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'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…

'Former Prize Baby Blighted'

From the Irish Press 'Slum Evil' Series, October 19th 1936 p.9 - 'Former prize baby blighted'

Sub-headings- 'Desperate Mother Tells Tragic Story: Doctors Call Help' Two photos accompanying article - under heading 'Once Radiant Child, Now a…

'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…

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…

Dublin tenement life : an oral history [extract: pages 26-34]

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Originally published, 1994. ISBN 0717140741 (pbk.), 9780717140749 (pbk.)…

Health and housing policy shifts [pages 176-183] in 'Dublin slums, 1800-1925 : a study in urban geography' [by Jacinta Prunty]

Images of pages 176-183 of: Dublin slums, 1800-1925 : a study in urban geography / Jacinta Prunty. - Dublin : Irish Academic Press, 1999, c1998. - xvii, 366 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographies and index. ISBN 0716525380…

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 [image]

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Headline of Irish Times article from Saturday October 24th 1936…

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…