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19th May, 2019
Graffiti tags, fly-tipping and the stench of stale urine take the shine off city living PIc: Collins

Imagine my surprise the other evening to come home on a Monday and find three youths peeing on the street, one right on the doorstep of a house belonging to a friend of mine. The sky was still bright – it was just gone 7pm, and it had been a gorgeous day in Dublin. “What are you doing?” I said, in shock. “That’s someone’s home.” Two of them, a guy and girl, fled immediately, but...

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