Anna Doyle Wheeler. ‘Rights of Women’ (1830)

In conceding to the solicitations of the managers of this Institution, to deliver a  lecture on the: “Social Condition of Women,” I have had to struggle against a two-fold obstacle, that of  depressed health, and a mind robbed of much of its energy and elasticity by a deep domestic sorrow. And while I feel the … Continue reading Anna Doyle Wheeler. ‘Rights of Women’ (1830)

Podcast: Artist Spaces and Property Developers in Dublin

A walk through Dublin's northside, looking at the dynamic between property developers, Dublin City Council, and artist-led studios. Myself and Aubrey Robinson stop at sites related to Pallas Studios, the City Arts Centre, the Ormond Multi-Media Centre, the Complex, and Block T. We also discuss Richmond Road Studios. This was first released on The Week … Continue reading Podcast: Artist Spaces and Property Developers in Dublin

John Feehan: Irish Farming and its Colonial Past

John Feehan’s book, Farming in Ireland: History, Heritage and Environment (UCD Dept. of Agriculture, 2003) is another one of those modern classics which is out of print and difficult to find. [Update:: now available again on Amazon. Link on title above.] Just to give a flavour of the analysis, I found this video of a talk John … Continue reading John Feehan: Irish Farming and its Colonial Past

A Walking Tour of Dublin: From St. Stephen’s Green to the Cobblestone

I was asked recently to design and give a walking tour on spatial (in)justice in Dublin, as part of the Landscape, Law and Spatial Justice International Symposium 2022. It is a new(ish) walk for me. Normally I would cover the IFSC or areas north of the Liffey so it's been interesting to develop a walk … Continue reading A Walking Tour of Dublin: From St. Stephen’s Green to the Cobblestone

Sinn Féin Response to Alternative Budget 2022 Analysis

Last month I wrote an analysis of Sinn Féin's alternative budget, with particular regard to the fiscal side. You can read that here. Today I received a detailed and generous response from Sinn Féin where they confirm that their alternative budget for 2022 does indeed include borrowings of €1.5bn, as well as a re-dedication of … Continue reading Sinn Féin Response to Alternative Budget 2022 Analysis

Alternative Budgets 2022, Part One: Sinn Féin

Recently, on the Week at Work podcast, I did a review of the alternative budgets produced by the four main opposition parties: Sinn Féin, Social Democrats, Labour, and People before Profit. Afterwards, I got a call from the Sinn Féin spokesperson for finance, Pearse Doherty, telling me that my analysis and my figures were way … Continue reading Alternative Budgets 2022, Part One: Sinn Féin