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
Originally posted on Ireland after NAMA:
Much of the coverage concerning the preliminary Census release from yesterday has focused on vacancy. This has meant distinguishing between those housing units classed as holidays homes in each area and units that are ordinarily vacant. One of the more puzzling statistics to emerge from this distinction is the…
NOTE: this post first appeared on Religion Bulletin in July 2016. I used to work for Ireland’s Catholic bishops. In an Irish context, where well over 80% of the population actively ticks the Roman Catholic box on the census, many thought that this meant access to political power. The Republic has no state church but… More So You’re Not a Priest?