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District magazine’s ‘Living Hell’ tee front and back

Been there?

Now buy the t-shirt.

District Magazine writes:

We’ve spent the past year highlighting the worst kips on Daft in Dublin in our series, Living Hell.

Though our bi-weekly pieces rip the piss out of sheds for rent in people’s back gardens, we’re deadly serious about making a change.

That’s why we’ve released a new Living Hell t-shirt complete with our new logo to raise vital funds for charities in Ireland that tackle homelessness.

50 per cent of the proceeds will go straight to the organisations providing support for people across the country without a roof over their heads, with the remainder going towards campaigns that raise awareness about the crisis.

And they’re designed by Paul Smith!

Paul ruddy Smith.

Purchase here

District Magazine

Update: A different Paul Smith. Sorry.

This morning.

Just one landlord faced legal action arising from breaches of housing standards at 7,848 private rented properties that failed a first inspection this year, new figures obtained by RTÉ Investigates reveal.

Via RTÉ News:

A total of 10,200 private rented properties were inspected by local councils in the first six months of this year.

Some 76% of these properties were found on first inspection to be non-compliant with housing standards.

in the subsequent three months to September, no legal action was taken by any of 29 local authorities surveyed…


In response to a series of Freedom of Information requests, local authorities revealed that not one single property was found to be compliant with housing standards after the first inspections of 770 dwellings in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, 607 dwellings in Co Sligo and 259 dwellings in Co Offaly.

Just one landlord faced legal action for housing breaches in 2020 (RTÉ)


A twitter thread by Nicole Glennon of the hellscape that is the Dublin “studio apartments” market.

Expensive cells, essentially.

Equals tenement.

Good times.

5 Henrietta Hall, Bolton Street, Dublin 1 (Daft)

From top: Arthur Griffith’s home from 1911 to his death in 1922: Arthur Griffith entering the house with daughter Ita (left) and Nevin (right)

Via Daft:

Arthur Griffith, founder of Sinn Fein and former President of Dail Eireann resided at 122 Saint Lawrence Road between 1911 – 1922.

This property produces annual rental income of €76,776 and includes rental income from a commercial garage to the rear.

The accommodation extends to 1,862 sqft/173 sqm overall and is divided up into 7 self-contained flats

St Lawrence Road, Clontarf, Dublin (Daft)

Thanks Tom

Griffith pic via General Michael