Read details of the work of The Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative over 2015 with our End of Year Progress Report. Among the notable highlights of the year were:
‒ In May 2015, The Liberties Business Forum Limited was established as a not-for-profit company to formalise the activities of the Forum and its role in the economic life of the area.
‒ A new Liberties website was launched in June 2015.
‒ A very successful Liberties Showcase and Investment Expo was held in June 2015 in Teelings on Newmarket Square. The exhibition and networking event was addressed by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.
‒ A promotional brochure and business guides have been developed.
‒ A new Liberties visitor map and guide has been developed and distributed to tourism offices and venues.
‒ The Shopfront Improvement Scheme was piloted on Thomas Street and Cornmarket, offering incentives to businesses and property owners to upgrade their frontages. In total, 11 projects have been funded under the scheme, a number of which have now been completed. Continued confidence in the area has encouraged a range of other improvements on our streets.
‒ Tree planters have been installed on Thomas Street and James Street under the Liberties Greening Strategy. Further locations are planned for 2016.
‒ Continued engagement with building owners and existing and new business interests to encourage and draw investment to the area.
‒ National and local media exposure of the area and its renewal.
The Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative is a partnership between Dublin City Council and local stakeholders and businesses in the commercial streets of The Liberties Dublin. The programme is working to revive one of Dublin’s most historic and colourful districts to create a highly attractive area within which to live, work, visit and invest. Read the full progress report here.