Liberties Showcase and Investment Forum

The Liberties is currently undergoing a renaissance: almost €1 Billion of public and private sector funding is to be invested in the neighbourhood. The Liberties is emerging strongly from the economic downturn as a key growth centre in Dublin: an attractive place to live, work and visit based on its proximity to the city centre, its excellent transport links, its vibrant community and social life, and its wealth of attractions and heritage. This is where Old & New Dublin meet.

A series of signature projects are now proposed or under development in the area. The National Paediatric Hospital at St James Hospital represents a €650m investment that will create a world-class medical facility and an adjoining life sciences quarter.  Major investment by Diageo Ireland, Teelings, Alltech and others is seeing a resurgence of craft brewing and distilling in a part of the city synonymous with the trade.  Dublin 8 is already host to many of the country’s top visitor attractions, including the Irelands top visitor attraction the iconic Guinness Storehouse.  Investment by Fáilte Ireland and Dublin City Council is enhancing the visitor offer and opening up new opportunities for tourism enterprises. Already Dublin’s densest city neighbourhood, major investment in housing, student accommodation, public realm, parks and green spaces and community services is transforming The Liberties and Dublin 8 as a place to live, a distinctive quarter at the heart of the city. And the area remains a hub for small businesses and independent retailers focused on its main streets of Thomas Street, Francis Street and Meath Street.

Now is the time to rediscover the Liberties. This area is attracting new ideas, new energy and new people. 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 Showcase and Investment Forum at Newmarket on 4th June 2015 will highlight the many positive aspects of living and working in the area and invite the wider city to rediscover a city quarter that's being transformed by public and private sector partnership. There will be opportunities to meet some of the key stakeholders transforming the area, to network with local businesses and agencies, and to hear about the range of projects and initiatives being undertaken to transform the area.

See why this up-and-coming city centre neighbourhood is better for business. Take a fresh look at The Liberties!

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