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Originally posted by J Lobb
They are the magnificent physical remains of an autoctratic, agressive, oppressive colonial regime – so they are culturally invaluable.

I HATE that attitude. Georgian Dublin was built by Irish people for Irish people. I though we had moved oin from that stale arguement. Its that mentality that destroyed so much of our Georgian landscape in the first place.

Look at the coverage of the recent fire in Edinburgh Old Town. Almost everyone was appalled at the loss of such a high amount of architectural heritage and the effect it would have on the Georgian and Victorian streetscape.

In every architectural period there has been a need to move on to newer things and sacrifice the past for the future. But to use that old Fenian rubbish as a justification is unacceptable.

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