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And, as with the politics, the other crowd aren’t any better. Check out the backdrop in Chez Enda here:


No building, it seems, is safe from PVC. O’Braoinan’s shop in Castlecomer in Killkenny was cited in Nessa Roche’s 1999 book on the history of Irish windows (‘The Legacy of Light’) as a rare example of a traditional pub-grocer with original features intact.

NIAH page

But by the time it came to be recorded by the NIAH in 2003, it’d been PVC’d.



Not even semi-demolished buildings are safe from PVC! Both pictures above show the remains of the stucco-embellished facade of No. 62 Thomas Street, Dublin, with sash windows still in the 1st floor.

And, a short time later, after PVC-ing.


It’s not like all this PVCing has continued for want of nothing being done about it. These are from a 1998 report called ‘The Plasticisation of Ireland’:

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