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Yes – the Ulster Bank should be razed to the ground, it has to be the ugliest non-Brutalist building in the city.

Other buildings that should go would be ones that wouldn’t be on such a list, the terrible red-bricked rubbish that makes up so much of Dublin and regional towns, like that monster on Nassau St, which I find so much more offensive than concrete slab blocks – at least these are so bad they’re almost attractive, one onto themselves, but the bricked stuff neatly skips over the line into acceptability and avoids all popular criticism, enabling them to destroy streetscapes for decades to come.

A Grade X list would be welcome, not only for ugly buildings, but inappropriate ones too. As to who decides what is another matter, taste police and all that.

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