Cork's GPO occupies an unusual intersection (Oliver Plunkett St, Pembroke Street, & Winthrop Street). The building underwent some renovation a few years ago and the exterior was cleaned. All in all, they did a pretty good job.
The laneway pictured (Pembroke Street) has beeing partially pedestrianised. In the photo, you can just make out the street barriers....these jack up at 11am thus closing off the street to deliveries and other traffic. This has been replicated on some of the other lanes leading onto Oliver Plunkett Street and has made life rather more enjoyable for the pedestrian.