1980 on O’Connell Street – Gardai move in arrest women street traders – apparently at the behest of big business. pic.twitter.com/EBdFbnCETO
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Meanwhile, in a review of Susan Weir’s book – Dublin’s Working Prams – A Photographic Portrait of Dublin Street Traders – Tracy O’Brien writes:
Susan explores the crisis the streets traders lived through in the mid-1980s, as they were deemed a threat by some of the powerful business interests in the city centre. Susan interviews the ladies, who tell stories of being chased down the city’s streets by the Gardaí, as they did not hold licenses for selling from the prams. Some funny anecdotes from these times tell us about ladies hiding in confession boxes to avoid the Gardaí, or drinking tea in the police station when they were arrested and having a great sing song while they waited to be released.
Review on Newsfour.ie