Estate of the nation: How Fettercairn has fared

When Pat Rabbitte surveyed the unemployment rate in Fettercairn in the 1980s, it was 54 per cent. Now he and Political Editor Michael Brennan return to the Tallaght estate to find out how it has changed

6th January, 2019
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Noel O’Connor, a local resident Pic: Bryan Meade

Richie Kavanagh was the man who, in the 1980s, gave a heartbreaking account to RTE of what it was like to be out of work for two years in the Fettercairn estate. He was holding two of his three children and spoke about how it was “pretty depressing” for everybody in the west Tallaght estate.

“There’s no work, no sign of any work or anything. You’re just living day to day. I tried...

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