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Article Title

Community Demographics

Authors

Peter Byrne

Abstract

Following the marked industrial decline of the south-west inner-city of Dublin, the area is characterised today by all the compound problems which accompany long-term unemployment. The area has suffered from dereliction, physical neglect, large-scale environmental decay, heavy pollution, poor infrastructure, substandard housing, and a lack of recreational facilities and open green spaces. The south-west inner-city is now characterised by complex social exclusion and by multi-dimensional deprivation.

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