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PHOTOS: Ireland’s unemployed construction workers

Photographer Stephen Doyle set out to capture the young men who worked during the boom, and are now struggling.

COMING FROM A family with a long history of involvement in Ireland’s construction industry, photographer Stephen Doyle set out to document its changing nature in the wake of the Celtic Tiger.

His pictures capture the young men who worked in construction during the boom, and now struggle to find employment or have simply been left jobless.

Doyle says that “role reversal, depression, anger and despair” are common threads that emerged through his project, which is on show as part of the PhotoIreland Festival 2012.

His exhibition Time Served is at the Inspirational Arts Gallery on Dublin’s Herbert Street until next Friday, August 3. Here is a sample of what’s on show:

PHOTOS: Ireland’s unemployed construction workers
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  • Ireland's construction workers after the boom

  • Ireland's construction workers after the boom

  • Ireland's construction workers after the boom

  • Ireland's construction workers after the boom

  • Ireland's construction workers after the boom

All photos by Stephen Doyle

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