Holles Row behind is a pleasant street of Dublin Artisans' Dwellings Company houses of c. 1890.
Houses in original condition are as rare as hen's teeth alas.
What a delight.
I ended up chatting to three women residents sunning themselves here for the best part of an hour a few weeks ago. The picture they painted of what they put up with regarding deliveries and waste collection from the hospital (the entire rear boundary of which forms the other side of their narrow street) was extraordinary. Collections operating six days a week from 8am, often outside designated hours, giant trucks backing up against their tiny houses, the consistent inadequacy of public representatives and the Gardai in sorting things out, the despair of the drivers themselves in having to disrupt the residents and operating in certain ways etc etc... And everything conceivable comes out of the entrances - recycling waste, medical waste, coffins, hearses, commercial waste, food waste, with a massive increase in recent years. It sounded horrific.
One can certainly understand their concerns in respect of the height of this new extension, rising from a current single-storey height across a standard width road from them, to six storeys. All of their sun also comes from here. Otherwise it would appear the extension would improve the street considerably, which is currently little more than a semi-industrial backland. The ladies didn't seem to agree. I wasn't going to fight, with there being Coors Light in the mix.