Saturday May 30, 2020

Anti-social behaviour brings misery to the lives of Ireland’s invisible ‘other half’

‘To see how the other half lives” is a phrase used when the rest of us catch a glimpse of how the wealthy disport themselves. At a more mundane level, it is possible to live and work and play in our capital city and only rarely if ever encounter how

18th January, 2015

We may not experience the class distinction still apparent on the neighbouring island but our own middle class rarely interacts with the residents of the poorer conurbations. We have built our capital city in such a way as to easily facilitate this separate existence.

It has been topical this past week to highlight the alienation induced by conditions in the banlieues of Paris. We have created our own banlieues – and not only in Dublin...

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