Irene Siragusa Captures The Messy Side Of The Night Time Economy
I don’t like the fact that Temple Bar area is sold as the Cultural Quarter of Dublin by Temple Bar Cultural Trust. Its economical value is extremely obvious at night when I went out to take these photos, that’s between 2am and 4am. This generates a sort of ‘threshold of tolerance’ for which social behaviours that usually would not be accepted or tolerated for the sake of a profitable economy. People were beaten up, passed out on the road or picked up by ambulances. Bins were set on fire and everyone was still drinking and chatting away like nothing out of the ordinary was happening, sometimes looking at these events as though it was just a fictional show.
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