95: The Voices of the North-East Inner-City

A map of the North East Inner City with Interfaith forum, ACET, East Wall Youth, JCFJ, NCI, Dublin Co-op, and Belvedere Youth Club labeled


Martin Luther King famously said that “a riot is the language of the unheard.”1 The ordinary people of the North-East Inner-City were not involved in the riots; they are its victims. But their voices remain largely unheard. We hope that this issue of Working Notes helps raise the voices of the people of the North-East... Read more »


Image of Dubliners watching a dublin bus and luas buring on O'Connell Street

Reading the City Centre Riots: Thoughts, Feelings and Reactions of the Dublin Community Co-op

Unaddressed social issues are the bedrock upon which extremist actors have been able to incite racism and violence against migrants.

Human Rights  

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Humans of the NEIC – Lewis

Lewis Byrne was born and raised in Ballybough and is a Community Worker with Dublin Community Co-Op.

Humans of NEIC  

Women and child working together over school work

Early Childhood Home Visiting- a Critical lifeline for families in Dublin’s Inner City.

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity, adapt to challenges, and recover from setbacks. While Dublin City Council workers cleaned up the streets after the riots and restored the physical space, Home Visitors were addressing the emotional and mental trauma experienced by children and families and supporting them to recover from these awful... Read more »


Image of Adrianne a women, with brown hair, wearing the ELI uniform pink shirt and blue jacket and smiling

Humans of the North-East Inner-City: Adrianne

Adrianne works in ELI and has been a Parent-child plus Home Visitor for 16 years. Born in the NEIC and raising her own family here.

Humans of NEIC  

16 people from the community after schools Project Awards, recieving awards

Community education and the NEIC

The popular idea of formal education and raising educational outcomes as a way out of disadvantage is not true.8 It is more challenging for disadvantaged children to engage in education and achieve curriculum outcomes compared to their better off peers. The hidden curriculum with its unwritten rules and expectations of the dominant culture, makes it... Read more »


Smiling Amy with brown hair in a ponytail, light green glasses, and a darker green long sleeve top

Humans of the North-East Inner-City Amy

Amy Cooney is a ELI Parent plus worker, born and raised in NEIC

Humans of NEIC  

two Garda Cars parked outside the GPO Museum

Stretched to the Limit: Policing in Dublin’s North-East Inner- City

Children’s access to an illicit drug free environment is not possible. There are knock on effects for their life chances - restricted education opportunities or a pathway to serious crime. As the neglect of these areas continues, the illegal drug industry could become integral to the economy of the area

Penal Reform  

Ian wearing in a grey nit sweater over a button down shirt. Smiling in front of the red door of his office on North Great George Street

Humans of the North-East Inner-City Ian

Ian Tracy is an Architect based on North Great George Street for 12 years. 

Humans of NEIC  

A map of Dublin from 1756.

This is the Air We Breathe: Sharing suburban place and story in the North-East Inner-City of Dublin.

Every time you go from one neighbourhood and enter another and see an inequality and say ‘that is the way it is’ you are calling that which is demonic, natural.


A smiling man in his all black priestly Indian Orthodox garb

Humans of the North-East Inner-City: Fr. Anish

Fr. Anish John is the Indian Orthodox Priest for the Parish worshipping at Cathal Burgha St. George Street’, a Migrant and a Father. 

Humans of NEIC  

sign hanging in a brick wall saying Dublin Christian Mission Welcome

The Changing Faith of Dublin’s North-East Inner-City: Building Bridges Across Communities with Dublin City Interfaith Forum

In 2006, in the North-East Inner-City of Dublin alone, the scale of the change in the religious landscape was staggering and evident to those paying attention.

Refugees & Migration  

A smiling lady wearing a white Blazer with black stripes and gold buttons. She has light blonde hair and she's has a lovely smile and pink nails

Humans of North-East Inner-City: Carmel

Carmel Cosgrove is a volunteer and founding member of East Wall Youth, Founding member of HOPE, Board member of Friends of Gateway and previous Lord Mayor of East Wall. 

Humans of NEIC