Yes, I was very sad to see a pile of rubble there on Friday - I've been watching that house and site for the last few years and got some interesting info about it from the 1911 Census. It was in a bad state from drug addicts apparently and the OPW were very eager to demolish it.
The OPW applied for Planning 20 Mar 2009 as follows:
Demolition and removal of a dilapidated three storey building (no. 2 Hammond Lane), its supporting structure and the surrounding boundary walls. It also includes the excavation for the purpose of research and discovery, a site of archaeological and historic interest and a system of secant piling along the boundary on Hammond Lane and Church Street. A new quality wooden fence will be erected on the site boundary along the street line of Hammond Lane and Church Street. It will match in height and specification the existing fencing.