The Tenters: A Response to Dublin’s Housing Crisis – BOOKED OUT

Kevin Street Library Kevin Street Library, 18 Lower Kevin Street Lower, Portobello, Dublin, Dublin
Cathy Scuffil

In the early twentieth century, Dublin’s chronic housing conditions were described as the worst within the British Empire. The collapse of the Church Street tenement in 1913 with fatal consequences increased pressure on authorities to address Dublin’s housing crisis. Although events like World War I and the Easter Rising all delayed providing housing for Dublin’s...