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Tuesday 6 December 2016

"I miss the flats, too. I was born and raised there. The houses are all weird looking. They're all different to each other.

Leah Kearney

"I miss the flats, too. I was born and raised there. The houses are all weird looking. They're all different to each other.

"The seven towers were named after the seven leaders of the 1916 rising, so I don't understand why they don't keep the names on the streets. The street we live on now is called Poppintree Crescent. What kind of name is that?

"You used to have one token for the electricity. Now you have 10. Life has gotten so expensive. You can't afford it anymore.

"The day the Joseph Plunkett goes will be a sad day. I lived with my mam on the fifth floor in a two-bedroom flat. The lifts never worked. You'd often get stuck in them. My gran (Elizabeth Kearney, above)got stuck in them loads of times.

"People used to take turns cleaning the stairs, you know. I think the place is a bit sad-looking now without the flats and the shopping centre. They keep saying that they'll build a new one, but there's no sign of it yet."

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