The Death of Dublin

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#1

I thought I would start this thread after reading this article


Is the capital changing for the better or worse?
Please discuss


#2

You reap what you sow.

The liberalisation process of the past 40 years was primarily an assault on the prevailing traditional rural/working class culture with which Irishness itself was associated with the world over until the past decade or so.

Open disdain for country people or indeed the people of inner city Dublin became culturally acceptable amongst those deemed to matter with the assumption being that abandonment of everything distinctly Irish, in tandem with the embrace of multi national globalism, was somehow ‘progressive’. In this context, the destruction of Moore Street or the erasure of communities like Sherriff Street as well as the placement of Direct Provision centres on places like Achill island are deemwd acceptable forms of ‘progress’.

However when said ‘progress’ sets its sights on the Bernard Shaw or Dublins Joycean heritage, all of a sudden it becomes an issue.

So no sympathy. How ironic that the brave new world the crowd dancing around the courtyard of Dublin Castle believed themselves to be celebrating in the aftermath of the abortion referendum, is likely to include their own erasure.


#3

I remember Dublin city, in the rare ould times.


#4

I didn’t bother going to the latest Quentin Tarantino film.

Twenty years ago it was an escape to a fantastical world of weird characters, grotesque violence and dubious morals. Nowadays I seek out entertainment that removes me from stories like that in print or on web.


#5

The reports of Dublin’s death are greatly exaggerated.

The same is not so true of many small towns in the greater midlands area who are on the watch list.


#6

’Only Indians’ rental advert in Dublin sparks outrage

The words ‘no Irish need apply’ may be a thing of the past but it seems to remain true on some Dublin property sites.

A Facebook advert for a city centre room has sparked a discrimination row after it specified ‘only Indians’ would be considered as flatmates.

The unidentified resident posted on Facebook last Friday that he was looking for three more flatmates to share his one-bedroom apartment, for €400 each. But it wasn’t the over-cramped living situation that raised eyebrows – rather the line ‘only looking for Indians’.

There is more


#7

In other news:

Indian Man looks for 3 more Indian people to share his 1 bed Irish flat.

Surely this is POSITIVE discrimination in action no… like gender quotas n’shyte, that was his point in running such a style of advert was it not? :icon_beer:


#8

So, a cautionary tale. This lad is literally an Olympian in taekwondo. Plus he is from Jobstown, he’d clearly know how to handle himself.

Yet even he was beaten in a random attack at 1am a stones throw from Temple Bar.

Fine Gael the party of law and order. A disgrace.


#9

a gang of up to 12 people set upon him

I’ve seen a couple of these scenarios before (like something from natural geographic), so not a new phenomenon unfortunately. Perhaps it’s got a bit worse now.


#10

They all are, not just Fianna Gael

Please stop voting for them


#11

Dunphy had a podcast this week with Una Doolally on the shocking state of Dublin, the town we loved so well.

This episode was recorded in Cognitive Dissonance City, Alabama. It was something to behold.

Supposedly ‘tourists’ are to blame for Dublin’s woes (like in Venice), while Doolally is concerned with preserving Ireland’s buildings and culture, and not have it replaced with some bland Neo Liberal money making racket that resembles an air terminal in Gatwick.

Dunphy laments that Tolka Park will have to go for more housing in the middle of a ‘housing crisis’, the Unicorn is next for the chop, and so it is all getting terribly close to home for the chattering classes of D4/D6.

It is not just ‘tourists’ in the firing line here. Owen Keegan and Noonan’s Nama fire sales are some of the real culprits at the heart of this frightful malaise, and Dunphy finishes on a ‘tired and emotional’ note as he feels ‘alienated’ from the city he grew up in.

https://thestandwitheamondunphy.com/episode/1239/


#12

He’s only noticing now or wha?


#13

Una had an article in last weekends IT about the demise of the Cobblestone in Smithfield.

Apparently herself and others such as Ruth Coppinger were protesting the erasure of Irish culture across the city.

She highlights the likelihood of some manner of revolutionary movement manifesting sometime soon in response to the housing crisis.

This despite the fact that her generation have been hiding under their bed for the past 2 years on the say so of Tony Holohan. Or that there was a Mica protest ongoing at the same time attended by 20000 culchies that happened to be ignored by the same IT that gives Una a platform to spout.

The cluelessness of these clowns really is something to behold. They still don’t seem to realise that they and those like them have been the footsoldiers of the neo liberal advance.

Fucking clowns the lot of them


#14

Can you guess how many residents is there on O’Connell Street? I remember listening to the radio 10 years ago and they said there was only 1 (one) elderly lady with the address on the mayor capital’s throughfare.


#15

Mmmm. Just who was this place named after.


#16

A city centre book store soldiering on in 2021…

Yeah, but all of it is just one less reason to frequent the city centre


#17

A real shame. The homogenisation of the city continues apace. H&F surely struggling too.


#18

I overheard a H&F employee tell the deli assistant they had sold 11 books one day last year (probably September ish)
I’ve been in a few times it’s fairly dead.
Chapters will be turned into another terrible cheap discount store if anyone takes it on. Only thing that sells around there really. The queue for LIDL snakes round the bloke even still. Shite food +Netflix.


#19

Full spectrum death wha!


#20

High priestess of multi culturist virtue signalling at the Irish Times, ‘new to the parish’ columnist Sorcha Pollock is now on the case and appalled at these (presumably foreign) tourists and students clearing Dublin’s cultural landscape:

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