Housing Conditions in Dublin 1964

On 2 September 1913 two tenement houses, numbers 66 and 67, in Dublin's Church Street collapsed killing seven and injuring many more. This tragedy highlighted the terrible conditions of many Dublin buildings and the overcrowded conditions in which the inhabitants were forced to live. For more on the tenement collapse, visit Century Ireland.

Over 50 years later in 1964 the housing debate in Dublin. John O’Donoghue reports for the series ‘Sixty Four’ on the critical state of housing in Dublin. In this clip from the programme O’Donoghue meets women who have been housed in Griffith Barracks, Dublin. The women tell their stories on how they ended up living in the barracks, and the living conditions they are subjected to. O'Donoghue also meets a man and woman who are now living in a tent on the streets of Dublin.

For more on housing visit the House and Home exhibition.

Century Ireland - Dr Jacinta Prunty discusses the background to, and impact of, the tenement collapse in September 1913.

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