A Better Liberties! About Us

The Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative is a programme supported by Dublin City Council and local stakeholders and businesses to enhance and transform the commercial heart of Dublin 8 and create a more vibrant and attractive city neighbourhood in which to live, work and visit.

The Liberties is currently undergoing a renaissance, with over €1billion of public and private sector investment being made in the neighbourhood over the next 5 years. There are now opportunities to invest in sectors as diverse as housing, office and commercial property, the craft food and drink sector, design and creative industries, tourism, tech and media enterprises, and medical and life sciences.

The Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative is working to coordinate Dublin City Council and private sector investment in the physical environment of the area, to promote cultural life and activities, and, together with its partners in The Liberties Business Forum, to promote and market The Liberties as one of Dublin’s most vibrant and dynamic neighbourhoods.

Rediscover a city quarter that’s being transformed by public and private sector partnership. Take a fresh look at The Liberties!

Discover why this up-and-coming city neighbourhood is better for your business or find out more about the Initiative.

Programme Coordinator: Stephen Coyne

The Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative, Floor 1, Eblana House, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin D08 E120

+353 (0)1 222 5180



Find Out How We’re Doing

End of Year Report 2017

A major new park, the go-ahead for plans to revamp Francis Street and Newmarket, the commencement of work on 1,000 new hotel rooms for the area, the unveiling of the Pearse Lyons Distillery at St James and the announcement by Diageo of ambitious plans for its historic St James’s Gate campus were just some of the highlights of 2017 in The Liberties. Find out more in this End of Year Progress Report 2017#Better4BusinessD8

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End of Year Report 2016

2016 was a turnaround year for The Liberties with a huge range of projects undertaken across the area to create a more inviting place to live in, to do business and to visit. Read about some of the many achievements of The Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative in the End of Year Progress Report 2016#Better4BusinessD8

end of year progress 2015

End of Year Report 2015

The Liberties is getting better: a better place to live, better for your business and one of the city’s ‘must visit’ areas. Find out more about The Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative work in 2015 to create a more attractive and vibrant city neighbourhood with the End of Year Progress Report 2015#Better4BusinessD8

Annual Report 2014 - About the Initiative

End of Year Report 2014

The Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative was established in 2014 with an initial three-year remit to enhance and improve the historic heart of Dublin. Find out about the background to the programme and the progress after year 1 with the End of Year Progress Report 2014. #Better4BusinessD8

Partnership & Collaboration

About The Liberties Business Forum

The Liberties Business Forum

The Liberties Business Forum was convened in 2014 by organisations and traders in the area to represent the views of a diverse business community and to work pro-actively for physical renewal and urban regeneration. The Forum includes representation from Dublin City Council South Central Area, The Digital Hub Development Agency, The GEC, National College of Art & Design, Diageo Ireland, St James’s Hospital, St Patrick’s Cathedral, as well as businesses from Francis Street, Thomas Street, Meath Street and Newmarket.  The Forum is a not-for-profit company. You can contact the Forum at forum@libertiesdublin.ie.

Read the Annual Report 2016 of The Liberties Business Forum CLG (Company Limited by Guarantee).


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