garda presence after drug deaths

Fears that heroin addicts are using the grounds of St James's Hospital for dealing and shooting up have intensified after the bodies of two drug addicts were discovered there last week. more>>>

Local input on digital hub

The development of the new digital district in the Liberties will be shaped by the contributions of local people. more>>>

Robes back in civic use

Members of Dublin Corporation will retain the use of their ceremonial robes for civic occasions after a motion by Marino Councillor Mr Finian McGrath was defeated at February's meeting of Dublin City Council. more>>>

Court Briefs

  • Rialto man to be sentenced for manslaughter more>>>
  • Man tied up girlfriend against her will more>>>