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    1963 Tenement Collapses

    1963 Tenement Collapses

    The history of housing is an important part of the story of Ireland – and slum conditions of the poor in our cities are a central part of that story. The collapse of dangerous tenement buildings in Dublin punctuates the history of the 20th century. One of the most tragic incidents during the Lockout was the collapse of two tenement buildings on 2 September, 1913 which killed 7 people. In the decades that followed, building collapses remained a common facet of tenement living. The tenement collapses that would change the face of inner city Dublin as well as the lives ...


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