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What about the finest public space of them all in Dublin – College Green? A parliament building and a university facing one another across a grand, chaotic, ordered, kind of multi-symmetrical space is almost Hellenic, yet Georgian… and higgledy-piggledy.

And what do we do with it? Send 40,000 cars a day through it. Will I be 10 years buried before this space is treated with anything more than contempt? Does anyone out there realise the importance of this space? It is Dublin’s drawing room.

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