Financial Justice Walking Tour - Culture Night 2023

04 April 2024


On our Financial Justice Walking Tour for Culture Night in September 2023, we were delighted to bring over 50 people for a walk through Dublin's Docklands' north and south sides.

We based our tour on the idea of experiential learning; that abstract concepts like ‘finance’ and ‘financial justice’ can be more easily perceived by people when they are brought into the spaces in which these things play out. We asked ourselves, what better context for global citizenship education on topics of economic and financial justice than in the very locations in which vital economic matters, past and present, are decided upon?  

This video was produced in collaboration with Afri (Action from Ireland) and it captures the vibrancy of all the speakers, highlighting our tour's main points of focus. 

Walking tour sites and speakers include: 

  1. Liberty Hall - Mags O’Brien, labour historian, former SIPTU tutor
  2. Custom House - Hilary Darcy, Global Citizenship Education Coordinator, Financial Justice Ireland
  3. Famine Memorial - Joe Murray, Co-ordinator, AFRI- Action from Ireland 
  4. Docklands - Aisling Hedderman, Training Officer, Community Action Tenants Union
  5. Hibernia - REIT Neltah Chadamoyo, Facilitator for Transformation and Fluid Artist
  6. Facebook - Sian Cowman, Climate Justice Researcher and Educator
  7. Central Bank - Conor McCabe, Researcher and Author

We wanted to upload this video now to generate a better understanding of the role the IFSC plays, both locally and internationally. Our walking tour was designed to interrogate the reasons why greater levels of wealth have been absorbed into the IFSC over recent decades, in order to illuminate the political and economic actions that facilitate this process. 

This video shows how our tour of the IFSC directly explores the justice implications of these processes. It asks, ‘Who benefits from the accumulation of this wealth?’ and, ‘Who has been burdened?’ It connects the local, situated experience of living in Ireland under economic globalisation and financialisation and the real-world impacts it places on people, their communities, and their land. 


This event is funded by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs. Irish Aid is the Government’s overseas development programme which supports partners working in some of the world’s poorest countries. Irish Aid also supports global citizenship education in Ireland to encourage learning and public engagement with global issues. The ideas, opinions and comments therein are entirely the responsibility of the participants and do not necessarily
represent or reflect DFA policy.