I gave a paper at the Conference of Irish Geographers at St. Patrick’s Drumcondra in May 2016. Through encouragement, I made it into a working paper for the NIRSA Working Paper series (Thanks to Mary, Melina, Mark, Rhona, Phil, Ellen and Linda). By doing this it means I am committed to writing about a new topic for … More Abstract for my new Working Paper
This morning I went to a town called Athboy to attend a funeral of a former workmate. She was a stylish, funny woman who loved her family and was looking forward to her retirement. Cancer killed her. These occasions in Ireland tend to be about respect, not breast-beating mournfulness. On the way there, Hugh Connolly (president of … More Some thoughts on ‘the Maynooth thing’.
There has been a lot said and written about vacancy in Dublin city and beyond. Up and down the island, there are a number of community-based initiatives trying to track the numbers and locations of vacant commercial and derelict residential units. That there are so many public housing units currently boarded up and not in … More Vacancy in a time of crisis