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Architecture of Dublin City

06 July 2010

1972 – Former Dunlop Premises, Hatch Street, Dublin

Architect: Office building, on a site high above streetlevel adjacent to Harcourt Street railway station. Now demolished.

26 February 2010

1972 – Lisneys, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Originally a piece of daring infill on the ‘Green’, the immediate impact was lessened by the demolition of the building next door and redevelopment in a similar Miesian style...

18 February 2010

1972 – McInerney Block, Grand Canal Street, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates Horrendous speculative office block developed in the early 1970s – wildly out of scale with the surroundings. After having a government tenant for years, it stood empty for...

29 June 2010

1972 – Oisin House, Pearse Street, Dublin

Architect: Tyndall Hogan Hurley Truly horrific materials, design, and massing marks this waste of a fantastic site along a busy street and abutting Trinity College. Pearse Street, or Brunswick Street as it was,...

07 July 2010

1972 – Screen Cinema, Townsend Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Bennett / Henry J. Lyons & Partners A soulless 1960s cinema that is partially on the site of two of Dublin’s most famous theatres: the massive Theatre Royal and the...

07 April 2010

1973 – Fingal County Council, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Arthur Swift & Partners Truly horrendous L-shaped building that replaced several good 19th century houses and a commercial building by William G. Murray. Slated for demolition itself after barely forty years. The...

19 July 2008

1973 – Merrion Hall, Sandymount, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates The Merrion Hall office building provided accommodation for Irish Shipping Limited, Coras Trachtala (The Irish Export Board) and The Irish Goods Council. The site, on Strand Road, Sandymount,...

28 March 2008

1973 – River House, 21/25 Chancery Street, Dublin

Architect: Patrick J. Sheahan & Partners Formerly the Motor Tax office, now empty, and possibly awaiting demolition. Abhorantly ugly development that was slated for demolition and redevelopment into an even more horrible building....

02 October 2014

1973 – RTE Radio Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Part of the RTE campus which includes radio and television studios. With the completion of the Radio Centre, RTE Radio’s programme departments and studios were housed for the first...