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'Squat City' evicted again in August 2016: The battle over the Grangegorman Squat in Dublin

From 2013 to 2016, ‘Squat City’ at Grangegorman was a hub of activity and a spring for the squatting movement in Dublin. After the final closure of the squat in August 2016, Rachel Mc Ardle- an IRC-funded PhD student (#LoveIrishResearch) in the Department of Geography and the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA)- outlines the recent conflict that has happened in this space over the last number of years. 2,637 more words

Human Geography

Notes: David Sibley, "Mapping the Pure and the Defiled" in Geographies of Exclusion

Sibley, David. (1995). Mapping the pure and the defiled. in Geographies of exclusion. New York: Routledge, 49-71.


Sibley traces how geographies are constructed which mark persons and places as defiled and thus othered. 95 more words


The geography of fate & the challenge of migration

In the summer of 2015 Europe was in turmoil as thousands of refugees seemed to suddenly descend upon various crossing points in the Mediterranean in a perilous attempt to escape conflict in Syria or the social, economic and political strife of their home countries in predominantly Africa and the Middle East. 841 more words

Geography In The News

Population and the Environment

Key elements in the physical environment:

  • Climate
  • Soils
  • Water Supply
  • Other elements

CLIMATE is arguably the most important element in the physical environment. Rainfall temp, wind velocity, levels of solar insolation is what determines food productivity, type of farming system and selected cultivation species. 387 more words