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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…

Hugh Smullen talks about rationing when he was a child.

In this extract Hugh Smullen says that aside from his recollections of food stamps and rationing of clothing he doesn't have much memory of rationing during the second world war. He attributes this to the fact that they never really had much in the…

Hugh Smullen talks about when his father died and how difficult things were for his mother.

In this extract Hugh Smullen remembers when his father died and things became very difficult for his mother. He talks about her strategies for surviving the poverty of the time when there was no welfare or little by way of state support. He remembers…

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…

Hugh Smullen observes that in many ways he feels that children today are deprived of poverty.

In this extract Hugh Smullen says that in many ways he believes the children of today are deprived of poverty. He can't remember boredom when he was a child, he says that although they had nothing they were happy as they didn't expect much or need…

Hugh Smullen talks about the poverty that was prevalent in Dublin during his childhood.

In this extract Hugh Smullen talks about his early childhood. He remembers living with his grandparents and being very privileged compared to his siblings as they were better off than his parents. However after his father died he returned to live…

Angela McFarland remembers her first pay check when she started working in Jacob's factory.

In this extract Angela McFarland talks about her first paycheck when she started work at Jacobs Factory. She Spoke about giving up her wages to her mother who then gave her pocket money. She remembers she used to always make sure she kept her dance…

Angela McFarland compares her recollections of her own childhood with that of her grandchildren.

In this extract Angela McFarland compares her recollections of her own childhood with that of her grandchildren. She remarks that her grandchildren have a very different childhood from herself. By comparison they have everything they want where she…

'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…

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…