Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’

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On the same day that An Taisce’s Ian Lumley declared: ”Georgian Dublin was a battle won” in an interview in the I.T. Weekend Review, last Saturday, some gurriers ripped the copper and lead valleys off the two probable former ‘Billys’ at nos. 30 and 32 Thomas Street [seen above in a pic from last year]. No. 32 is the chinese shop with the twin roofs and no 30 is the red/brown painted house with the cruciform shaped roof to the right.

some poor quality shots of the stripped roof of no. 30 today

These houses have been left vacant for about two years while a Liam Carroll company sought planning permission for the demolition and redevelopment of the site.

Dublin City Council disgraced itself in granting permission for the demolition of the entire Frawleys site, nos 32 to 36 Thomas St. [no. 30 was outside the boundary of the site] before An Bord Pleanala stepped in and required the retention and restoration of all the existing buildings. I’d be looking for DCC to make amends now with some swift actions to ensure that the owners [Nama?] get in there quickly and protect these buildings before serious deterioration begins.

We can argue about whether the houses are ‘Georgian’ later.

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