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Absolutely shocking that an intact Georgian house – effectively at the top of OConnell Street- can be left neglected for years, in plain sight of the whole city, until it just collapses.
Difficult to see exactly what shape its in but half of the back has gone, floors left hanging, bits of front facade falling into the street.. etc etc
Another piece of our heritage gone despite being a “Protected Structure”, and on the Derelict Sites register (whatever the f*ck that means)for years.
Despite having some of the best legislation for the protection of built heritage in Europe, DCC is unwilling or unable to take any meaningful action in even the most obvious of cases.
Admin, Still seems to be wierd things going on here.
Is there some reason I cant see the latest posts (the “latest updates” list changes) unless im logged in?
Conversely if I am not logged in I can see the most recent post which is called “Clothing”!!
Would be great to see this site in full swing again.
Stunning stretch of original historic granite paving and curbstones outside St. Saviour’s Church on Dominick Street are in the process of being RIPPED UP and paletted as part of Luas BXD works. This despite the Railway Order showing the pavement actually WIDENED in this area. The Development Plan lists this stretch of pavement as: “To be retained or restored and included in the City Council’s Programme for Restoration”.
I presume this vandalism facilitates the road being temporarily widened to allow a chunk of the street be closed for the track to be installed. So this paving, much of which appears to be completely untouched since the day it was laid 150 years ago, is effectively being demolished because RPA can’t work out the phasing of their works properly?
Am I wrong in thinking this paving is PROTECTED?
Historic paving disbelief in Lower Gardiner Street !!
On Thursday last week some DCC operatives replaced the granite surrounds to two coal hole covers. Admittedly the granite was very badly broken up. Whats been put back however is quite tragic.
The hole in the centre of each granite slab was obviously the wrong size- so its been “adjusted” using an angle grinder (chop marks clearly visible). The old cast iron cover is then held in place using an inch wide band of silicon. Not an original method as far as I can remember. The silicon appears to be leaching into the granite.
It would have been better not to bother.
I wonder if this stunning detail will appear in the soon to be published DCC historic paving manual ?
If anyone was thinking of making observations to DCC on this, monday (26-11-12) is the last day.
So the City Council ran out of money for the repaving of Parnell Square. However OPW are applying for Planning Permission for the Memorial for Victims of Abuse in Institutions. So while you wait for your bus on the narrow, cracked pavement you can look across the four lanes of tarmac to the visual feast above.
Aside from the question of whether it’s a fitting memorial, I’d have thought there were inherent problems in building a publicly accessible 20 metre long tunnel in a city centre location. None of the images seem to show what the inside of this tunnel will look like.
Link to Planning Application-