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“It is th only Irish building which has a high international reputation”??? (I presume this is a quote from that link?)

By way of refutation, I mention the Parliament House in College Green by Edward Lovett Pearce (c.1729—) (see also my list, above). I have seen it included in exhibitions in three different non-Irish cities. It was the first purpose-built bicameral legislature in the world (i.e. two-chamber parliament), and is important for placing the House of Commons on the central axis with the House of Lords off to one side, i.e. for symbolically placing the ‘people’ above their masters.

For that, and the fact that it’s an astonishing building, it is certainly known more widely than these here shores.

The Casino may have the highest international profile, but not the only one.

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