Description

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 that lay in tenement life:

"especially where the young men and women are growing up...A sheet has to be hung across the room at night to divide the sexes, and sometimes the boys have to go into the lobby while the girls undress. Sometimes the overcrowding is so dreadful that the smell of the room sickens one."

Item Type

Document

Original Format

Newspaper article

Publisher

Irish Press

Collection

About this item

Subject

Housing conditions, Relative deprivation

Provenance

10.02.1936

Date Added

05.10.2009

Citation

"'Take Us Out of this Terrible Place' [cont.]." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #270 (accessed August 20 2017, 5:03 am)