Eoin O'Mahony on why Dublin is a tale of two cities
“We've a highly segregated city because we've made poor choices over 30 - 40 years”
Dr Eoin O'Mahony is a Fellow in the School of Geography in UCD, an urban geographer with a strong sense of the need for social change. Helen Shaw met up with Eoin in Smithfield, once Dublin's horse market and now a shiny plaza of private apartment blocks, an art cinema, cafes and restaurants.
Eoin says urban geographer often look 'at where money lands' to understand what is happening in development and describes Dublin in terms of how class interplays with property and planning.