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Below you can read the notes from our talk about Militant Research at the Royal Geographical Society annual conference in London 2014.     There are a couple of points around the historical and political context of militant research that are worth making in terms of understanding its relevance to contemporary social movements. Militant research began to gain traction […]

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The last year or so has seen DIY urbanism move up a gear in the fair city. Most notably, the unprecedented success and ambition of Granby Park marks a ‘before and after’ in terms of grassroots urban initiatives. This period has also seen Dublin City Council take an increasing interest in alternative or ‘creative’ uses […]

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For the last couple of years we’ve been researching Dublin’s independent spaces. Whether they’re art spaces, social centres or community gardens, independent spaces have become an important feature of life in Dublin for many, providing affordable access to culture, socializing, education and lots more. They also offer people the chance to get involved in collectively shaping […]

What follows are the notes of a talk we gave as part of the Critical Ecologies panel at the American Conference for Irish Studies which took place in UCD recently. Thanks to Anne Mulhall for organising the panel and inviting us and to Sharae Deckard and Vukasin from the Asylum Archive project who were part of the panel. […]

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“A housing bubble. Not enough supply. Not enough credit. We hear so much about the housing market, but for the majority of us the reality is an ongoing housing crisis. At the heart of this crisis is the government’s failure to create a housing policy that guarantees everyone’s access to a home. The market-based policies […]

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Some of you may remember we posted about the European Day of Action for the Right to Housing and the City last Autumn. Well, some of the people who organised that have been working away quietly for the last while but will be launching their group and a their manifesto for the right to housing […]

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An Bord Pleanala has just approved the planning scheme for the Docklands Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). We posted a while back about the SDZ, the purpose of which is to introduce ‘fast track planning’ in the North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock because the Dept. of the Environment, Dublin City Council and NAMA all believe […]

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