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Saturday 3 December 2016

"I lived in the corner flat in the Joseph Plunkett tower. It was a three-bed, and I loved it from the minute I walked into it in 1976. I lived there for nearly 40 years, until I had to move out last year. It broke my heart.

Elizabeth Kearney

"I lived in the corner flat in the Joseph Plunkett tower. It was a three-bed, and I loved it from the minute I walked into it in 1976. I lived there for nearly 40 years, until I had to move out last year. It broke my heart.

"You can see my lovely wallpaper from the street. I had a nice purple colour in the living room. It wasn't changed for 15 years. The whole flat even went on fire in 1993, but we survived.

"It was safe around here. I never saw any drugs, I heard about them though. I'll be gutted when they explode the place.

"I still have the key. It was home. I get a tear in my eye every time I think about it. I know women they'd be crying for years after they moved out. I had seven children and they lived in the flats and their children lived in the flats.

"I think if you're young, the houses are great, but if you're older, you don't need to move. I think I'm the oldest person on the street now."

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