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Architecture of Leinster

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...

04 June 2015

1972 – Moore & Parnell Street Proposal, Dublin

Massive scheme for a central business district centred on the area of Moore and Parnell Street. The landbank amassed meant the removal of the historic street pattern and is now the site of...

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...

04 February 2010

1973 – Library, University College Dublin, Co. Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker The James Joyce Library is the central branch of the UCD Library system, housing Arts, Celtic Studies, Human Sciences, Business (Undergraduate), Law, Science, Agriculture, Civil & Biosystems Engineering.

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...


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