Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project Public Talk
The Dublin Housing Action Committee was established in the late 1960s in response to the chronic housing crisis in the city. The DHAC comprised a range of left wing organisations and community tenants associations. It demanded greater provision of public housing and engaged in a high profile campaign of squatting vacant buildings, picketing meetings of Dublin Corporation, resisting evictions and mass demonstrations.
A young Mick O’Reilly, President of the Dublin Trade Council and one of Ireland’s leading trade unionists for over 30 years was an active member of the DHAC and will share his memories of that time and the continued fight for the right to housing.
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