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'Revolutionary Housing Procedure Urged'

Article from Irish Press 'Slum Evil' Series, October 10th 1936, 'Revolutionary housing procedure urged'

Sub-headings:

'Famous Priest Calls for Full Government Powers in Slum Crux'

'All Vacant Mansions Should be Utilised, is Presbyterian…

'Religious Leaders Attack in Slum War'

Article from Irish Press 'Slum Evil' Series, October 9th 1936, p.9 - 'Religious leaders attack in slum war' Sub-headings:

'A religious question - Dr. Gregg believes slums call for great missionary effort'

'Cardinal MacRory on Nation's…

'Tentacles of Slum Monster are Far-Reaching in City'

Article from Irish Press 'Slum Evil' Series, October 7th 1936 p.9 'Tentacles of slum monster are far-reaching in city' Sub-headings:

'Tenements are fire hazards'

'Palatial homes - Now hovels'

'Slums on Spacious Streets.'

Several photos…

'Front Line Trenches of the Slums'

From Irish Press 'Slum Evil' Series, October 3rd 1936, p.9 - 'Front line trenches of the slums'

Sub-headings -

'Over 90,000 Dubliners in one-roomed tenements' - 'Big Families in Basements' - Photo accompanying the article is headed: 'Yes -…

'Take Us Out of this Terrible Place' [cont.]

Article for the Irish Press 'Slum Evil' Series, October 2nd 1936: 'Take us out of this terrible place' continued.

Discusses Housing Report (1918) and Dr. Cowan's comments - also quotes Alderman Tom Kelly's recent comments to public of the dangers…

'Take Us Out of this Terrible Place'

Article from Irish Press 'Slum Evil' Series, October 10th 1936 p.9 -'Take us out of this terrible place' Sub-headings - 'War on the Slums' - Demand for an end to Tenement Squalor' - 'Tragic British Legacy' - Article accompanied by 2 photos on p.9.…

Barry's Yard, off Townsend Street c.1913

Barry's Yard, off Townsend Street. What appears to be a small child stands in front of a dilapidated house. To the right of the picture can be seen a water pump and lamp-standard. A note accompanying this 1913 RSAI photograph points out that "The…

Yard of Morgan's Cottages, Power's Court, c.1913

Yard of Morgan's Cottages, Power's Court, c.1913 showing sanitary accommodation. More than twenty years after this picture was taken matters had not improved greatly for some tenement dwellers. as interviewee Stephanie Cannon recalls: “…things…

'Shocking Dublin Tragedy' (Asylum Yard House Collapse, July 1936)

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Newspaper picture of Asylum Yard house collapse 31-07-'36 Irish Independent (1936) p.11 http://www.irishnewsarchive.com…

Asylum Yard, Mark's Court, off Mark's Lane, 1913

Asylum Yard, Mark's Court, off Mark's Lane As can be seen in this photograph, the cottages in Asylum Yard were in a pretty parlous condition even twenty three years prior to the 1936 tragedy.

Asylum Yard, Mark's Court, off Mark's Lane 1913. Royal…

Pearse House, Hanover Street

'Pearse House, Hanover Street'. From McManus, Ruth (2002). Dublin, 1910-1940. Four Courts Press, Dublin. p.176

Pearse House, Hanover Street was built in the…

View of Mountjoy Square from Saint George's Steeple

Mountjoy Square is one of Dublin's original Georgian squares. It was developed between 1792 and 1818 and named after Luke Gardiner, the first Viscount Mountjoy. By the time interviewees May and Hugh Smullen lived in the Square after their marriage it…

Markievicz House, Townsend Street

Built in the 1930s, Markievicz House, Townsend Street is one of the largest Dublin City Council housing complexes in the city with over 171 apartments. Interviewee Betty Watson lived here and many other interviewees have associations with the…

Angela McFarland remembers the tenement house she lived in when she first got married.

In this extract Angela McFarland remembers the tenement house she lived in when she first got married. She occupied two rooms in the house. She remembers that things were often difficult but there were good times there too. She tells us that you…

Stephanie Cannon recalls that life was much harder when she was growing up compared with today.

In this extract Stephanie Cannon remembers that things were hard when she was growing up, much harder than today's life. She describes the housing conditions of her home when she was young and remarks that people have everything now by comparison and…

'Baby Hospital Joins Slum War'

From the Irish Press 'Slum Evil' Series, October 12th, 1936 p.9 - 'Baby hospital joins slum war' Sub-headings: 'Staff of Teach Ultan says Published Stories of Vermin not Exaggerated' 'Voice of the People From and on Slums' - 'Slum conditions are…

'Dublin's Infantile Death Rate Demands Slum Abolition'

Article from Irish Press's 'Slum Evil' Series, October 6th 1936 p.9 'Dublin's infantile death rate demands slum abolition'

Sub-headings - 'Massacre of the Innocents' - reasons why figures cannot be reduced substantially' - 'Tenement Children's…

Pearse Square

Formerly known as Queen Square, Pearse Square dates from the late 1830s. It is a rectangular open space of approximately 1 acre, with houses on three sides and the forth side opening on to Pearse Street. Interviewee Carmel O'Reilly grew up…

Marie Murphy describes the type of housing she lived in during her childhood and her early married years.

This is a description of the type of housing lived in during her childhood and the early years of marriage. It includes references to the Pearse Street…

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1931

Includes: PART III HOUSING OF THE WORKING CLASSES 19 Power of local authority to require repair of insanitary house. 20 Enforcement of notice requiring execution of repairs. 21 Recovery of expenses of repair from occupier. …

Housing Bill, 1930: Second Stage (Resumed), 13 - 19 June, 1930

"...I wonder if any of us ever sit down and consider, take it home to ourselves personally, what it means to live even on 50/- a week, and consider further what it means to live on 24/- a week, which is the general rate of wages paid to…

Vote 41: Local Government and Public Health (Resumed), 23 April, 1936

“There are 1,600 basements in the City of Dublin occupied to-night. I do not suggest that the whole 1,600 are unfit for human habitation but I do say from my knowledge that the larger number are and should be closed up. Life in them and the…

The housing problem in Ireland and Great Britain and the essentials of its solution

The aim of the present paper is to focus public opinion on the Housing Question, to press its urgency, and to appeal for individual and collective effort to aid in utilising fully the liberal provisions made by the Legislature to cope with this great…

Slum clearance in Dublin

Residents of Dublin have frequently had their attention called to the fact that many persons in the city are badly housed. Those who live in better houses and localities know in a vague and general way that slums exist, that the poor occupy dwellings…

Unskilled labour in Dublin: its housing and living conditions

Perhaps the greatest difficulty in the way of the social reformer is his lack of adequate information. He perceives, as all, who are not blind or deaf, must perceive, that all is not well with the commonwealth, that large numbers of the population…

Today and yesterday: two housing inquiries 1914 and 1936: part 2

...Sternly resisted by the Housing Committee in 1914 as "wildcat" proposals of idealists, the philosophy ultimately went home. Today every suburban site then proposed is covered with wage-earners cottages and gardens and Crumlin, with its…

Today and yesterday: two housing inquiries 1914 and 1936: part 1

Today and Yesterday Two Housing Inquiries - 1914 and 1936 by E.A. "How things change and yet remain unchanged! More than twenty-two years have flown by since - in the closing days of June 1914 - the Council Chamber of Dublin City Hall…

Dublin's big housing drive: part 2

Dublin's Big Housing Drive - part 2 "... in considering the housing programme to be carried out each year, the Corporation had always in mind the abolition of the slums, and accordingly, where possible, selected areas in which the…

Stigma of the slums: Dublin doctor's disclosures part 2

"...And then the tenements must be pulled down, block by block, and modern flats with open spaces built around them instead. The policy of building outside the city while the slums are left in its centre is completely wrong. And merely…

Stigma of the slums: Dublin doctor's disclosures Part 1

Stigma of the Slums Part 1 Dublin Doctor's Disclosures What Fathers Should Tell Their Sons "If everyone present would acquaint himself with the conditions existing here, and then find out what is being done abroad, and finally…

Dublin's big housing drive: part 1

Dublin's Big Housing Drive Dwellings for 80,000 people The importance of the Housing Acts Inquiry opened on Tuesday in the City Hall was shown in the large attendance of persons concerned in the matters that the Local Government Board…

'Dublin's Slum Evil'

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Jim Quinn describes the first house in lived in on Bath Avenue in Dublin city.

In this extract Jim Quinn describes the first house he lived in on Bath Avenue in Dublin City, he talks particularly about the toilet which was down the end of a very long garden. He says you practically had to go on safari to get to it! He then goes…

Angle Court (Beresford Street - North King Street), c.1913

Angle Court (Beresford Street - North King Street)This image shows some shabby, but not entirely delapidated houses. To the forefront of the picture can be seen the communal water pump and a wash tub. Drying laundry is suspended in front of the house…