Thursday October 22, 2020

From little acorns

The Mount Street Club looked at the problem of unemployment with dignity, writes Colin Murphy.

17th December, 2014

Seventy-year-old Peadar Geraghty is one of the few people still around with first-hand memories of one of the great,

early experiments in responding to long-term unemployment in Ireland.

Peadar was born in a tenement on Mount Street in Dublin. His family were lucky: they could afford to rent a second room. When his sisters moved into the new room, one of them was woken by a rat running across her.

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