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