Dublin Castle - Who is in Charge?

Re: Dublin Castle - Who is in Charge?

Postby exene1 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:32 pm

Typically of the time, the Palace Street / Dame Street block stood semi-demolished for years as the 1975 newspaper piece says, rather than being quickly demolished to widen out the street ... What a sorry saga Dublin was back then ... Here is a grab from a clip of 8mm film taken about 1970 - from of all places a menu bar in the 2003 Led Zeppelin retrospective DVD - where you can see the same situation as in the pic in the newspaper clipping, with buildings demolished to first-floor level (following fire in the case of the corner building(s)) plus maybe one or two of the terrace still standing at the City Hall end:

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Re: Dublin Castle - Who is in Charge?

Postby StephenC » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:48 am

A Part VIII planning application has been lodged to convert the ground floor of 3 Palace Street (so called 'robocop' building) to use as a Dubline visitor centre, and to redesign Barnardos Square

http://www.dublincity.ie/swiftlg/apas/r ... ts%3C/a%3E
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Re: Dublin Castle - Who is in Charge?

Postby fergalr » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:25 pm

AKA "We've no idea what else to do with a building we should never have built".
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Re: Dublin Castle - Who is in Charge?

Postby StephenC » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:48 pm

A couple of interesting comments on this application. Submissions now closed.
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Re: Dublin Castle - Who is in Charge?

Postby StephenC » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:12 pm

Punchbowl wrote:Deckhands wanted: Apply within

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This 'humble' addition to Ireland's EU presidency is to finally be removed the weekend after next. €20k later.
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Re: Dublin Castle - Who is in Charge?

Postby fergalr » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:50 pm

Did they just put it up so the ministerial drivers would know where to go?

"Just past Robocop, take a left at the flags."
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Re: Dublin Castle - Who is in Charge?

Postby missarchi » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:44 am

The real reason for these flag poles was "security issues"
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Re: Dublin Castle - Who is in Charge?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:18 pm

They're probably historic now... we should save them...
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Re: Dublin Castle - Who is in Charge?

Postby wearnicehats » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:05 am

nailed it

great work lads. Time for a Bulmers

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