The Tallaght demolition derby laid bare a fractured Ireland

The Tallaght demolition derby laid bare a fractured Ireland

What happened on a snowy night in Dublin 24 may tell us much about where Irish society is currently headed

Smartphones have utterly radicalised the concept of the citizen journalist; long before conventional television news can get to the scene, pictures and videos of events are already out there on social media. Nine days ago, a series of videos and pictures taken by people on the scene gave a compelling and unforgettable impression of events in Tallaght. Take a look online at a vision of an Ireland far from the leafy suburbs. Behold the ruined Lidl.

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