Reply To: Smithfield, Dublin
No 80 North King Street is List 2 on Dublin Corporations Current Development Plan. It dates (Lower half) from the early part of the 18th Century and upper parts from approx 1830. List 2 allows demolition only in ‘exceptional’ circumstances. Arson is suspected, needless to say Dublin Corporation are refusing to use their powers under new listed building legislation to force the owners to repair the damage, roof it and make it secure, they have instead limited the preservation of the building to propping and temporary works for the sole purpose of allowing the street to be re-opened on Thursday.
By the way the building being restored is no 81 next door.