The city is being ruined by (a) people with no colour taste or coordination and (b) people making unauthorised alterations to buildings.
Here is Frank Ryan pub, Queen Street, a protected structure. It could be a classic Dublin pubfront, up there with the Stag's Head, Cassidy's etc. It has all the ingredients - good quality carved timber pubfront, historic brick upper elevation with pretty quoins & parapet - but it's been in the shits for years with a taseless colour scheme, clutter all over the place, painted brickwork and replacement windows.
And now, the pubfront has just incurred another tasteless paint job in purple & lilac which clashes violently with the green above.
Worse is unauthorised alterations to the protected pubfront: In the original on the left, the piers seamlessly support the consoles at each end of the fascia and thus visually hold the whole elevation over the shopfront. The consoles have just been replaced with projecting boxes (right) inspired by those godawful 'reproduction traditional' shopfronts all over the country, and the visual logic is lost.
GET SOME COLOUR ADVICE FRANK RYAN AND GET CONSERVATION ADVICE BEFORE CHANGING PARTS ON A HISTORIC PUBFRONT (AND APPLY FOR PERMISSION).