Housing in Dublin


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A look at the critical state of public housing in Dublin in 1964. Reporter John O'Donoghue talks to people who are being moved from their city centre homes to new houses in the suburbs.

  • Title
    Housing in Dublin
  • 1st Broadcast
  • Contributor
    John O'Donoghue (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
  • Material Type
  • Series title
    Sixty Four
  • Clip title
    Housing in Dublin
  • Extended description

    The film opens with a row of dilapidated cottages in Dublin city centre. Reporter John O'Donoghue describes how people have been moving out of these cottages to new homes. There are various shos of run down Georgian houses in Dublin.

    John O'Donoghue talks with women who are being moved out of their city centre homes which have been condemned and with families who are being housed in an army barracks by the Dublin Health Authority. They describe the conditions they are living in and their chances of getting a home of their own.

    John O'Donoghue talks to one man who moved out of the barracks because of the conditions there and is now living in a tent to protest at the lack of housing in Dublin. A woman describes how she and her husband moved back from England but has not been able to get a house and now two of her children are sick in hospital.

    The final part of the film looks at newly built corporation houses in Finglas and talks to the residents who have moved there from the city centre. The families speak about their new lives and new homes.

  • Information

    A report on the housing situation in Dublin from the series 'Sixty Four'. 'Sixty Four' was a current affairs programme broadcast once a week. The programme covered major news topics from at home and abroad. Each programme was 30 minutes duration and mixed studio discussion with film reports. The report shown here was part of the 'Sixty Four' programme first broadcast on 16 January 1964.

  • Local keywords
    Housing, Homeless, Evicitions, Slums, Building, Georgian Houses, Finglas, Dublin
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
  • Country of production
  • Original identifier
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
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  • Original language
    English (eng)