The Left Wing Political Gentrification of the Irish Working Class

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'The term ‘gentrification’ was coined in 1964 by sociologist – Ruth Glass. She defined it as a change in the social structure and housing market in working class areas. She explained – "One by one, many of the working class quarters have been invaded by the middle class - upper and lower ... Once this process of 'gentrification' starts in a district it goes on rapidly until all or most of the working class occupiers are displaced and the whole social character of the district is changed" (Glass, 1964, p.xvii).

Predominately a working class neighbourhood, Charlemont Street had witnessed some drastic changes down through the years. At one time they were host to some of the worst tenement slums in Dublin, revolutionary Marxist, James Connolly, resided there for a short while. Charlotte Street, recently destroyed, used to be an ancient road that led directly to the Battle of Rathmines in 1649. In later years it housed many working class families.

Long after the slums had since gone, and Charlotte Street wiped from the face of the planet, new and modern buildings started springing up from where the old tenement houses once stood. This quick change from antiquated to contemporary was the signalling precursor for the beginning of what was to become the unyielding gentrification process of Charlemont Street.'

The entire area had been completely hemmed in.
The gentrifiers had made their mark!



The Gentrification Of Charlemont Street P.I - Indymedia Ireland



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'I had no idea there was a 'trailer park' in Ireland. Now its 100 residents are being evicted.'

Kitty Holland on Twitter: "Jobstown not guilty, thpusands in Dub now ...

I think there's at least 4 Sinn Fein TD's who come from the Dublin 4 area, namely Mary Lou MacDonald, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Eoin O'Broin and Chris Andrews, as well as the two United Left Alliance TD's.

- Why do people like Paul Murphy persist in giving people the impression that they are from Jobstown?

- Why do people from Dublin 4 always think that they know what's best for the Little People?

- Is there a deliberate process of gentrification being played out, whereby the middle class are squeezing the working class out of the political landscape entirely?

- What will happen to the campaign to build more houses in areas that have nothing but houses, if that campaign is being led by people who, and I quote, Kitty Holland: 'Had no idea there was a 'trailer park' in Ireland?'
 
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~Independents are as much corrupt as the established parties. Show me one real independent who hasn't feathered their own nest.
 

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~Independents are as much corrupt as the established parties. Show me one real independent who hasn't feathered their own nest.
He's dead now may he rest in peace. I forget his name. He was an independent politician in Dublin who with his constituents tackled heroin dealers in the locality. A man of the people. I don't believe he feathered his nest.
 
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He was a real Independent. Although I would disagree with his views, he epitomizes the exact type of local politician likely to become victims of the process I'm referring to.

There was a trailer park in the area I grew up, and one of my aunties lived in a trailer park, and I know several people who have lived in caravans who are not travelers. Hence why I was shocked to read that a member of the Socialist Workers Party had never heard of a trailer park. A trailer park is nothing like a halting site. I know people who live in halting sites, and they would never tell you that they lived in anything other than a halting site.

'Had no idea there was a 'trailer park' in Ireland.'

That is word for word what a member of the Socialist Workers Party wrote. They had no idea that there was a trailer park in Ireland? I don't know any large working class estates in Dublin, that haven't got some form of a trailer park. Ballyfermot, Clondalkin, Crumlin, Drimnagh, Finglas and Tallaght are all home to halting sites and trailer parks, and a lot of people who live in alternative accommodation like a caravan.

That epitomizes the exact type of issue where the process of the Political Gentrification of the Irish working class by the Left Wing, is having a detrimental effect on the lives of the working class. For example: The Left Wing, and I'm using the broad stroke definition of Sinn Féin and the whole array of Trotsky Sects who screamed the loudest for more social houses to be built, but the working class in Finglas said No, and protested against the erection of Modular Houses, (My comments on this matter were subsequently removed by the Moderators of Politics.ie).
 
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I'm considering forming a political party and calling it the Untouchables. :)
Call it the Independents Goat Party

'Is this walk out from Athlone’s players the straw that broke the camel’s back. The Irish soccer community has just had enough of mediocrity. An Irish Water watershed in soccer terms and the only possible way to highlight these inadequacies is not fulfilling a match fixture.

Athlone are not alone in highlighting financial pressures within their clubs. My own club Waterford and Finn Harps have communicated such problems through the media but how many more clubs are keeping their cards close to their chests.

The FAI can manage their affairs professionally and be seen to address real needs with realistic policies but come on lets get real here. Mismanagement, too inept or cowardly to tackle bad practices when they surfaced and the lack of leadership to design or cost accurately effective systems, has led us close to soccer Armageddon.

The Government introduced Irish Water without consulting the public at large and now the FAI is facing a similar revolution. Ollie Cahill who works for the Professional Players Association of Ireland was on Talksport on Sunday morning stating that his Union doesn’t look after amateur players only the registered professional’s.

I would like to look at the ratio of amateur to professional players currently working at each of the Airtricity Clubs. If my own club Waterford Utd is a benchmark then I would say there are more amateur players playing in the league than professionals.

In all my years as player, coach and manager it’s a first for me that a club hasn’t fulfilled a fixture. It’s a nuisance to all involved as I was on my way down to Waterford to play Athlone last Friday looking forward to the last game before the break.

I felt the pain of Alan Mathews and indeed the players, some of which needed their expenses to pay off everyday household bills.
Where do we go from here?


Do we need an energetic innovator whose influence can revolutionise our soccer product?'

Aaron Callaghan: A League manager's thoughts on the Athlone Town ...

Aaron Callaghan said in June that the majority of players in the LOI have no union representation. Three months after this article was written, Dundalk made profits of more than £10 million, despite the fact that the FAI had invested a total of £100,000 into the entire league over a five year period. No union representation is the same thing as political gentrification.

The government charge people in Dublin £2,000 for a licence to sell when there's a big GAA match or a big International match for the FAI. Local people who set up the same type of stall at a Scottish amateur Athletics, Shinty or Highland games tournament are only charged £5-£10. Some of those tournaments can attract up to 20,000 people. How many burgers can a Scot eat?
 

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You should change the last 6 Words in your OP to state "Genocidification of the Irish Working Class".

The Irish "Left" as you call them are a bogus Left.

As you have admitted- they are totally insincere Showmen.

TG is 1 of the very few genuine "Lefties" on this Site.

The rest support Non Consensual Population Replacement of the Native Working Class & then slyly pretend to be their friends...
 
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You should change the last 6 Words in your OP to state "Genocidification of the Irish Working Class".

The Irish "Left" as you call them are a bogus Left.

As you have admitted- they are totally insincere Showmen.

TG is 1 of the very few genuine "Lefties" on this Site.

The rest support Non Consensual Population Replacement of the Native Working Class & then slyly pretend to be their friends...
The "Genocidification of the Irish Working Class" would be a different subject.
 
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