Citizen Journalism Ireland: Urban Abandonments and Dereliction 2009-2012 by Michelle Clarke

Apollo House – 16th December 2016.
People gather; it is a take over of yet another vacant for years property from NAMA; the reason is the homeless crisis is deteriorating to unacceptable levels. We have so much vacant space.

“There is no limit to the good a man can do, if he doesn’t care who gets the credit.” ANONYMOUS



Chronological Order: can we learn from passed experiences. These are a selection of articles written on an Open Publishing site; sent by email to people in the media and politicians at the time.

Twitter:  @ReusingDublin worth following; 

Recommend two articles:- 2012 and 2014

It’ll take us 43 years to fill all empty houses – Irish Independent

Published 10/06/2012 | 05:00 … As the Deutsche Bank map shows, the empty properties are highly concentrated around the Atlantic coast …. Promoted articles …


Rory Hearne’s article in the Irish Examiner today analysing the housing vacancy rates across Ireland

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – 00:00

A sustainable and fair housing policy is needed to address society’s needs, writes Dr Rory Hearne

The residential vacancy rates from the 2011 census highlight the necessity of a radical change in housing and regional economic development policy.

They make it clear our housing system…

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About michelleclarke2015

Life event that changes all: Horse riding accident in Zimbabwe in 1993, a fractured skull et al including bipolar anxiety, chronic fatigue …. co-morbidities (Nietzche 'He who has the reason why can deal with any how' details my health history from 1993 to date). 17th 2017 August operation for breast cancer (no indications just an appointment came from BreastCheck through the Post). Trinity College Dublin Business Economics and Social Studies (but no degree) 1997-2003; UCD 1997/1998 night classes) essays, projects, writings. Trinity Horizon Programme 1997/98 (Centre for Women Studies Trinity College Dublin/St. Patrick's Foundation (Professor McKeon) EU Horizon funded: research study of 15 women (I was one of this group and it became the cornerstone of my journey to now 2017) over 9 mth period diagnosed with depression and their reintegration into society, with special emphasis on work, arts, further education; Notes from time at Trinity Horizon Project 1997/98; Articles written for 2003/2004; St Patricks Foundation monthly lecture notes for a specific period in time; Selection of Poetry including poems written by people I know; Quotations 1998-2017; other writings mainly with theme of social justice under the heading Citizen Journalism Ireland. Letters written to friends about life in Zimbabwe; Family history including Michael Comyn KC, my grandfather, my grandmother's family, the O'Donnellan ffrench Blake-Forsters; Moral wrong: An acrimonious divorce but the real injustice was the Catholic Church granting an annulment – you can read it and make your own judgment, I have mine. Topics I have written about include annual Brain Awareness week, Mashonaland Irish Associataion in Zimbabwe, Suicide (a life sentence to those left behind); Nostalgia: Tara Hill, Co. Meath.
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