This paper examines the perceptions of residents’ in two housing estates in
Limerick, a peripheral Irish city, on how (un)safety effects their day-to-day lives and is an
intrinsic element in the production and reproduction of their urban territories. In focusing
on these areas which are currently ‘undergoing’ the largest urban regeneration project
in the history of the Irish State, our analysis provides new insights into the intersections
between regeneration processes and (un)sicherheit. Significantly, our findings demonstrate
that regeneration processes, often billed as enhancing community safety, can in fact contribute
to destabilising the triumvirate of safety, certainty and security.