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    1914 Dublin Housing Report

    1914 Dublin Housing Report

    “ I condemn the whole of the tenement system now existing. It breeds misery; and worse. It causes a great waste of human life and human force; men, women and children can never rise to the best that is in them under such conditions". Damning words there from John Cooke 100 years ago this week when the Report into Housing Conditions in Dublin was published.   Mark Duncan of Century Ireland joined Myles to talk about the report and in particular, the photos of the tenements that appear in the appendix.   These present a rare glimpse of tenement living condiitions 100 years ago.   ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0209/502138-the-history-show-sunday-9-february-2014/?clipid=1412365
    Winter and Christmas 1913

    Winter and Christmas 1913

    This week, we went back to winter 1913 to paint a picture of life in Ireland this time 100 years ago. The run up to Christmas witnessed a frenzy of consumerism and activity. But there was a huge contrast between wealth and poverty - not only in the capital but also, elsewhere in the country.   As the Lockout headed into its fifth month, thousands of hungry and beleaguered workers faced a bleak festive season with their families. Mike Cronin, Mark Duncan and Paul Rouse of Century Ireland discussed political, sporting and social events. Other items covered included a huge increase ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1222/490852-the-history-show-sunday-22-december-2013/?clipid=1370478
    Century Ireland Award

    Century Ireland Award

    This week, the online historical newspaper Century Ireland won a Spider Award for the best website for Irish arts, heritage and culture. Century Ireland newspaper is published fortnightly with daily updates on the news of 1913.  Century Ireland directors Mike Cronin and Mark Duncan talked about the range of 1913 stories on the website. https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1201/489476-the-history-show-sunday-1-december-2013/?clipid=1366735

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