Re: Re: Liberty Hall

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Paul Clerkin

Gilroy McMahon have been chosen as architects for the redevelopment of Liberty Hall.

They have been picked from a shortlist by the executive council of the Siptu trade union, which owns the building. An invitation for expressions of interest attracted 34 architectural practices across European, Siptu says.

A short list of six practices were then selected for interview.

Announcing the appointment, SIPTU General Secretary, Joe O’Flynn said he hoped the replacement building for Liberty Hall will become as familiar a part of the Dublin skyline as the existing building when it is completed in about four years.

“SIPTU is conscious of the union’s place in the community and will be mindful of that in developing the project.

“This venture will preserve the union’s long association with the current historical site and its commitment to the struggle for workers rights from its foundation in 1909 to its role in advancing the cause of exploited workers in modern Ireland to securing positive change for workers through Social Partnership,” he said.

The interview panel comprised; Joan O’Connor former President of the RIAI and Director Interactive Project Managers Ltd., Pat Cooney, Head Architect OPW, John O’Connor Architect and County Manager of Fingal County Council, Jack O’Connor, SIPTU General President and Joe O’Flynn, SIPTU General Secretary.

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