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Paul Clerkin

Nice idea, but you’re really talking about a form of ethnic cleansing, moving an entire community elsewhere. Neither fair nor tolerable in this day and age. A hundred years ago or more, it would have been easy.

Scale wise, it would be horrific, the length os Smithfield stretching as far as the Law Society would be huge, worthy of a militaristic regime.

The old photos of Blackhall Place with the two terraces either side framing the Law Society are a real eye opener – they led the space scale and a certain dignity which is now all gone.

[This message has been edited by Paul Clerkin (edited 29 April 2000).]

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