Why Invest in The Liberties?

For centuries The Liberties of Dublin has been a centre of enterprise and innovation in the heart of city. Today the area remains a city neighbourhood of opportunities and innovation, where the heritage of an historic city quarter sits side by side with dynamic media and tech hubs and world-class medical and education centres. An ideal place in which to invest.

This is an area of iconic brands, evocative placenames, creative energy and engaging architecture; where Old Dublin meets New Dublin.  Take a fresh look at The Liberties!

Why Dublin 8 is better for your business

Retail Prospectus

For more details about The Liberties Dublin, or if you’d like to invest in the area, please contact us at info@libertiesdublin.ie or click here to view the brochure for the area.


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The Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative

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 and create an area more attractive to investment, new business and employment. Dublin City Council and its partners are actively promoting D8 as a location for new enterprise.

Find out about the background to the programme and the progress to date with the End of Year Progress Report 2016 and our past successes.


In The News

New investment in The Liberties has been highlighted in national media over the past year and almost €1 billion of new projects are currently being completed or under planning in the area, including the new National Children’s Hospital at St James, a major €150m investment by Diageo at Victoria Quay, new visitor attractions, new student accommodation centres, and a renewed focus on food, restaurants and cafes and the evening economy. Find out more throughout the site.

Setting up a business is a big thing in which to invest. This guide will help you through the process

Setting Up Business – A Useful guide

Welcome to The Liberties Dublin, one of the city’s most dynamic and lively neighbourhoods. This handy ‘doing-business’ guide has been compiled to provide you with some of the relevant information you need to invest or set up business in The Liberties. It sets out what might be expected of you as an establishing business-holder, and provides some useful contacts who may be able to assist you invest in the area. The short guide can be downloaded here.

Liberties Business Forum

Liberties Business Forum

The Liberties Business Forum was established in March 2014 by organisations and traders in the area to represent the views of businesses and to work proactively for physical renewal and urban regeneration. The Forum currently includes representation from Dublin City Council South Central Area, The Digital Hub Development Agency, National College of Art & Design, Diageo Ireland plc, St James Hospital, and the businesses of Francis Street, Thomas Street and Meath Street. You can contact the Forum at forum@libertiesdublin.ie

The Digital Hub

www.thedigitalhub.com | +353 (0)1 480 6200 | www.facebook.com/TheDigitalHub

Since its launch in 2003, The Digital Hub has been home to almost 200 technology and digital content businesses and it now provides work to over 650 employees. The thriving, nine-acre campus is situated on the doorstep of Dublin’s city centre, with convenient access to all modes of public transport. With world-class infrastructure and services, the high-spec office space is flexible and affordable.

Guinness Enterprise Centre

www.gec.ie | +353 (0)1 410 0600 | www.facebook.com/GECinD8

The GEC provides a dynamic environment in which to build a thriving business, combining work and office space with business support services in a connected network of entrepreneurs, high growth companies, investors and support agencies.

In October 2015, The GEC was named as Europe’s #1 ‘Top University Associated Business Incubator’ at the #UBIAwardsEU.

Guinness Storehouse

www.guinness-storehouse.com | +353 (0)1 408 4800 | www.facebook.com/GuinnessStorehouse

The Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one visitor attraction, provides a fascinating journey deep into the heart of the world famous St James’s Gate brewery. Guinness have, for over 250 years, been a vital asset to The Liberties and traditionally the area’s biggest employer. With seven floors overlooking The Liberties, the Storehouse also offers one of Dublin’s most unique conference and meeting venues.  There’s a range of top quality event spaces to suit every requirement.