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    Last week on this programme, you’ll remember the head of Irish Water, John Tierney revealed that €50 million was spent by the company on consultants in one year. Irish Water has been heavily criticised since and Mr Tierney is due to appear before the Oireachtas environment committee this week to answer questions on the controversy. But is this spend abnormal, or is it the way of things now? Frank McDonald from the Irish Times joined Sean this morning.
    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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