In general, history is usually very quickly erased from the memory of communities in areas were new urban developments are taking place. The controversial history over the use of this stadium created a focus on a public space of shared interest: this site was, long before it was brought into use as a community stadium, firmly grounded in Tallaght. This history should not just be erased and forgotten.
- Public Arena, a video film (33 min.), made in collaboration with students of Tallaght Community School. The script for this work was compiled from verbatim interviews with people from all sides of the negotiations of the Tallaght Stadium initiative. The video work is accompanied by a publication with the script for the work, designed by David Bennewith.
- a neon public art work based on the Thomas Davis club motto: Nascann Dáshlán Daoine (Challenge Unites People)
- a live event and photo shoot with an enormous 8 meter big ball in Tallaght Stadium.
Public Arena was commissioned by South Dublin County Council's In Context 3 public arts programme. The publication Public Arena, designed by David Bennewith, is awarded one of the Best Designed Books in 2009.