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Samantha McCaffrey: ‘We need more than apartments’

A community garden in Dublin 8 has become the focal point in a struggle between local residents and Dublin City Council about the future vision for one of the city’s oldest, and most disadvantaged, areas, writes Jessie Collins

There was a time in Dublin when what are now deemed prime city centre spots were handed over by Dublin City Council with relatively little fuss to be used as community gardens and allotments. No, it wasn’t the 1970s, it was a regular occurrence just eight short years ago and was testament to the total contraction of the construction sector and an oversupply of housing at the time.

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