Housing struggles in Ireland: A historical perspective

Stewart Smyth


This article does not pretend to be a comprehensive account of the housing struggles that have taken place on the island of Ireland since partition; instead, historical examples are explored to highlight the differing forms, tactics and strategies of previous housing campaigns. The aim is to learn lessons from these campaigns, to avoid mistakes made and take inspiration from the successes. In this respect, this article seeks to answer the call of the participants in the ‘’68 Revolutionaries’ session at Marxism 2018 to discuss our own history so that our movement can learn and grow.

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