Just can't let the sesquicentenary pass without a nod to the great Irish builders, Sisk, who celebrated 150 years in business this year. Check out 'The Big Bank', a 32-minute, brilliantly bonkers builder's account of getting the Central Bank up, with nary a mention of Sam Stephenson and that ends with "Buddy, can you spare a dime?". Who'd ever have thought? http://www.sisk150.com/media/central-bank-video/
Another absolute treasure, 'We Built This City', 13 minutes long, filmed for Dublin's Millennium in 1988 with great archive footage of Arthur Gibney and David Slattery. http://www.sisk150.com/media/we-built-this-city/
And a sadly incomplete film about the building of Ballymun, with loads of fascinating detail: http://www.sisk150.com/media/ballymun-development/
More power to their elbows!