The trick in such cases, if anyone can be bothered, is to get together and present a viable alternative, as happened all those years ago with Temple Bar. It is not enough just to complain about SOM's downtown-Dallas scheme (as I did) or this extraordinary piece of 1980s commercial Post-modern revival, dredged up from the depths of the planning drawer.
There are excellent architects in Ireland - where are they all, sitting in a bar somewhere grousing about how they never get any work? If ever there was time for direct action, putting together an alternative scheme, getting the press on your side, forcing the City to browbeat the developers into changing horses, all that excellent campaigning stuff, then this is it.
Incidentally, the scheme is not so much like Canary Wharf (which looks bloody good in comparison) but an earlier, considerably more crap scheme nearby in London docklands called South Quay Plaza by John Seifert, arguably Britain's worst architect. This was the place the IRA blew up, thus proving that every cloud has a silver lining. Sadly, it was not completely destroyed.