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)
Dublin streets as listed in Thomas 1904. Available as PDF download. thoms-1904-street-directoryDownload
In this episode of The Week as Work myself and Aubrey Robinson look at the nature of financial flows through Dublin as we stroll around St. Stephen's Green Square, focusing in on Aercap (aircraft leasing) and Kennedy Wilson (institutional landlordism).
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’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
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
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
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