by Fergus O’Neill
“In September 2015 the last 15 storey Ballymun tower (Plunkett tower) was demolished. The tower blocks were built in 1966, fifty years after the 1916 Rising. An attempt (a badly failed one some might say) to provide social housing for the exploding Dublin population.
The seven high-rise towers were optimistically named after the seven signatories of the proclamation. Tens of Millions have been spent commemorating the centenary year but still we have no new childrens’ hospital, a broken hospital service, a homelessness crisis and a housing crisis.
… to celebrate the occasion I’ve produced an illustration entitled ‘The Towers’. “