Yes he (O'Callaghan, not John's Father)should get a medal alright, the "Pulling down the last bit of Architecture in Fenian Street award".Or perhaps the award for making another Lower Mount Street. Or how about the getting away without a fine/imprisonment award, (The Haughey Medal).
Yeah, sure the street was a bit decrepid before O'Callaghan and his merry men started putting Offices and Hotels on it. But the only decent thing left on Fenian Street is the Gingerman pub (No doubt he has eyes on that too). Another canyon of blandness decends on Dublin.
O'Callaghan's quote reminds me of Paidraig Flynn on the Late Late Show last year saying how great he was etc, and how everyone else thought he was a complete gobshite. A message to you Mr O'Callaghan, I think you're a gobshite as well.