A Dublin hotelier and property developer, Mr Noel O'Callaghan, is seeking planning permission to erect a five-storey, L-shaped office block around Archer's garage on Fenian Street.
The late-1940s garage, occupied until recently by EWL Electric, was demolished illegally over the June bank holiday weekend despite being listed for preservation. It is to be faithfully reconstructed at Dublin Corporation's insistence.
The planning application for the office building is being treated separately from a submission by Mr O'Callaghan's architects, Anthony Reddy Associates, of plans to reconstruct the former List 1 garage. http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/ireland/1999/0915/hom12.htm