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All is changed, changed utterly


When it comes to the daily realities of living with Covid, there’s a big rural/urban divide. Three of our journalists relate their experiences

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Slane, Co Meath

Slane, Co Meath

Slane, Co Meath

Slane, Co Meath: A friend works in Dublin's north inner city. In a way, she is on the frontline. She's been texting me since the lockdown began, saying: "It's like Beirut in here."

She says the virus is everywhere in the area. She says she knows the buildings where it's rampant among the inhabitants who live in cramped conditions. She knows of people who won't get tested because they fear deportation. She knows where she can and can't go; she knows who to be wary of when they come into her place of work. There are still days when she is very, very nervous.


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